Five set to join CSU Hall of Fame
July 18, 2008
By Nick Sebesta
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Five former Colorado State student-athletes, all of whom earned All-American honors, will be inducted into the school's sports hall of fame during ceremonies Sept. 19 at the Hilton of Fort Collins.
The group includes former track and field stars, Drew Loftin and Richie Harris; former quarterback and current CSU running backs coach Anthoney Hill; women's basketball legend Teresa (James) Hinz; and three-sport star Ollie Woods, who led played football, track and field and wrestling during his career at CSU.
The inductees will be honored during CSU's annual Hall of Fame Banquet sponsored by the Varsity Athletes Club, Sept. 19, at the Hilton Fort Collins. The banquet will take place at 6:30 and reservations can be made by calling 970/491-7285. The inductees will also be honored the following day during the Rams football game with Houston, which begins at 1:30 p.m.
2008 Hall of Fame Biographies:
Richie Harris (Track and Field): Finished in Top 6 in NCAA in 1500m in 1980...Finished seventh in NCAA in 1500m in 1979...Four-time All-American (mile, 1500m twice, Cross Country...Set three CSU records in mile, 800m and 1500m...Finished fifth at the 1980 U.S. Olympic Trials in 1500m...Twelfth fastest mile in U.S. history (3:51) in 1984, at the time, just missing the world record of 3:47.
Teresa (James) Hinz (Women's Basketball): Named honorable mention all-WAC in 1993...Named MVP of three different tournaments in 1993-94...Named WAC Player of the Week three times...Selected to the all-WAC team three times... Selected to the academic all-WAC team three times with two majors, and awarded an NCAA scholarship for post-graduate study...Two-time CSU "Top-30 Scholar Athlete"... All-time career leader at CSU in blocked shots as a sophomore...Held WAC records in scoring and rebounding...First CSU player to earn all-WAC honors, and was named to the all-tournament team at WAC tournament...Was CSU's team MVP as a junior and senior...Started 108 of 112 games for CSU and held records for points and free throws....Helped lead Rams to their first WAC tournament crown and first NCAA tournament bid...First women's basketball All-American at CSU, earning Kodak honorable mention...Played professionally in Europe and more recently with the Colorado Chill.
Anthoney Hill (Football): Quarterback from 1990-1994...Led most successful football team in school history going 10-1...Won CSU's first WAC championship in 1994...Earned berth to the Holiday bowl in 1994, where CSU was ranked 14th nationally at the end of the season...First team all-conference in 1994...Was voted co-MVP of the Holiday Bowl. Voted by teammates as season's MVP... At one point, was the CSU career leader in total offense...Received the Nye award given annually to CSU's top male athlete...Current running backs coach for CSU.
Ollie Woods (Football, Track and Field, Wrestling): All-conference honors in pole vault...All-conference honors in wrestling at 155 lbs...All-conference honors in football as a defensive back...Played offense, defense and special teams in football...Held record for 50 years for most punt returns in one game...Undefeated in wrestling until a knee injury sidelined him...Played in CSU's first bowl game ever, the Raisin bowl in 1949...Coached championship teams in football, wrestling and golf... After coaching various high schools and junior colleges, came back to CSU as a wrestling coach leading the Rams to an 11th-place finish at the NCAA tournament, and served as assistant football coach...Inducted into Western State College Hall of Fame.