CLASS OF 2009
Quincy Hayden Howe
Senator Alan K. Simpson
Peter K. Simpson
1961 National Champion Rodeo Team
Feb. 21, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. –
Two outstanding football players, an eight-time conference champion in Track & Field, an exceptional two-sport athlete, the 1961 National Champion Rodeo Team, a star basketball point guard, and two accomplished individuals who have meant a great deal to Wyoming Athletics comprise the latest class of the University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, Selection Committee Chairman Ken Cook announced Saturday.
The dinner and induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame’s 17th class will be held on September 4, 2009, at the UW Convention Center Hilton Garden Inn.
The inductees include: Jesseca Cross (basketball and track, 1994-98); Sean Fleming (football, 1988-91); Quincy Howe (track, 1999-2002); Gene Huey (football, 1966-68); Mike Jackson (basketball, 1980-83); Al and Pete Simpson (special achievement); and the 1961 National Champion Rodeo Team.
“As is the case every year, we are extremely proud of this class,” Cook said. “This group certainly left its mark on the University and the state of Wyoming. We are looking forward to the banquet in September.”
A total of 103 individuals and nine teams have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993. Its plaque display is located on the second floor of the Rochelle Athletics Center.
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 members or special achievement. 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.
Members of the committee are: Ken Cook (chairman), Ron Flack, Stig Hallingbye, Dave Madia, Margie McDonald, Kevin McKinney, Molly Moore, Brian Morgen, Lisa Skiles Parady, Bruce Pivic, Mike Schutte and Dave Walsh.