LOGAN, Utah -
Utah State Athletics announced Wednesday that the dinner and induction ceremony for the latest class of USU’s Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame is sold out.
The dinner and induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame’s 15th class is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 8, at the Riverwoods Conference Center.
This year’s eight inductees include Kent Baer, a former football great and assistant football coach; Gordon “Dutch” Belnap, the third-winningest basketball coach in school history; Shane Bingham, a two-time track & field All-American; Chris Cooley, an All-American football player and school-record holding tight end; Christy Denson-Pettiette, a two-time gymnast of the year; Jayme Gordy, a record-setting soccer player; Nate Harris, the only three-time first-team all-conference basketball player in school history; and Stew Morrill, the most successful and winningest basketball coach in school history.
A total of 103 individuals and three teams have now been inducted into the Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 with 12 initial members, followed by eight members in 1994 and seven in 1995. The addition of any inductees was stopped until 2006 when five more individuals were added, followed by six recipients in 2007 and five in 2008, to go along with the first-ever team inducted. Seven more inductees were added in 2009, followed by six in 2010, five in 2011, plus two more national championship teams, eight in 2012, six inductees in 2013, 2014 and 2015, and eight inductees in 2016 and 2017.
Located inside the Steve Mothersell Hall of Honor, the Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame gives fans the opportunity to view biographical information and watch videos on each of the inducted members. Both the Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor are located inside the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex in the north end zone of Maverik Stadium.
The Hall of Fame Committee made its final selections for this year’s class in January. The inductees must fit into one of five categories: student-athlete, coach, team, athletics staff member, or contributor/special achievement. Contributor/special achievement includes individuals who have contributed to the ideal of sports at the University. Each nominee must receive at least 75 percent of the committee's vote to be eligible for induction.
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