Augusta University well-represented in inaugural Peach Belt Hall of Fame

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference held the induction ceremony for the inaugural Hall of Fame Class on Tuesday night at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Augusta University was represented by Former PBC Commissioner, Director of Athletics and head coach Marvin Vanover, men’s basketball All-American Ben Madgen, and Assistant Dean of the College of Business Administration and Director of Student Support and Advising Mary Lisko.

On the 25th Anniversary of the conference, 25 members of the Hall of Fame were formally inducted as Master of Ceremonies Freddie Coleman of ESPN led the ceremony. Of the 25 inductees, 19 were present at the ceremony.

The inaugural class was divided into Founding Fathers, Student-Athletes and Coaches & Administrators. Vanover was inducted as a founding father, Madgen a student-athlete, and Lisko an administrator.

Marvin Vanover was the first commissioner of the Peach Belt Conference and served in that capacity for 16 years. FULL BIO

Ben Madgen finished his four-year career in Augusta in 2010 as one of the most accomplished men’s basketball players in Peach Belt history. FULL BIO

Mary Lisko ended her 29-year tenure at Augusta University in 2006, retiring as the Assistant Dean of the College of Business Administration & Director of Student Support and Advising.  She also served the Jaguar athletic department as the Faculty Athletic Representative for 17 years beginning in 1989. FULL BIO

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