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


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

Years: 1972-75

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

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