The individuals who will be enshrined in 2016 are: Ken Eriksen; Jennie Finch; Harry Haroian; Peter Meredith; John Nelson; Tom Penders; Terry Peterson; and Mick Renneisen.
Only a couple of those names will be familiar to general softball fans, easily those of Eriksen and Finch.
The head coach at South Florida and currently the manager of Team USA, Eriksen holds 818 career victories and eleven NCAA tournament appearances, most recently including a three-year streak of postseason berths from 2012-2014. Only twice has his team reached the Super regional round, though, advancing in 2012 to the Women's College World Series. He has been the skipper of Team USA since January 2011, following ten years as an assistant on the staff.
All eight members of the Class of 2016 will be officially inducted in a ceremony next fall.