Ole Miss Announces Letterwinner Walk Project
Letterwinner Walk Will Honor All-Time Ole Miss Athletics Letterwinners
OXFORD, Miss. – Ole Miss Athletics will add the Letterwinner Walk to its new plaza outside the north end zone of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium next fall, Athletics Director Ross Bjork announced Monday.
A series of columns lining the Walk will feature the names of every student-athlete who has earned a varsity letter at the University of Mississippi, dating back to the first football team in 1893.
“All 7,000 letterwinners will be featured name by name, sport by sport, along a continued Walk of Champions as you lead into Vaught-Hemingway Stadium,” Bjork said. “That is who we are. Our history, our legacy, the ones who have come before – we need to do a better job of showcasing them.”
Construction will begin next fall with an official unveiling event in October 2016.
Ole Miss is asking all former letterwinners in a varsity sport to check for their name at the following website: http://olemissmclub.org/letterwinners. While official letters are issued in the modern era, the names from teams in the early 20th century are based on data from the Ole Miss yearbooks, which is often incomplete. Please note that club sports are not represented.
Ole Miss and the M-Club Alumni Chapter look forward to showcasing those individuals who built Ole Miss Athletics into what it is today.