The list of names in the Utah Sports Hall of Fame has officially been increase by four.
Thursday night, during the annual Old Time Athletes Association banquet, Jeff Judkins, Marvin Melville, George Melinkovich and Marion Dunn were made honored members.Judkins was voted in because of his basketball background. He played for Highland High and the University of Utah, then went on to play pro basketball for five years.
While at the U. he was named All-American twice and led the WAC in scoring for two years. He was on the All-WAC team three times and helped the U.S. team win a gold medal in the World Games.
Melville is one of Utah's most recognized skiers. He competed in two Olympics and was coach of the U.S. women's team in a third. In 1959, he won the NCAA slalom and downhill and from 1963-66 was coach of the University of Utah ski team.
Melinkovich started his athletic career in Tooele, then carried it to Notre Dame where he went on to become an All-American at fullback in 1932. He later went into coaching at Utah State and Judge High School.
Dunn was recognized for his sports writing. Over his career, Dunn wrote for the Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, Provo Daily Herald and United Press International.
The Utah Hall of Fame was started in 1970. With the latest four inductees there are now 105 members.
Among those listed are Alf Engen, Gene Fullmer, Rex Berry, Jack Reddish, Herman Franks, Jack Gardner, John Mooney, Merlin Olsen, Rex Layne, Kathy Rothfels, Marv Bateman, Art Teece, Lee Hammel, Jim Gaddis, Harry James and Hack Miller.
Each year individuals are nominated to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Members of the OTAA then vote on those nominated. Several hundred people attended the awards ceremonies held at the Red Lion Inn.