San Jacinto College honored six former student-athletes recently, at the College’s annual Baseball Legends Ceremony. Receiving honorary plaques and rounds of applause were former baseball standouts Anthony Banda, Randy Brown, Donnie Elliot, David Evans, Greg Runser, and D.J. Wilson.
“It’s wonderful to be able to bring these guys back,” said San Jac Baseball Coach Tom Arrington, addressing the room full of current players and their families. “They’ve meant so much to our program over the years and they’re great examples of how this team can prepare our young athletes for everything they’ll face in future phases of their careers.”
Following the ceremony, the legends headed over to Andy Pettitte Park, where they threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Gators’ game against Odessa College.
“Continuing to be involved with the baseball program at San Jac is so important,” said former player and San Jac legend Randy Brown. “There’s something special about seeing the development of these players firsthand, it’s great to be a part of it and be able to give back.”
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that puts students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.