Michelle Snow reacts after being announced as 2018 inductee you Florida Sports Hall of Fame BRIAN ACHATZ, [email protected]

Michelle Snow, a Pensacola High School graduate and two-time WNBA All-Star, smiles as she is recognized during a press conference to announce a partnership between the Florida Sports Hall of Fame and Andrews Institue at the Andrews Performance & Research Pavilion in Gulf Breeze on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. She, along with other local sports icons Justin Gatlin and Roy Jones, Jr., will be inducted into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame on November 7 at the National Naval Aviation Museum on NAS Pensacola.(Photo: Jody Link/[email protected])

Michelle Snow had just flown back home from Europe, where she just finished what is likely her final professional basketball season. 

If this is retirement from that realm, what a parting gift. 

After all these years, Snow, 38, is finally going into the Florida Sports Hall of Fame. She will be joined Nov. 7 by Jerry Pate, Roy Jones Jr. and Justin Gatlin as Pensacola’s athletic royalty get their long overdue enshrinement.

“We have so many (Pensacola) athletes in every sport, who dominate globally … it is amazing,” said Snow, a Pensacola High and University of Tennessee graduate who transcended her sport beyond Florida fame.

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A rush of emotions struck Snow as she attended Tuesday’s Florida Sports Hall of Fame announcement at the Andrews Institute campus in Gulf Breeze. There was so much powerful symbolism.

Andrews Institute will be the presenting sponsor for the enshrinement ceremony and banquet at the National Naval Aviation Museum on Pensacola Naval Air Station. 

Just think about this. The event will be at