Hall of Fame giants: Selmon, Atkins, Dickson
The fourth class to be inducted into USF's Hall of Fame features three of the biggest names in the history of Bulls athletics: former athletic director Lee Roy Selmon, who died last fall, and basketball standouts Chucky Atkins and Jessica Dickson. This year's inductees will be honored on Sept. 28, the night before USF football plays host to Florida State at Raymond James Stadium.
It's just the latest honor given to Selmon, a Tampa icon not only for his Hall of Fame career with the Bucs, but his contributions since, helping USF bring football to its athletic program, then serving as athletic director from 2001-04 and in leading fundraising efforts after that. After Selmon died in September, USF renamed its main athletic building as the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center in his memory.
Atkins was a standout guard for the Bulls from 1992-96 and had his jersey retired in 2001, going on to have an 11-year career in the NBA. He was recently named as head coach at his alma mater, Evans High School in Orlando. Dickson played for USF from 2003-07 and left as the Bulls' all-time leading scorer, male or female, totaling 2,402 points in her USF career. Dickson's reliable scoring and leadership helped start a run of seven straight postseason appearances for the Bulls.
The Hall of Fame class was announced Saturday night during USF's Bullsfest, an annual fundraising event held in the newly renovated Sun Dome.