Morant, Parker honored by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies and Candace Parker of the Chicago Sky are among athletes honored with Achievement Awards from the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame also announced Thursday that John Ingram, who led efforts to bring Major League Soccer to Nashville, is the 2022 Tennessean of the Year.

Other honorees include 50th Anniversary of Title IX, Memphis Grizzlies, Dean Hayes, Middle Tennessee State Head Track and Field Coach, Jack Leiter of Vanderbilt Baseball, Rachel Heck of Stanford Golf, East Tennessee State Football and Tennessee Southern Women’s Soccer .

The honors will be presented at the Hall’s 2022 Banquet on July 23 in Nashville.

This year’s inaugural class has already been announced and will include Olympic athlete Sharrieffa Barksdale, former major league pitcher RA Dickey, late NFL player Harry Galbreath, former NFL players Artis Hicks and Jevon Kearse, former college basketball coach Randy Lambert , former NHL player David Legwand, former college basketball coach Nikki McCray-Penson, former Trevecca basketball player David Suddeth, former college and NBA player Tony White, the late former Vanderbilt athletic director David Williams II and former Vanderbilt football player and golfer Toby Wilt.

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