The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame announced its eight inductees for the class of 2020, meaning a new class of former Hurricanes will be recognized for their athletic accomplishments.
Laura Vallverdu alumni from Sánchez-Casal Barcelona has been honored from the University of Miami sports hall of fame. (in picture with coach Pep Plasin and former WTA Elena Bovina)
Spanning across multiple sports, this year’s inductees include Yasmani Grandal (baseball), Johnny Hemsley (men’s basketball), Brittney Steinbruch (soccer), Mike Ward (track and field), Laura Vallverdu (women’s tennis) and three football players: Jay Brophy, Phillip Buchanon and Kevin Williams.
For Vallverdu, who was a member of the women’s tennis team from 2007-2010, being recognized by the Hall of Fame is a testament to all of her hard work during her time as a player.
“It’s definitely a very humbling experience and it just makes you see that all of the hard work and love that I have for the school gets translated into recognition,” Vallverdu said. “It’s nice to be recognized with some of the best people that have come through the school, and I just couldn’t be more thankful.”
(Interview The Miami Hurricane)