USU athletics: Utah State University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame announces 2013 class

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12 2013 5:40 p.m. MST

A four-time All-American hurdler, an All-American high jumper, two legendary football players, one men’s basketball player and a contributor committed to Aggie Athletics comprise the latest class of Utah State University’s Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, announced Tuesday.

The dinner and induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame’s 11th class is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan.

The six inductees include: Candy Cashell, USU’s first female track All-American; Jim Laub, a life-long contributor of Aggie Athletics; Jimmy Moore, a great Aggie basketball player; 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. “This group joins 69 other outstanding individuals, along with three teams, to further ensure the proud tradition of Aggie Athletics.”

A total of 75 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, and inductees have been added every year since.

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 2013. 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.

2013 Utah State University Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Class

CASSANDRA M. (CANDY) CASHELL

Sports: Track & Field/Women’s Basketball

Years: 1982-84

One of just nine female track athletes to earn All-American honors at Utah State, Candy Cashell was Utah State’s first female track All-American as she finished sixth in the high jump as a freshman in 1982 at the AIAW Outdoor Championships in College Station, Texas. During her freshman season, Cashell set the then school record of 5-10 (1.78m) in the high jump, a mark that still ranks tied for second all-time in school history. Cashell also spent three years on the Utah State women’s basketball team (1982-84) and ended her career ranking eighth all-time in school history with 60 blocked shots, including 33 her senior season to rank 10th all-time. Cashell also recorded five blocked shots against Northern Arizona as a junior in 1984, a mark that still ranks tied for sixth all-time at USU. During her junior season, Cashell averaged 13.2 points and a team-best 9.4 rebounds per game. She also scored a career-high 25 points against Idaho State. As a junior, she led the team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 16 times. Following her collegiate career, Cashell won the Gatorade Track and Field Invitational in 1986, 1987 and 1988, and won the Jesse Owens Track and Field Invitational in 1988 after finishing as a runner-up in that meet in 1987. Cashell, who also competed in the 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials, was ranked eighth in the nation in the high jump in 1988 and 10th in 1989 by Track and Field News. Cashell was also an All-American high jumper at the the University of Delaware in 1986 and was inducted into its Athletics Hall of Fame in 2006.

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