Sept. 19, 2011
By Evan Tynan
Athletic Media Relations
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Colorado State University will welcome five new members to its Sports Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies Oct. 14, the athletic department and Ram Alumni Athletes Association (RAAA) announced Monday.
Six-time Olympic gold medalist Amy Van Dyken, one of the most prominent members of the Hall of Fame, will return to emcee the induction ceremonies. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., and the dinner and program kick off at 6:30.
The Fort Collins Marriott, the home of the Rams, is hosting the celebration, in conjunction with the football team's clash with nationally ranked Boise State that weekend at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. Induction ceremony tickets are $50 per person or $500 for a table of 10. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, Oct. 10. Reservations can be made by calling CSU Events at 970/491-4601.
The 2011 class features Courtney Cox, a former volleyball player; Gerry Glyde, a former standout in cross country and track; Ray Jackson, a former football star who set CSU's career record with 20 interceptions; Teri Klement, a former softball player; and Don (Lefty) Straub, a former baseball player.
The headliner is Jackson, who started at cornerback for the Western Athletic Conference champions in both the 1994 and `95 seasons. His CSU career accolades weren't limited to the field, as he was named first-team all-WAC in addition to the 1995 College Football Association (CFA) Good Works Team for leadership and community service.
After his time in Fort Collins, Jackson played in the NFL from 1996-2001 for the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills. After his playing career, he went on to work for the Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he currently serves as the AFC champion's director of player development.
2011 Hall of Fame biographies
Courtney Cox (volleyball): Participated from 1998-2001... Named MVP of Holiday Inn Classic in 1999... Named to all-tournament team in the University of Maryland tournament in 1999...Second- team All American in 2000... MVP of the State Farm Classic in 2000... Four-time MWC Player of the Week... Named to MW all-tournament team two years... Named to AVCA District VII regional team in 2000 and 2001... Won two MW regular-season titles and one MW tournament crown, with four consecutive trips to the NCAA tournament... Three-time MW all-conference.
Gerry Glyde (cross country, track and field): Attended CSU from 1959-63... A two-time All-American in cross Country, finished third in 1960 and 10th in 1961... Was CSU's first cross country All American... Led cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the NCAA championships... Conference champion in the two-mile run... Set CSU and conference records in the two-mile run... All-conference in 1962 and 1963... Participated at the NCAA championships as a freshman, so was not allowed to participate as a senior, likely costing him the opportunity to become a three-time All-American.
Ray Jackson (football): Participated from 1992-95... Graduated from Montebello High School in Denver... Started at cornerback for WAC champion in both 1994 and `95... A first-team all-WAC selection as a senior (1995), graduated as the program's all-time career leader in interceptions (20), including seven in 1994, helping the Rams through a storybook 10-2 season...Also broke school record for career INT return yards, with 336... Blocked six kicks during his career... Returned an interception 100 yards, the longest INT return in program history, at UTEP in 1993...Named to the College Football Association Good Works Team in 1995... Played in the NFL from 1996-2001 (Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills)... Worked for the Browns and Steelers, where he currently serves as director of player development.
Teri Klement (softball): Played for CSU from 1987-91... Team was conference champion in 1989 and 1990... Honorable-mention All-American in 1990... First-team all-conference in 1988, 1989 and 1990... Academic all-conference and academic All-American in 1991...Holds CSU records in both career and single-season batting average... Team MVP in 1988... UNLV Spring Fling tournament MVP in 1989... Played for Team USA at the 2001 World Games...Alternate on the 2000 Olympic team.
Don (Lefty) Straub (baseball): Pitched for the Rams from 1947-50... Also participated in football and swimming... Set CSU single-season record with 102 strikeouts in 1950...Tied CSU's single-season record with nine victories in 1950... Compiled an 11-2 record in 1950, with both losses coming in the 1950 College World Series... Played on conference championship and regional championship team in 1950... Played professionally in the minor leagues from 1950-54.