The University of Central Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame will add seven new member in the fall during the annual banquet at the UCA Student Center Ballroom.
The Class of 2018 includes: Laura Abbott, Cory Cangelosi, Ken Collums, Sam Counce, J.W. Fullerton, Bobby Joe McDaniels and John Outlaw.
Abbott was an All-Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference cross country and track runner and an Alpha Chi honor graduate at UCA in 1988, who helped restart cross country at UC in 1985 and has been an advocate for child abuse and domestic abuse education and prevention in Arkansas since graduation.
Cangelosi was an All-American football player and Academic All-American who earned the prestigious Gulf South Conference Commissioner's Trophy in 2006.
Collums, the current UCA offensive coordinator, led the UCA football team to the 1991 national championship as a freshman starting quarterback and twice won the L.B. Jackman Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding player or players in the UCA Homecoming football game.
Counce started at center for back-to-back National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship football teams at UCA in 1984 and 1985 and was an honorable mention All-American.
Fullerton was a multi-sport star for the Bears in the 1940s and an Arkansas Officials Hall of Fame member in football, basketball and track and field.
McDaniels was an All-American linebacker for the Bears, as well as an All-American in track and field and was a four-year letterwinner in both sports.
Outlaw, who passed away in 2011, was a championship high school football coach in both Arkansas and Texas and was inducted into the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.
The Class of 2018 will be inducted during a brunch on Saturday, Oct. 20 prior to the UCA-Northwestern State at First Security Field at Estes Stadium.
This class will be the 18th inducted into the Hall.
For information on the induction banquet, call 450-3150 or e-mail at email@example.com.