UW Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2011
Six individuals and one team will be inducted as the Hall of Fame’s 19th class.
Feb 23, 2011
Two national champion track stars, an Olympic swimmer, a highly-respected coach, an All-America wrestler, a champion quarterback, and a wildly popular basketball team comprise the latest class of the University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, Selection Committee Chairman Mike Schutte announced Wednesday.
The dinner and induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame’s 19th class will be held Sept. 2, 2011, at the University of Wyoming Conference Center & Hilton Inn Ballroom in Laramie.
This year’s inductees include: Mike English (Women’s Volleyball Coach, 1986-90 and 1992-93), Wesley Maiyo (Track, 1974-75), Robert L. Mason (Wrestling, 1949-51), Shauna Smith (Track, 2003-05), Scott Usher (Swimming, 2002-05), Jim Walden (Football, 1958-59), and the 1986-87 “Sweet 16” Men’s Basketball Team.
A total of 117 individuals and 11 teams have been inducted into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993. Its plaque display is located in the concourse of the Arena-Auditorium.
The Hall of Fame Committee met earlier this month 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. 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.
Members of the committee are: Mike Schutte (Chairman), Tom Burman, Ken Cook, Stig Hallingbye, Steve Harshman, Dave Madia, Margie McDonald, Kevin McKinney, Molly Moore, Brian Morgen, Jared Newland, Bruce Pivic, and Dave Walsh.