Six former Bulls will comprise the 2011 USF Hall of Fame class, as announced Saturday.
One current USF assistant coach, softball’s Monica Triner, will enter the Hall of Fame along with Michelle Collier (volleyball), Radenko Dobras (men’s basketball), Robert Grindey (men’s swimming), Anthony Henry (football) and Fergus Hopper (men’s soccer).
Triner, who played for the Bulls between 1996 and 1999, holds USF career records in wins (92), innings pitched (788) and strikeouts (641). She is second in career ERA (0.95) and saves (15). Triner returned to USF as a volunteer assistant coach in 2004 before being promoted in 2006 to assistant coach, a position she still holds.
Collier played at USF from 1998 to 2002 and still holds the USF career records for kills (2,729) and digs (1,747). Her kills total is fifth best in NCAA history. She holds three of the five highest season-long kill totals and all three of the top season tallies for kills per game. She coached at USF for two seasons before leaving for an assistant coaching position at South Carolina in July 2010.
Dobras is the only Bulls basketball player to lead the team in scoring for four consecutive seasons. He was named the 1990 Sun Belt Championship MVP and played in two NCAA tournaments.
Grindey led USF to five NCAA championship appearances in his 14-year tenure as coach. He oversaw six individual national champions, as well as one relay title. Henry was a member of the inaugural USF football team in 1997 and is third in the USF record books with 10 interceptions, including five in his senior year. As the second Bull ever drafted, Henry had a nine-year NFL career.
Hopper was the USF Athlete of the Year in 1974-75 and was a 1977 finalist for the Herman Award, which goes to the nation’s top collegiate soccer player.