Laramie, Wyo., Feb. 8, 2017 – Two outstanding football players, an All-American basketball player, an accomplished wrestler, two dedicated team physicians, and two championship teams comprise the 2017 class of the University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
The dinner and induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame’s 25th class will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center, located at 22nd & Grand in Laramie.
This year’s inductees are Dr. Robert Curnow and Dr. David Kieffer, Special Achievement; Vince Guinta, Football 1949-50; Mike Hamel, Wrestling 1983-86; C.T. Hewgley, Football 1949-50; Jim Weir, Basketball 1941-43 and 1946; the 1991 National Champion Women’s Rodeo Team; and the 2007 WNIT National Champion Cowgirl Basketball Team.
A total of 156 individuals and 17 teams have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993. The Hall of Fame Committee met in January to make its final selections for this year’s class. The inductees must fit into one of five categories: student-athlete, coach, team, athletics staff member or special achievement. The special achievement category 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. Nominations are encouraged and must be submitted by Sept. 1st in order to be considered for the following year’s class. For more information, see the selection criteria.
Members of the committee are: Mike Schutte (Chairman), Tom Burman, Gary Crum, Tom Frazier, Jim House, Rob Jarosh, Dale Ann Meeker, Kevin McKinney, Brian Morgen, Jared Newland, Bruce Pivic, and Joi Thomas.