Davis, Hilliard Named to USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame
posted on 07/07/2008

Jessica Davis and Wendy Hilliard

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—USA Gymnastics announced the 2008 class of inductees for the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame: the 2003 U.S. Women’s World Championships Team; Olympians Jessica Davis of San Anselmo, Calif. (rhythmic), Marie Walther Bilski of Tempe, Ariz. (women’s), and Wayne Young of Pleasant Grove, Utah (men’s); synchronized trampoline and double mini-trampoline world champion Stuart Ransom of Southaven, Miss.; two-time NCAA champion Brent Simmons of Columbus, Ind. (men’s); women’s artistic gymnastics coach Mary Lee Tracy of West Chester, Ohio; and contributor Wendy Hilliard of New York City. Kenneth Allen of Oshkosh, Wis., is the 2008 Lifetime Achievement recipient in recognition of his contributions to gymnastics.

“We are proud to recognize the 2008 inductees for their accomplishments and contributions to gymnastics,” said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. “The Hall of Fame is a great opportunity for us to recognize the people who have been a part of gymnastics’ rich history. Congratulations to each and every one of our honorees.”

The 2008 USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame luncheon and induction ceremony are scheduled for Sunday, June 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Philadelphia (Pa.) Marriott Downtown. Tickets are $45 per person or $400 for a table of 10 people. For more information,