Robins was named an All-Region selection by the American Volleyball Coaches Association in
1994, one of only nine Cowgirls in UW history to earn that honor. As the setter for the 1994
volleyball team, she earned all-Western Athletic Conference first-team honors while leading
Wyoming to the NCAA Tournament. With her quarterbacking the offense, the 1994 Cowgirls set
and still own the school record for most kills in a single season and most assists in a single
season. An extremely versatile player, Robins ranked third on the Wyoming career assist list at
the end of her career and still ranks fifth in career assists today. She also ranks seventh on the
career service aces list and seventh in digs. A four-year letterwinner, Robins also holds the
second best single-season assist total in Cowgirl history, set in 1994. She was named Most
Valuable Player of the 1993 team.


Sanchez coached the UW men’s and women’s cross country teams for twenty-two years. He
was selected as the Western Athletic Conference Coach of the Year five times. His teams won
two WAC championships, with seven second-place finishes and eight third-place finishes.
During his time at UW, he coached 14 NCAA All-Americans. An excellent motivator, he studied
the mechanics of cross country running so he could help his athletes improve. He was an
extremely popular coach and many of his student-athletes considered him a mentor and friend
long after their competitive days were over. He was the coach in September 2001 when eight
cross country athletes were tragically killed in a car accident. He was widely credited with
comforting the remaining team members and guiding them through the devastating loss, as
well as rebuilding the program.


The winningest coach in Wyoming women’s basketball history, Legerski coached the Cowgirls to
314 wins, ten seasons of at least 20 wins, and a school-record 27 wins and a WNIT national
championship in 2007. Coaching at his alma mater, he earned three Mountain West Coach of
the Year awards and coached five All-Americans during his sixteen seasons as head coach. The
all-time Cowgirl attendance record was set during his tenure in 2007 with a sellout of the
Arena-Auditorium for the WNIT championship game. He coached the Cowgirls to their first
NCAA Tournament appearance and their first national rankings in 2008. Legerski coached two
Mountain West Players of the Year, three MW Defensive Players of the Year, three MW
Newcomers of the Year, two MW Sixth Players of the Year, and 21 All-Mountain West
performers. Twelve of the twenty-six Cowgirl basketball players who scored one-thousand
points in school history played for Coach Legerski. Legerski retired in 2019 after a season in
which his Cowgirls won 25 games and advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT.


A three-time All-Mountain West Conference offensive tackle, Goldberg started 44 of 45 career
games for the Cowboys. As a senior, he was selected to the Outland Trophy Watch List prior to
the 2002 season and was a first-team all- conference selection. A left tackle, he was one of the
premier offensive linemen in the Mountain West Conference. A team captain as a junior, he
earned first-team all-Mountain West Conference honors in 2001. He earned second-team all-
conference honors as a sophomore. As a redshirt freshman in 1999, he started all 11 games at
left tackle. His first career start came against defending national champion Tennessee in
Knoxville in the opening game of the 1999 season. He was selected to play in the Rotary
Gridiron Classic College All-Star Game after the 2002 season. An undrafted free agent, he
played for the Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams in the NFL for several seasons.


For 37 years Diane Dodson has worked tirelessly to promote University of Wyoming athletics in
her various roles within the Media Relations office, as well as serving as the Executive
Administrative Assistant to the Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993. Her service to UW
began as an office associate in Sports Information and grew into the role of Media Relations
Office Manager, and to her current position as Assistant Media Relations Director for
Operations. She has been one of the “faces” of Wyoming Athletics as she interacts with media,

alumni, fans, coaches, student-athletes athletic administrators/staff and staff members across
the UW campus, and Hall of Fame inductees. She has been responsible for the coordination of
media credentials to local, regional and national media attending UW athletics events as well as
game-day media operations for home football games and Cowboy and Cowgirl basketball
games. She has been an outstanding mentor to the media relations staffers throughout her
amazing career. Dodson has been equally valuable to the Hall of Fame itself, providing
administrative support to the committee, maintaining historical records, coordinating
nominations, and serving as the main point of contact for both past and new Hall of Fame
inductees. Her service to UW, and the athletics department has been unequalled.


A two-time All-American, Kelsey Conci finished her career as the school record holder in the
100 freestyle, the 100 backstroke, the 200 and the 400 medley relays and the 200 and 400
freestyle relays. She won the Mountain West 100 backstroke event both her junior and senior
years and qualified for the NCAA Swimming Championships, earning All-American status both
years, becoming the first women’s swimmer to record back-to-back All-American years. During
her senior season of 2012, she was undefeated in the 100 backstroke in dual meets. She
competed at the Olympic Team Trials and became the first UW women’s swimmer to make it to
the semi-finals.


One of the most electrifying players to ever play for the Cowboys, Jovon Bouknight was a six-
time All-Mountain West Conference honoree. He was honored at both wide receiver and kick
returner, excelling at both positions. He is still UW’s all-time leader in all-purpose yardage with
5,921 for his career, as well as kickoff return yards (2,016) and average yards per game (126).
He holds the single-game record for kickoff return yardage with 219 against Utah in 2005. He
ranks fifth on the all-time list for touchdowns scored with 30. He led the Cowboys to the 2004
Las Vegas Bowl and a victory over UCLA, a game in which he had 107 receiving yards and even
threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to backup quarterback J.J. Raterink on a trick play. In his
senior season of 2005, Bouknight was a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award (presented to the
nation’s top collegiate wide receiver), while leading the Mountain West Conference in receiving
yards, all-purpose yards, and touchdowns, as well as ranking number two in kickoff returns. He
ranked among the top 15 players in the nation in each of those three categories that year.


The 1984-85 Cowboy Wrestling team finished with an 8-3 dual record and won the Western Athletic Conference and Mountain Intercollegiate Wrestling Association championships. They crowned six conference champions – Bill Hodges, Scott Rardin, Scott Chipperfield, Mike Hamel, Ron Whitman, and John Bragg. Qualifying six wrestlers for the NCAA Tournament, the Cowboys finished 52 nd overall nationally. The 1985-86 team finished 7-0-1 and was ranked 9 th in the country. The Cowboys also won the WAC and the MIWA and featured six conference champions – Mike McNaney, Mike Hamel, Brian Wilson, Joe DeCamillis, John Bragg, and Jon Cogdill. With six qualifiers, they tied for 32 nd at the NCAA Tournament.

1984-85 Wyoming Cowboys
1 st row: Steve Chastain, George Hara, David Shin, Brian Woods, Bill Stults, Scott Chipperfield, Hank Roney, Tawn Argeris.
2 nd row: Mike McNaney, Joe Robinson, Clint Proffit, Brian Sidwell, Andy Bell, Chad Taylor, Lonnie Currier, Sam Nuckolls, Dave Field.
3 rd row: Jim Blackwell, Ron Whitman, John Bragg, Bryan Wilson, Nick Metzler, Danny Jackson, Greg Bell, Shawn Perry, Mike Hamel.
4 th row: Assistant Coach Marvin Gasner, Joe DeCamillis, Bill Lingenfelser, Gordon Knopp, Dean Finnerty, Pete Park, Jim Skovgard, Jay Meyer, Scott Rardin, Head Coach Joe Dowler.

1985-86 Wyoming Cowboys
1 st row: George Hara, Tawn Argeris, Shawn Perry, Mike Hamel, Dan Jackson, Chad Taylor, Greg Bell, Andy Bell, Mike McNaney, John Bragg.
2 nd row: Mike Williams, Bryan Wilson, Dean Finnerty, Bill Stults, Scott Rardin, Mike Beck, Jim Skovgard, Steve Chastain, Joe DeCamillis, Gordon Knopp.
3 rd row: Dale Patterson, Troy Doughman, Craig Walters, Scott Ruff, Will Romero, Danny Montez, Don Julian, Lary Long, Todd Taylor, Chris Tognoni.
4 th row: Mark Voloshin, Ralph Campana, Joe Mejia, Brian Spaulding, Troy Lake, Greg McClure, Brad O’Melia, Bill Peters, Denny Childs, Duncan Irvine, Lyle Richardson.


Coached by Bill Strannigan, the 1968-69 Cowboy Basketball team tied for the Western Athletic Conference championship with an overall record of 19-9 and a conference record of 6-4. The Cowboys led the league in team defense in conference play, allowing 72.1 points per game. Selected to play in the National Invitation Tournament in Madison Square Garden, they faced a tough Army team in the first round, and fell 51-49 in a hard-fought contest. The team featured all-conference first-team players Carl Ashley and Harry Hall, and second-team all-conference honoree Stan Dodds. Others on the team were Eli Bebout, Terry Childers, Steve Eberle, Bill Lazzeri, Steve Mountjoy, Steve Popovich, Brad Smith, Gary von Krosigk, Bob Wilson, and Roy Wilson. Bill Purden served as the assistant coach.
1968-69 Men’s Basketball Team
1 st row: Eli Bebout, Steve Popovich, Gary von Krosigk, Carl Ashley, Stan Dodds.
2 nd row: Terry Childers, Bill Lazzeri, Harry Hall, Brad Smith, Steve Mountjoy.
3 rd row: Assistant Coach Bill Purden, Steve Eberle, Bob Wilson, Roy Wilson, Head Coach Bill Strannigan.


One of the best all-around players in Wyoming history, Vandiver was a three-time all-Mountain West conference selection. As a senior, she was named conference Player of the Year after averaging 19.6 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in conference play. She recorded double- figures in both scoring and rebounding in 27 of 28 games her senior season. During her career at Wyoming, she also earned Academic All-District VII honors, all-conference academic honors, and was named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete. As a freshman in 2007, she played a key role coming off the bench during the WNIT championship run. After graduation, she played professionally in Spain before embarking on a military career to serve her country.