Utah State announces 2013 Hall of Fame class
Six former Utah State stars have been selected to be cemented into Aggie lore.
In an announcement Tuesday morning, a four-time All-American hurdler, an All-American high jumper, two legendary football players, one of the best men's basketball players in school history and a contributor committed to Aggie Athletics made up the latest class of Utah State University's Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.
The six inductees includes Candy Cashell, Utah State's first female track All-American; Jim Laub, a life-long contributor of Aggie Athletics; Jimmy Moore, former Aggie hoops star; Corey Murdock, one of just two track athletes in school history to earn All-American honors at least four times; Roy Shivers, an All-American running back; and Jim Turner, an outstanding quarterback and kicker.
"We are extremely proud of the wonderful collective achievements of this year's class," said Utah State Director of Athletics Scott Barnes in a release. "This group joins 69 other outstanding individuals, along with three teams, to further ensure the proud tradition of Aggie Athletics."
The induction ceremony for Utah State's 11th Hall of Fame class is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan.
A total of 75 individuals and three teams have now been inducted into the Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame. Founded in 1993 with 12 members, the Utah State Hall of Fame was followed with eight inductees in 1994 and seven more 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 were inducted in 2009, followed by six in 2010 and five in 2011, plus two more national championship teams. Most recently, eight people were inducted in 2012.
The Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame is located inside the Steve Mothersell Hall of Honor. Both the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Honor are located inside the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex in the north end of Romney Stadium in Logan.
The Hall of Fame Committee made its final selections for this year's class in Jan. 2013. In order to be considered, 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.