Eight former Mountaineers are set to be honored in the 32nd class of the WVU Sports Hall of Fame.

The class of 2022 includes Donna Abbott (women’s basketball), Marie-Louise Asselin (cross country/track), Tavon Austin (football), Stedman Bailey (football), Marsha Beasley (rifle), Marilee Hohmann (rifle), Kevin Jones (men’s basketball) and Geno Smith (football).

Donna Abbott played at WVU from 1989-1992 and is one of three players in program history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Abbott hails from Huntington, West Virginia, and scored 1,656 points during her career at West Virginia. Abbott finished with 25 20-point games, tied for the ninth most in school history and had 52 career double-doubles in points and rebounds, which was second most in school history. Abbott appeared on WVU’s first two tournament teams in 1989 and 1992.

Marie-Louise Asselin was a cross country/track and field athlete during her time at WVU. In four years, she earned seven All-American honors. Asselin, who is from Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, was one of only two runners to earn three All-American honors in cross country when she did so in 2009. Asselin, currently holds the WVU program record in the indoor 5,000-meter event.

Tavon Austin was one of the most memorable football players of the last decade at WVU. Austin currently holds the program record for career multi-purpose yards. Austin, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, was the first player in NCAA history to finish with more than 3,000 career receiving yards and rushed for more than 1,000 yards. Austin still stands as the only player in NCAA history to record a touchdown four different ways in a single season. Austin was a first-team All-American in 2012, and as a senior, Austin earned seven first team All-America honors as an all-purpose player and three second-team honors as a wide receiver. Austin finished his career with 29 touchdowns on offense and four on special teams. He scored 242 points during his career. Austin was selected in the first round with the eighth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Austin played for the Rams until 2017, then Dallas (2018-19), San Francisco (2020), Green Bay (2020), Jacksonville (2021) and Buffalo (2022-present).

Stedman Bailey was another wide receiver who played alongside Austin. Bailey, a three-year starter at WVU, was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award in 2012. Bailey, who is from Miramar, Florida, played in 39 career games at WVU, finishing with 25 touchdowns in his final season at WVU, which is tied for second in FBS history. Bailey finished his career with 41 touchdowns, scoring 246 points. Bailey would be drafted in the third round with the 92nd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams.

Marsha Beasley was the head coach of the rifle team for 16 seasons from 1990 and 2006 and led the squad to eight NCAA titles. Beasley compiled 14 winning seasons in her first 14 years with the Mountaineers, including nine undefeated campaigns. Her record after 14 seasons was 146-8. Under her watch, WVU won eight NCAA titles, posted one second-place finish and two third-place finishes at the NCAA Championships. Beasley earned multiple national honors, being named the 1997 National Coach of the Year for shooting by the United States Olympic Committee, and 1993 National Rifle Association Coach of the Year.

Marilee Hohmann was the first female athlete to compete on any team at WVU, 11 years before Title IX came into law. A Fairmont, West Virginia, native, Hohmann, was on the WVU rifle team from 1961-1962. Hohmann was the first woman ever to compete in an athletic competition at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Hohmann would return to WVU to teach, teaching speech and communications for nearly 20 years.

Kevin Jones was one of two players in WVU men’s basketball history to score 1,800 points and collect 1,000 rebounds during his career at WVU. Jones, who is from Mount Vernon, New York, was named to the John Wooden All-America Team in 2012 and earned second team consensus All-America honors. Jones scored in double figures in 95 career games and had 33 double-doubles for his career. Jones started every game in his final three seasons, averaging 19.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 50.9% from the field during his senior season. Jones was on the most recent team from WVU to make the Final Four.

Lastly, Geno Smith, who played football at WVU from 2009-2012 and set 33 records during his time as quarterback of the Mountaineers. Also a native of Miramar, Florida, Smith was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award and the Maxwell Award. Smith set the WVU season records for passing yards (4,385) and touchdowns (42) and career records for total offense (12,004), passing yards (11,662) and pass attempts (1,465). Smith was selected as the 39th pick overall in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. He played for the Jets until joining the New York Giants in 2017, the Los Angeles Chargers in 2018 and then the Seattle Seahawks from 2019-present.