The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored Stuart Scott Friday when it inducted the ESPN anchor into the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame. Scott, a 1987 UNC alumnus, died in January after a long bout with cancer.
Soccer player Mia Hamm, also a UNC graduate, presented Scott’s Hall of Fame award to Susan Scott, his sister.
“Whenever you met him and talked to him, you just felt this amazing kind of energy and life force,” Hamm said. “You kind of left the conversation feeling a lot better about yourself.”
The highlight of the evening came when the men’s basketball team joined forces with Alpha Phi Alpha.
Scott pledged UNC’s Mu Zeta chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha in 1984, and on Friday the fraternity teamed up with the men’s basketball team to honor Scott with a step performance.
“He loved Carolina athletics, he loved Carolina basketball, of course, but there was another aspect of his Carolina experience that was truly special to him. That was his membership in the Mighty Mu chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity,” Jones Angell, the “Voice of the Tar Heels,” said. “Stuart was No. 7 on the line ‘12 Masters of Mix’; some of Stuart’s line brothers and Alpha Phi Alpha brothers join us here tonight.”
The Tar Heels, along with Alpha Phi Alpha members Joel Berry, Justin Jackson, Theo Pinson and Kanler Coker, put on a step show of which Scott would have been proud.