Six Enter Tech Hall of Fame


Bruce Dalrymple

Four men, two women honored in sports ranging from basketball to track.

Six former Georgia Tech athletes--four men and two women--have been inducted into the Georgia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

The 1994 Hall of Fame class is comprised of Bruce Dalrymple, who helped Tech win the 1985 Atlantic Coast Conference basketball championship; Dolores Bootz, who led the Lady Jackets basketball team to its first Division-1 winning season; Ty Griffin, former All-American and Olympic baseball player; Kathy Harrison, the most valuable player of the 1987 Atlantic Coast Conference indoor and outdoor track meets; the late Jeff Larkin, a track standout who recorded the fastest 100-meter time in Tech history; and Jimmy Southard, a quarterback during the 1946-49 seasons.

Dalrymple, who started four seasons as a guard, helped lead Tech to its first ACC championship, and is one of the best rebounding guards in the history of the ACC. A former assistant coach at Tech, he is head basketball coach at Mount Vernon Christian Academy in Atlanta.

Bootz, who led the women's basketball team in scoring in each of her four seasons, finished her career in 1987 with 1,723 points. She completed a four-year professional basketball career in Turkey and Spain, and currently works for Trust Company Bank in Atlanta.

Griffin, who started for the Jackets at shortstop for three seasons before being drafted in the first round by the Chicago Cubs in 1988, was a finalist that year for the Golden Spikes Award, given to the nation's top amateur baseball player. Griffin led the Jackets to three straight ACC titles and earned first-team All-America honors in 1988. He was chosen to Team USA for 1987 and to the U.S. Olympic squad in 1988. He has completed a five-year career in professional baseball and lives in his hometown of Tampa, Fla.

Harrison, in 1987, dominated the ACC Women's Track and Field Championships. She finished first in the 400-meter dash, the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and the triple jump. She also finished second in the long jump and ran a leg of Tech's third place 4-by-400 meter relay. She set three ACC championship records and two conference all-time track marks while earning the ACC MVP honors. Also that year she was named MVP of the ACC Indoor Championships, and became Tech's first female track All-American. Harrison lives in Atlanta and is a senior technical representative for AT&T.

Larkin was the fastest person ever to wear the white and gold. His time of 10 seconds flat in the 100-meter dash, recorded in 1982, is the all-time best for a Yellow Jacket. A two-time All-American, he captured the ACC Championship in the 100 meters with a 10.39 clocking in 1982. He also shares Tech's indoor 55-meter dash record with Mark Pickens, with a time of 6.28 seconds, and holds the indoor 60-yard dash mark of 6.23. Larkin died of leukemia in 1990.

Southard was described by Coach Bobby Dodd as the most accurate passer he ever coached. He helped the Jackets to a 24-7 record during his three seasons as a starter, and still holds career records for the most yards per pass attempt, and the season mark for most yards per pass completion. He was the first of the T-formation quarterbacks at Tech. Southard is chief executive officer of SBS Associates and lives in Atlanta.