A dozen athletes from eight different sports officially joined the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday.
CU honored the Class of 2016 with an induction ceremony at the Coors Events Center.
The newest class is the second largest in the history of the CU Hall of Fame, which was created in 1998. The CU Hall of Fame now includes 91 members, as well as the 1959 ski team.
The 2016 class includes:
Dale “Pete” Atkins (baseball, 1940-42): He was twice named first-team All-Mountain States Conference. In 1941, he went 7-0 on the mound with 70 strikeouts in 61 innings. He later served two terms on the board of regents (1962-74). Atkins passed away on Sept. 6, 2010, at the age of 88.
Bill Brundige (football, 1967-69): A stellar pass rusher, he was first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of American in 1969. He was also the Big 8 Conference defensive player of the year that season. He had 13 sacks that season.
Ted Castaneda (cross country and track, 1970-74): He was a five-time all-American in cross country and track. During the 1973 NCAA outdoors championships, he set an American record in the 3-mile run – although the record was broken in the next heat by Steve Prefontaine.
Sara (Gorton) Slattery (cross country and track, 2000-05): During her time at CU, she was a 10-time all-American and six-time Big 12 Conference champion. She also won two NCAA championships, taking first in the 2003 indoor 5,000-meter run and the 2005 outdoor 10,000-meer run.
Jerry Hillebrand (football, 1959-61): He was an all-American in 1961, which was impressive considering only 11 players were named to the team at that time, since players still played on both sides of the ball. He was a blocker and receiver on offense, a defensive end and place kicker.
Chris Hudson (football, 1991-94): In 1994, he won the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back. He was also a first-team all-American that season. He was named All-Big Eight three times.
Bob Justice (wrestling, 1967-69): As a junior in 1968, he became the NCAA champion at 177 pounds, compiling a 5-0 record at the national tournament. His career was cut short by a knee injury, but he went 32-5-4 during his time at CU.
Bobby Kalinowski (golf, 1990-94): He was the Big Eight conference champion in 1994 and 1994, joining Hale Irwin as the only Buffs to win two since 1940. Kalinowski was also a second-team all-American in 1994.
Jim Miller (track and field, 1962-64): During his CU career, he won Big Eight conference titles in the 60-yard low hurdles, 60-yard high hurdles, 330-yard intermediate hurdles, 120-yard high hurdles and helped the Buffs to a relay title.
Fran Munnelly (soccer, 2002-05): She was the Big 12 Conference player of the year in 2003 and was the first player in CU history to earn all-American honors. She earned first team All-Big 12 honors four times and was named to the Big 12’s 10th Anniversary team.
Shaun Vandiver (men’s basketball, 1988-91): A transfer to CU in 1988, he was named the Big Eight newcomer of the year that season. He also earned All-Big Eight honors twice. He is still among the top five in CU history in scoring and rebounding.
Michael Westbrook (football, 1991-94): The star receiver was a two-time first team all-American. When his CU career ended, he was the school’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards (both records have since been broken). He also scored one of the most memorable touchdowns in CU history, hauling in the 64-yard pass from Kordell Stewart on the final play to beat Michigan in 1994.