N.C. Hall To Induct Overton-Johnson
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 05/10/2012 10:22:58
- In: Water Skiing
U.S. water ski athlete Kristi Overton-Johnson
will be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame on Thursday night in Raleigh, N.C. She is the first water skier to be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.
Overton-Johnson, who retired in 2005 and made a brief comeback in 2007, won 80 professional titles. She was a four-time U.S. Open champion and an eight-time Masters' champion. In 1999 she won gold medals at the Pan American Games and Water Ski World Championships. In 1992 she set the women’s world slalom record of 1 buoy at 41 feet off, which was not broken until 2010.
Joining Overton-Johnson as inductees are basketball players Lennie Rosenbluth and M.L. Carr, football player Wray Carlton, baseball coach Sam Esposito, football coach Henry Trevathan, college football referee Jerry McGee and sports writer Wilt Browning.