ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio department of intercollegiate athletics has announced that they will induct four members as the 2016 class of the Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame at the 2016 Alumni Awards Gala which will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Baker University Center
The event begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and the program to follow at 6:30
Herman played volleyball at Ohio from 2006-2009 helping lead the Bobcats to four straight Mid-American Conference Championships and four trips to the NCAA Tournament. She ranks atop the MAC record book in career kills (1,984) and ranks fifth in career attack attempts (4,925). Herman is the Ohio record holder in career kills, career attacks, career points (2,191.5), career matches played (126) and career sets played (454). Herman was a two-time AVC All-American Honorable Mention in 2008 and 2009, a First-Team All-District Selection in 2008-09 and Honorable Mention in 2007. She was a four-time All-MAC First Team Selection and was named to the All-Freshman team in 2006. Herman was twice the MAC Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, was Freshman of the Year in 2006 and was named to the MAC All-Tournament Team in 2006 and 2008 including being named tournament MVP in 2008. As a senior, she earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District and earned a trio of awards from CVU.com -- Rising Star in 2006 and Stellar Spiker in 2008 and 2009.
Shon was a four-year letter winner playing quarterback for the Bobcats from 1978-81. Shon was the MAC Player of the Year, First Team
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Somerlot competed at Ohio from 1967-69 as a thrower on the Bobcats track & field team. Somerlot has been heavily involved with the U.S. Track & field community on top of a 30-year high school coaching and teaching career serving as a track & field, football, basketball and cross country coach. He earned the Ohio University Medal of Merit as an outstanding alumni in 2006. On the national level, Somerlot was a coach for the USA at the 1991 Eight Nations Games, 1994 US Olympic Festival and 1999 World Indoor Championships while also serving as the Shot Put and Discus Chair of the USATF Men's Development Committee for elite throwers who are developing to compete at the Olympics. He was also on the men's Olympic staff as a throws and decathlon coach in 2004 and 2008. As a high school