LSU's Hawthorne inducted into Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame
NATCHITOCHES – Four people associated with LSU athletics were inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Saturday night in Natchitoches.
The ceremony, held at the Natchitoches Events Center, is the 57th Hall of Fame Ceremony for the organization.
Jim Hawthorne, “The Voice of the Tigers,” led the LSU group, along with Dr. Julian Bales, former player-coach Art “Red” Swanson and Bob Tompkins.
Hawthorne and Tompkins both received the Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Bales received the Dave Dixon Louisiana Leadership Award.
Swanson, who died in 1982, was elected in the Old Timers athletic category. Swanson’s son Art accepted the award for him.
Highlights of the induction ceremony will be shown on Cox Sports TV beginning on July 12 at 7 p.m.
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