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Six former Utes will be inducted into the Utah Athletics Hall of Fame in September
Six former Utes will be inducted into the Utah Athletics Hall of Fame in September

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah Athletic Department will honor six of its all-time greatest student-athletes when the Class of 2024 is inducted into the Hall of Fame in September. Baseball player Ryan Khoury, softball player Pipi Hollingsworth, swimmer Alison McInturff, basketball player Jane Quimby, tennis player Jeff Robbins and football kicker/punter Louie Sakoda have been selected for the Class of 2024.

“On behalf of the University of Utah and the Athletic Department, it is a tremendous honor to announce this phenomenal Class of 2024 for the Utah Athletics Hall of Fame,” said Mark Harlan, athletic director. “Each has left an unforgettable legacy at the U, and those accomplishments and memories will now be permanently etched into the history of the Utes’ incredible athletic excellence. We are thrilled to announce the Class of 2024 and look forward to their official induction ceremony this fall.”

The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, September 27, at Rice-Eccles Stadium & Tower. The class will also be honored the following day at Utah’s football game against Arizona.

Pipi Hollingsworth – Softball

Hollingsworth was selected to the second-team All-American in 1987 and posted a .368 batting average with 11 doubles and four triples in her final season. She led a young Utes team to the 1987 High Country Athletic Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Midwest Regional. The four-year starter and outfield captain earned All-Conference honors twice.

Ryan Khoury – Baseball

Khoury was a first-team ABCA All-American as a senior in 2006. The shortstop was also named second-team All-America and District 8 Player of the Year by the NCBWA and was selected to the third team by Collegiate Baseball. Khoury batted .438 with 73 runs scored, 13 home runs, 56 RBIs, 18 doubles, four triples and 16 stolen bases that season. He was drafted in the 12th round by the Boston Red Sox in 2006.

Alison McInturff – Women’s Swimming

McInturff earned All-America honors in the 200 freestyle in 2007 and won six Mountain West Conference championships during her career. She earned three national titles in the 200 freestyle, as well as first-place finishes in the 100 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay in 2005 and the 400 freestyle relay in 2006. McInturff set six school records and qualified for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Jane Quimby – Women’s Basketball

Quimby was named a WBCA/Kodak All-American in 1980 and still ranks 15th among Utah’s career scorers with 1,385 points and in the top 20 in field goals made and attempted. Quimby led Utah to at least 20 wins in each of her four seasons. The Utes captured three Intermountain Athletic Conference regular season championships and posted a combined league record of 41-6 during her four-year career.

Jeff Robbins – Men’s Tennis

Robbins was a nationally ranked tennis player at three levels, first on the junior tour, then as a college player in Utah and finally on the professional tour. During his career with the Utes, he was briefly ranked No. 1 in the country and was named an All-America selection in 1981. Robbins has served as CEO of the Utah Sports Commission since the organization’s founding in 2000.

Louie Sakoda – Football

Sakoda was the second player in Football Writers Association of America history to make the All-America first team at two positions, both kicker and punter. He was also the second player to be named a finalist for the Ray Guy and Lou Groza awards in the same year as a senior. Sakoda became the first unanimous All-American in Utah football history in 2008, earning first-team honors as a kicker from all five major organizations that make the unanimous All-America team. He was selected as a first-team All-America punter by two organizations in 2007.

By Isla