2014 USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame Inductees

By Tim Boggan | Oct. 28, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

2014 HOF INDUCTEES

Join us at the 2014 Induction Ceremony in Las Vegas on December 18th during the US National Championships - Ticket information.

TAWNY BANH (Player)
  • 2-time Olympian
  • 10-time USA World Team Member - (two Bronze medals for World Consolation finishes)
  • 4-time Pan Am Games Team member (7 medals)
  • 14 consecutive years as USA National Team member
  • 4-time U.S. Closed Women’s Singles Finalist; 7-time Semifinalist
  • 12-time U.S. Closed Women’s Doubles Winner or Finalist
  • Winning Women’s Team member at USOTC’s
  • 4-time U.S. Closed Women’s Under 22 Champion
 
Tawny Banh
 DICK BUTLER (Contributor)
  • Paralympic Games Table Tennis Competition Manager
  • Olympic Games Assistant Table Tennis Competition Manager
  • 17-year National Junior Olympics Table Tennis Chairman
  • Longtime Coach/Supporter of daughter and sons:
  • Andrea (U.S. Under 11, 13, 15 Girls National Champion,
  • Winner of Multiple Junior Olympic Gold Medals) 
  • Jim (USA Olympian, Pan Am Games Team Member, U.S. Singles/Doubles Champion, U.S. Table Tennis Athlete of the Year)
  • Scott (Pan Am Games Team Member, U.S. Doubles Champion, Many-time Junior Olympic and Olympic Festival Medalist)
  • Writer of many articles (especially coaching articles) for USTTA magazine
  • Color Commentator at Major Championship Events
Dick Butler
 LISA GEE (Player)
  • USA World Team Member
  • USA Team Member to Pan Am Games and Cuban Invitational
  • U.S. Closed Women’s Singles Runner-up
  • U.S. Closed Women’s Doubles Champion
  • 6-time U.S. Closed Women’s or Mixed Doubles Finalist
  • U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion
  • U.S. Olympic Festival: Team, Women’s and Mixed Doubles Champion as well as Singles Finalist
  • U.S. Intercollegiate Champion
  • With sister Diana dominated U.S. Open/Closed Girls Doubles Play
Lisa Gee
SHEILA O’DOUGHERTY (Player/Official)
Highlights as USA Team Member: 
  • to South Korea/Japan Opens;
  • to Novi Sad, Yugoslavia World’s
  • 2-time #1 Finisher in U.S. Team Tryouts
  • 10-time ranked among U.S. Top 10 Women
  • 3-time U.S. Closed Women’s Doubles Finalist
  • U.S. Women’s Amateur Champion
  • 3-time U.S. Intercollegiate Champion
  • Inducted into Minnesota Hall of Fame (1994)
  • Served for years as USTTA Treasurer and Player Representative
Shelia O'Dougherty
2014 MARK MATTHEWS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECIPIENT - DONNA SAKAI (Player/Official)
  • U.S. Open Women’s Singles Finalist
  • 2-time U.S. Open Women’s Doubles Champion
  • U.S. Open Mixed Doubles Champion
  • 2-time USOTC’s Winning Women’s Team Member 
  • 2-time USOTC’s Most Valuable Player Award Winner
  • Winner of many Class/Age events—Singles and Doubles (with husband Dave)
  • Control Desk Administrator at plethora of major tournaments—U.S. Open, U.S. Closed, U.S. Olympic Festival…
  • Director of multiple U.S. Opens and Closeds
  • Served 3-terms (6-years) as USTTA Secretary
  • Inducted into U.S. Hall of Fame (1996)
Donna Sakai