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Sunday, May 21, 2023

Bratic, Pretorius and Santo Inducted into Flagler Athletics HoF

ST. AUGUSTINE  ( Alan Bratic ’97, Delyse Pretorius ’02, and Rob Santo were inducted as the 18th class of the Flagler College Athletics Hall of Fame Thursday night (May 18) at a banquet sponsored by Carrabba’s Italian Grill at Flagler’s elegant dining hall. The event is part of the College’s annual Alumni Weekend (May 18-21). 

The Flagler College Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2004 to honor student-athletes and administrators who made a major contribution to the intercollegiate sports program while at Flagler, as well as a significant impact in their community after graduating and since then 69 people, and one team, have been inducted, including this year’s class.


Bratic played tennis for two seasons (1995-97) at Flagler. He helped the Saints achieve final rankings of No. 15 (1996) and No. 14 (1997) at the NAIA level. Bratic earned All-Florida Sun Conference honors in 1996. He was a charter member of the Saints Club, the College’s athletic boosters club, which helped fund raising efforts for Flagler Athletics. Bratic’s contributions as an ardent supporter of all of the athletic programs at Flagler was the impetus for his induction. He became the Saints Club president in 2006. The Saints Club Advisory Board was formed in 2011 and served as its president for eight years. For 18 years, Bratic’s work includes the naming of the center section of bleachers at Saints Field.      Pretorius played for years (1998-02) on the women’s tennis team where she was a two-time NAIA All-American. In her career, she was ranked as high as No. 32 in singles (2000), but she excelled with doubles partner and fellow Hall of Famer Simona Galik. The tandem finished the 2002 season ranked No. 2 in the NAIA. In all four years of her career, Pretorius helped lead the Saints to a top 10 national ranking, including No. 3 in 2002.Santo starred for the baseball team for three seasons (1983-85), before becoming the first Flagler baseball player selected in the Major League Baseball Draft. He was selected in the 19th Round by the Baltimore Orioles. Santo was a NAIA honorable mention All-American in 1984 and was the district player of the year. He holds several Flagler records including runs batted in in a game (11), batting average in a season (.449), hits in a season (101), home runs in a season (20), RBIs in a season (102), batting average in a career (.415), home runs in a career (41), and RBIs in a career (194). Santo is a member of Flagler baseball’s All-Decade team (1980s).