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The University of Nevada announces their HOF Class

The University of Nevada has announced their Athletic Hall of Fame Class and it is making history as it an all-female class, the first in their history.  This commemorates the 100thanniversary of women’s sports at the school.

The members of the Class of 2019 are:

Teal Ericson– Volleyball (2004-07)

Ericson was a First Team All-WAC Selection in 2007 and helped the Wolf Pack make the NCAA Tournament in both 2004 and 2005. She is second all-time in kills and third all-time in points for the school.

Pat Hixson– Volleyball, Women’s Basketball & Softball (1974-77), Softball Assistant Coach (1978-79), Softball Head Coach (1980-89)

A three-sport athlete at Nevada, Hixson would have more success as a coach as she took Nevada to their first AIAW World Series in 1980.  She would take them there again in 1982.  As a player, she set single-season records for Home Runs, Hits and Walks.

Meghan Morrill– Rifle (2004-08)

Morrill was a First Team All-American in 2006 and 2008 and had the highest individual air rifle score at the 2005 NCAA air rifle championships.

Brittany Puzey– Softball (2006-09)

Puzey was a First Team All-WAC player in her last three seasons and is the all-time school leader in Stolen Bases.  She is also second all-time in Home Runs and Runs Batted In and was vital in their run to the WAC Tournament Championship in 2006. 

Regina Ratigan– Women’s Basketball, Softball and Volleyball (1977-80

A three-sport athlete, Ratgan was best at Basketball where she at one time held the singles season scoring record.

Cindy Rock– Women’s Basketball, Softball & Volleyball (1977-79)

Rock was another three-sport athlete at Nevada and she set a since broken single-game women’s basketball record for points with 44.  She would make history as the first out of state scholarship recipient for a female student-athlete.

Karly Siphers– Volleyball (2004-07)

Siphers was a First Team All-WAC player in 2007 and was Second-Team in the three seasons before.

Angie Taylor– Women’s Basketball (1981-85), Athletics Administration 1987-2000)

After her playing career, she would serve for 14 years in Athletics Administration for the University of Nevada.

Ellen Townsend– Volleyball & Softball (1976-77) Women’s Basketball (1976-79)

Townsend was a three-sport athlete who was especially talented in Softball, playing at third base for the Lobos. 

The Nevada Athletic Hall of Fame was first formed in 1973 and it boasts over 200 inductees.  This group will be honored at halftime of their home football game against Weber State on September 14.

We here at would like to congratulate the impending Athletic Hall of Fame Class of the University of Nevada.



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