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Athletics Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Class

Five former Aztecs are set to be inducted on Nov. 1
By Go Aztecs

The San Diego State University Department of Athletics will welcome a new class of five individuals into its Aztec Hall of Fame this fall.

The newest Aztecs to be enshrined into the Hall of Fame include men’s basketball player Brandon Heath, women’s basketball player Michelle Suman, football player Don Warren, track and field coach Choc Sportsman and sailing athlete Mark Reynolds.

The ceremony is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, and there will be an on-field recognition the following day when SDSU football plays host to New Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 2 beginning at 5 p.m.

About the Aztec Hall of Fame

The Aztec Hall of Fame inducted its first members in 1988, and welcomed a new group of legends every year through 1999. Inductions were put on hold for two years while work was completed on the Aztec Athletics Center, which is the first permanent home of the Hall of Fame. Not including this year’s class, 123 individuals have been inducted since its inception.

The newest class of the Aztec Hall of Fame:

Brandon Heath 2003-2007

Heath is SDSU’s all-time leader in scoring (2,189), field goals (749), three-pointers (281) and minutes played (4,275). He was an honorable mention All-American and Mountain West Conference Player of the Year as a junior in the 2005-06 season.

Mark Reynolds 1975-79

Reynolds is a multiple Olympian, winning a gold medal in the 2000 Olympic Games. He is also a two-time Olympic Committee Athlete of the Year for sailing. In 1975, hr was named an ICYRA All-American and was inducted into the Sailing World’s Hall of Fame in 2002.

Choc Sportsman 

Charles “Choc” Sportsman won two Division II cross country titles and a Division II outdoor track & field title as head track & field and cross country coach at San Diego State. His teams won the NCAA Division II Cross Country titles in 1965 and 1966 and the 1966 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championship. He was also an assistant coach for the football team in 1947. SDSU’s track and field facility is named in his honor.

Michelle Suman 1991-95

Left SDSU as the program’s all-time leader in consecutive starts (118) and blocked shots (251). She also held the record for most blocked shots in a single season (87) and a game (9).

Don Warren 1976-79:

A three-time Super Bowl champion with the Washington Redskins. He was also a fourth-round selection in the 1979 NFL Draft. Warren had his best season at SDSU as a junior in 1978, catching 39 passes for 483 yards and four touchdowns.