Former OF standout Harris going into ULL Hall of Fame

Published 12:05 pm Wednesday, November 8, 2017

LAFAYETTE — Former Orangefield standout JoJo Harris will be inducted into the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Athletic Hall of Fame Nov. 17 and will be recognized Nov. 18 at halftime of the Ragin’ Cajuns football game against New Mexico State at Cajun Field.

Harris, a letter winner from 1993-96, became the second All-American in Ragin’ Cajuns women’s track and field history after finishing eighth overall in the discus at the 1994 NCAA Track & Field Championships in Boise, Idaho.

Harris still holds the school record in the discus of 180-11, which she threw at the Last Chance Meet on May 25, 1994 in Baton Rouge, shattering her previous school record by 16 feet.

A two-time Sun Belt Conference champion in the discus, Harris was named to the 30 Year All-Time SBC Team and was a two-time NCAA qualifier. She graduated in 1996.

Harris had major accomplishments as well as Lady Bobcat and was The Orange Leader’s Track Athlete of the Year in 1991.

Other Ragin’ Cajun athletes to be inducted include softball player Lacey Bertucci, basketball player Dion Brown, baseballer Jonathan Lucroy, and female basketballer Kim Perrot.