Former French Major Inducted into UA Sports Hall of Fame
On February 26, 2016, Jimmal Ball (French Major) was inducted to the University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame during the ceremony at the Quaker Station Ballroom. The mission of the Hall of Fame is to recognize student-athletes who have distinguished themselves by virtue of their outstanding performance. Jimmal started his career on the UA basketball court in 1996 and left Akron in 2000 to play professional basketball in Europe, mostly in France. He came back to the U.S. in 2014 and received his degree in French in 2015. Congratulations, Jimmal!
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