Holy Cross inducted seven individuals, along with the 1969 Baseball Team into its 2019 Sports Hall of Fame. In addition, Mrs. Rosemary Odinet was honored as the first recipient of the Rosemary Odinet Humanitarian Award, named in her honor.
Odinet’s seven sons attended Holy Cross for 23 calendar years, from 1968 through 1991. If each son’s attendance is counted separately, she participated in activities at Holy Cross for 50 school years. During her several terms as President of the Athletic Association, she helped organize Las Vegas Night and other fundraisers. The Athletic Association purchased wrestling mats, refurbished locker rooms, and provided equipment for sports teams. Rosemary was instrumental in the building of the track at the Dauphine Street campus. Rosemary and other parents hosted multiple Tiger Invitational Wrestling Tournaments. She cooked and donated the food for the concessions. She could always be found in the concession stand unless one her sons was wrestling. She hosted the entire 1983 State Championship wrestling team and their families in Baton Rouge before the finals and afterward for a victory party. She was even asked by Coach Sam, Jesuit’s Wresting Coach, to provide food for the coaches and wrestlers at a tournament when their host forgot.
The Hall of Fame committee established the Rosemary Odinet Humanitarian Award in honor of Rosemary's many years of service to Holy Cross and our athletes. Each year, the Hall of Fame will recognize one individual or entity who has contributed their own personal time and/or resources to furthering athletics at Holy Cross School.
Click the link below to read the bios of our 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees.