Former Utah athletic director Chris Hill, U.S. Olympic skeleton great Jim Shea and bobsledder Shauna Rohbock headline the 2019 class of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame.
The trio, along with distance swimming legends Richard and David Barnes, and longtime Utah State athletics donor Jim Laub, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Monday night at the Little America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. Festivities begin at 6 p.m., with the banquet commencing at 7 p.m.
Hill led the Utah athletic department for over three decades, overseeing two unbeaten football seasons which culminated with BCS bowl victories, men’s basketball Sweet 16, Elite Eight and a Final Four appearance and multiple national gymnastics championships, among other accomplishments. Under his leadership, the Utes were also invited to join the Pac-12 in 2010.
Shea won a gold medal in skeleton in 2002 Salt Lake Winter Games, while Rohbock, also a soccer great at BYU, won a silver in the bobsled in 2006 at the Turin, Italy Winter Games.
Tickets, priced at $90 for individuals, $900 for a table (for 10), can be purchased at www.ushoff.org.