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
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.
Contributor to Utah State Athletics
Jim Laub, president and CEO of Cache Valley Electric, has been a long-time contributor and advisor to Utah State Athletics as he currently sits on Utah State’s National Advisory Board for Aggie Athletics after serving as its chair during its first three years. Laub, who has been president of the Big Blue Scholarship Fund twice, has also served on the USU Board of Trustees and the USU Foundation Board of Directors. Jim has also been a member of USU’s Old Main Society since 1987 and a USU Foundation Board Member. Laub and his wife Carol have made significant financial contributions to Utah State Athletics and facility projects over the years, including the Stan Laub Indoor Facility and the Jim & Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex at the north end of Romney Stadium, which houses many of USU’s sports programs, including football. Other amenities inside the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex include the Steve Mothersell Athletics Hall of Honor, the Dale Mildenberger Sports Medicine Complex and the J. Ken Seamons Equipment Room, as well as USU’s academic services. Laub was also behind the construction of the Chuck & Gloria Bell Soccer Field, as well as the installation of lights at Romney Stadium in 1992. He is an annual supporter of the Merlin Olsen Fund and was a key contributor to the off-court facilities project inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum that included remodeling of the Nate and Heather Wickizer men’s basketball locker room and lounge area. A 1974 graduate of Utah State University, Jim received USU’s Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2004, USU’s Spirit of Old Main Award in 2006, and an honorary doctorate degree in business and entrepreneurship from Utah State University in 2007. He and his wife have two sons: Mark (25) and Eric (15).
Sport: Men’s Basketball
One of the great talents in school history, Jimmy Moore finished his Aggie career with 1,164 points and 652 rebounds and still ranks 24th all-time in school history in scoring and 16th all-time in rebounding. During his career, Moore recorded 30 consecutive double-figure scoring games and had 29 career double-doubles, which still ranks seventh all-time at Utah State. Moore also had 28 career double-figure rebounding games to rank 10th all-time in school history. During his senior season, Moore scored 520 points (19.3 ppg), which currently ranks 42nd all-time at USU. As a senior, Moore scored a career-high 40 points against Wyoming as he made the fourth-most field goals in a single-game in school history with 19. Moore also had two career 20-rebound games during his junior season. Moore led the team in rebounding as a junior and senior with 9.3 and 9.1 rebounds per game, respectively, and averaged 8.3 rebounds per game during his career, which ranks tied for 11th all-time in school history. Moore finished his career shooting 52.3 percent from the field (508-971) and 76.7 percent at the free-throw line (148-193). Following his senior season at Utah State, Moore was selected to play in the East/West All-Star Game and chosen in a national vote to play in the Pizza Hut All-Star Game. Following his collegiate career, Moore spent two years in the NBA with the Seattle SuperSonics and 10 years playing oversees before returning to Utah State as an assistant basketball coach for Rod Tueller in 1987. Moore then spent four seasons (1989-92) on Kohn Smith's staff before beginning his administrative career at USU. In 2005, Moore was one of 16 Aggie greats named to USU's All-Century basketball team.
Sport: Track & Field
Years: 1994, 1997-99
One of the most decorated athletes in Utah State history, Corey Murdock was a four-time track All-American, and he is one of just two athletes in school history to accomplish that feat. During his senior season in 1999, Murdock was the national runner-up in the 400m hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Boise, Idaho, and also earned All-American honors in the 400m at the Indoor Championships in Indianapolis, Ind. Murdock also earned All-American honors in the 400m hurdles at the 1998 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Buffalo, N.Y., as he finished fourth nationally. His first All-American honor was during his sophomore year in the 400m hurdles at the 1997 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Bloomington, Ind. Murdock was also a three-time Big West Conference Outdoor Champion in the 400m hurdles during his sophomore, junior and senior seasons; a two-time Big West Conference Outdoor Champion in the 110m hurdles as a junior and senior; and a two-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Champion in the 400m during his junior and senior seasons. During his senior season in 1999, Murdock was also named the Big West Conference Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and set still standing school records in the indoor 400m (46.51) and 400m hurdles (48.85), while also anchoring the school record time of 3:09.64 in the 4x400m relay team. Following his freshman season in 1994, Murdock won the USA Jr. National Championship and represented the United States at the World Jr. Championships in Lisbon, Portugal, where he placed 12th in the 400m hurdles. Following his runner-up finish at the 1999 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Murdock again represented the United States, this time at the World University Games in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, as he advanced through three rounds to place fourth in the 400m hurdles with his personal best time of 48.85.
Sports: Football/Track & Field
An explosive runner with catlike quickness, Roy Shivers earned honorable mention All-American honors from both Central Press and Newspaper Enterprise of America following his junior season at Utah State in 1965 as he rushed for 1,138 yards on 189 carries (6.0 ypc) with 14 touchdowns. As a junior, Shivers was the nation’s fourth leading rusher and also ranked fourth nationally in scoring with 96 points. He also earned All-America honors from Texas News. Shivers also caught 20 passes for 220 yards (11.0 ypr) with two touchdowns that year, to go along with nine punt returns for 179 yards (19.9 ypr) and seven kickoff returns for 140 yards (20.0 ypr). As a two-year star at Utah State, Shivers still ranks fourth all-time in school history in rushing average (6.8 ypc) and ninth all-time in rushing touchdowns (18). His 16 total touchdowns in 1965 still ranks tied for fourth all-time at USU for a single-season, while his 14 rushing touchdowns and 96 points scored rank tied for sixth all-time, and his 6.0 yards per carry average that year still ranks eighth all-time. Shivers, who had eight career 100-yard rushing games at USU, including six during his junior season, is the only player in school history to run, throw and return a kick for touchdown in the same game — a feat he accomplished against Colorado State in 1965. Against the Rams, Shiver threw an 89-yard touchdown pass, which is still the fourth-longest pass play in school history. For his performance against Colorado State, Shivers was named the Sports Illustrated National Player of the Week. Following his junior season, Shivers played in the 1966 College All-Star Game against the Green Bay Packers and was then drafted in the first round of the National Football League supplemental draft by the St. Louis Cardinals and spent seven years (1966-72) with the team. Following his playing career, Shivers entered the coaching ranks and eventually was named General Manager of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (2000-2006) as he was the first black general manager in professional football. Shivers is currently the Director of Player Personnel for the B.C. Lions of the CFL. Along with his football career, Shivers was also a member of USU’s track team in 1965 and ran on the then school-record 4x100 meter relay team.
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A quarterback and kicker with excellent leadership qualities, Jim Turner was a member of two Skyline Conference Championship teams in 1960 and 1961 that combined for an 18-3-1 record, including a 9-1-1 Skyline Eight mark and back-to-back bowl appearances. During his Utah State career, Turner’s teams combined for a 26-5-1 record, which are the most wins in a three-year period in school history. As a two-year starter at quarterback, Turner ranked 12th in the nation in scoring with 70 points during his senior season as he had six rushing touchdowns, three field goals and 25 extra points. Turner also ranked 17th in the nation in scoring during his junior season with 58 points as he accounted for three rushing touchdowns, two field goals and 34 extra points. During his career, he had a career-long pass of 73 yards against Western Michigan and a career-long punt of 63 yards against BYU, both during his junior season. Turner also recorded a 100-yard fumble return for a touchdown against Idaho during his senior season, which still ranks as the longest fumble return for touchdown in school history. All-time, Turner still ranks tied for seventh all-time in school history with his 64 extra point attempts and 10th all-time with his 55 made extra points. He finished his career 49-of-95 passing for 789 yards with seven touchdowns. He also carried the ball 64 times for 273 yards with nine touchdowns. Following his collegiate career, Turner was selected by the Washington Redskins in the 1963 NFL Draft, before spending seven seasons with the New York Jets (1964-70) helping them to a 16-7 win against Baltimore in Super Bowl III. Turner then spent nine seasons with the Denver Broncos (1971-79) and was inducted into their Ring of Fame in 1988. For his NFL career, Turner played in two Super Bowls (III, XII) and two Pro Bowls, and set the NFL record for field goals with 34 in 1968 and 32 in 1969. When he retired, Turner was the second-leading scorer in NFL history.
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.