Utah State University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame 2014 Class
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014
A two-time All-American wrestler, a two-time All-American weight thrower, a two-time All-American softball player, the most prolific quarterback in professional football history, one of the best men's basketball players in school history, and an athletics staff member committed to the success of Aggie Athletics comprise the latest class of Utah State University's Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, announced Wednesday [Feb. 19, 2014].
A dinner and induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame's 12th class is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5, 2014, at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan.
The six inductees include: Cordell Andersen, one of just two wrestlers in school history to be a two-time All-American; Yolanda Arvizu, one of just seven Aggie softball All-Americans; Anthony Calvillo, the most prolific passing quarterback in professional football history; Craig Carter, a two-time All-American weight thrower; Troy Collier, one of the best Aggie basketball players ever; and Dale Mildenberger; one of the longest-employed athletic department members in school history.
“We are extremely proud of this class and the legacy each of them left at Utah State University,” said USU Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Barnes. “This group joins 75 other outstanding individuals, along with three teams, to further ensure the proud tradition of Aggie Athletics.”
A total of 81 individuals and three teams have now been inducted into the Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 with 12 initial members, followed by eight members in 1994 and seven in 1995. The addition of any inductees was stopped until 2006 when five more individuals were added, followed by six recipients in 2007, five in 2008 to go along with a national championship team, the first-ever team inducted. Seven more inductees were added in 2009, followed by six in 2010, five in 2011 plus two more national championship teams, eight in 2012, six inductees in 2013 and six more inductees in 2014.
Located inside the Steve Mothersell Hall of Honor, the Utah State Athletics Hall of Fame gives fans the opportunity to view biographical information and watch videos on each of the inducted members. 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.
The Hall of Fame Committee made its final selections for this year’s class in January 2014. The 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.
Members of the committee are: Scott Barnes, Jana Doggett, Gregg Gensel, Patty Halaufia, Craig Hislop, Dee Jones, Lauren Keller, Hal Labelle, Al Lewis, Carl Lundahl, Jimmy Moore, Emmett White and Doug Hoffman (chairman).
See the full list of inductees and biographical information in the full release on the Athletics website or open the pdf below.
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