USU Athletics: Hall of Fame banquet set for Friday, Sept. 13
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).
Murdock is one of the most decorated athletes in Utah State history as he was a four-time track All-American and 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 and also earned All-American honors in the 400m at the Indoor Championships. Murdock also earned All-American honors in the 400m hurdles at the 1998 NCAA Outdoor Championships 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. Murdock was also a three-time Big West Conference Outdoor Champion in the 400m hurdles, a two-time Big West Conference Outdoor Champion in the 110m hurdles and a two-time Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Champion in the 400m. 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.
Shivers earned honorable mention All-American honors from 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, ranked fourth nationally in scoring with 96 points and 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.
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 as USU played in the 1960 Sun Bowl and the 1961 Gotham Bowl. 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. All-time, Turner still ranks tied for seventh in school history with his 64 extra point attempts and 10th all-time with his 55 made extra points.
Doug Hoffman is the assistant athletic director for Utah State University Athletic Media Relations.
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