Three more names were added to the esteemed ranks of the Rome-Floyd Sports Hall of Fame on Friday night at The Forum when water skier Shay Langley, and former baseball standouts Jack T. Beanie Ozment and Gerry H. Law, were inducted in a ceremony held in conjunction with the Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Authority Awards Ceremony.
All three of the newest Hall members go in under the Amateur Athletics category.
More than 300 people attended the ceremony, which also honored this years high school student athletes and the 2005 volunteer award winners.
Langley is the first person who made a mark competing on top of water to join the Hall.
After winning state championships in junior boys slalom and tricks in 1975-76, Langley went on to enjoy success on the collegiate level being a part of the national championship team at Northeast Louisiana now Louisiana-Monroe for four straight years (1983-87).
The mens trick champion at the U.S. Nationals in 1986, Langley finished third in tricks at the 1988 USA Winter Olympics.
Law led the way as the first multi-sport athlete at West Rome High, where he became that schools first person to letter in three sports all four years, earning all-state honors and helping the Chieftains wins a state baseball championship.
For the next four years, Law concentrated on baseball at Berry College, again lettering all four years, leading the team in hitting three seasons and earning All-America honorable mention status as a junior and senior.
After graduating from Berry, Law went on to play in the San Diego Padres organization.
Baseball was Ozments game as well, a game that make the U.S. Army veteran a standout as a youth player and later in the minor leagues with the Detroit Tigers farm system, where he was named an all-star and played in the 1958 Minor League World Series.
In addition to the induction ceremony, numerous awards and honors were presented, including the presentation of the John Pinson Jr. Student-Athlete Award winners.
Receiving $1,000 scholarships as the top male and female student-athletes from Rome and Floyd County were Darlingtons Luke Hyder and Models Lacey Pinson.
Also honored as top-student athletes from their schools and the recipient of a $500 scholarship were Brittney Gresham and Ben Patrick (Armuchee), Victoria Campbell and Dave Robinson (Coosa), Brittni Dulaney (Darlington), Steven Powers (Model), Jessica Donehoo and Josh Underwood (Pepperell), and Jessica Rogers and Alex Coville (Rome).
Highlighting the volunteer award recipients was Clifford Davis, a youth coach in Rome since 1969 who was presented the Horace Anthony Volunteer of the Year Award