A headline of eight star-studded inductees were announced on Thursday September 17, 2020 for the Class of 2021 Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. One of those eight was Southern’s own superstar Rickie Weeks, who played under black college baseball legend and 2019 Hall of Fame inductee Roger Cador
Weeks was the second overall pick in the 2003 MLB draft. Weeks during his tenure at Southern set two NCAA Division 1 career hitting records, a batting average of .465, along with a slugging percentage of .927. Weeks became the first and only player to win the Golden Spikes Award in 2003 from an HBCU.
Having played 14 seasons in the MLB, in 2011 he was the second baseman in the 2011 All-Star game. After Cador’s inductance last year, Weeks is now the twentieth member from Southern University in the Louisiana Hall of Fame.
When asked about his feelings on garnering this honor Weeks said,”It meant a lot Southern is like a second home for me, I appreciate the honor from the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame…. very humbling, very excited about it. I owe everything to Southern University and it’s baseball program, the guys that came along with me, the guys that batted before me, the guys that batted behind me, all the guys that came before me that paved the way. All of this is a testament of me going to Southern University and being apart of the great state of Louisiana.”