USU Athletics: Hall of Fame banquet set for Friday, Sept. 13

By Doug Hoffman

For the Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Sept. 5 2013 6:02 p.m. MDT

LOGAN – An induction ceremony and dinner honoring Utah State Athletics’ 11th Hall of Fame Class is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Riverwoods Conference Center in Logan. Cost of the banquet is $35 per person, and reservations can be made by contacting the USU Athletics Department at (435) 797-1850 or by registering online.

The 2013 inductees will also be recognized in conjunction with Utah State's home football game against Weber State on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m.

The 2013 Class includes Candy Cashell, USU’s first female track All-American; Jim Laub, a life-long contributor of Aggie Athletics; Jimmy Moore, an 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.

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 when five more individuals were added, followed by six recipients in 2007, five in 2008 as well as the first-ever team inducted, seven in 2009, six in 2010, five in 2011 and two more national championship teams, eight in 2012 and six inductees in 2013.

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. 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.

Cashell, who is one of just nine female track athletes to earn All-American honors at Utah State, was USU’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.

Laub, who is the 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. He has also been a member of USU’s Old Main Society since 1987 and a USU Foundation Board Member. Jim 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 and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex at the north end of Romney Stadium.

Moore, who is one of the great all-around talents in school history, 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 finished his career shooting 52.3 percent from the field (508-971) and 76.7 percent at the free-throw line (148-193).

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