The Utah Sports Hall of Fame will induct five new members with the unveiling of its 2018 class on Monday night in downtown Salt Lake City.
Headlining this latest group of legends: Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller, who has overseen the Jazz and the LHM group of companies since her husband, the late Larry H. Miller, passed away in 2009.
Under Gail Miller, the Jazz have continued to prosper on the floor and off. The team has made the NBA playoffs two straight years and boasts a pair of budding stars in center Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell. Off the floor, Miller has solidified the Jazz’s long-term future in Utah, overseeing a major renovation of Vivint SmartHome Arena and placing the franchise in a “Legacy Trust.”
Also being inducted Monday: Olympic archer Denise Parker, who was part of the U.S. team that won the bronze medal in 1988 at the Seoul Summer Games, Olympic bobsledder Bill Schuffenhauer, who won the silver in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games, U.S. Paralympian Mike Schlappi, who was a four-time medalist in paralympic basketball and Ron Rydalch, a defensive tackle who played six season in the NFL with the Chicago Bears.
The annual Utah Sports Hall of Fame banquet will be held Monday at the Little America Hotel. The banquet begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, followed by the banquet at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the banquet can be ordered at the Utah Sports Hall of Fame website.