Bill Marolt, who was a standout student-athlete, coach and athletic director at the University of Colorado, will be among the inductees in the 2020 Pac-12 Hall of Honor class. The class will be honored at next week’s Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas.
“The extraordinary achievements of this year’s Hall of Honor class represent the very best of our universities’ rich history of excellence athletically, academically and professionally,” said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott. “The Pac-12 is incredibly proud to call them our own and to honor their legacies.”
Marolt won four NCAA individual skiing titles in the 1960s. He became Colorado ski coach in 1969 and lead CU to seven consecutive nationals titles.
He coached the U.S. Ski Team from 1979-84, coaching American skiers to three Olympic gold and three Olympic silver medals in that span, including a record five medals in the 1984 Olympics.
After his Olympic success, Marolt become Colorado’s athletic director in 1984, where he led the Buffs to more than a decade of success. Marolt is a member of the U.S. Ski Hall of Fame, the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and CU Athletics Hall of Fame.
The complete 2020 Hall of Honor class: Sean Rooks, Arizona; Melissa Belote Ripley, Arizona State; Bill Marolt, Colorado; Don Bowden, California; Dan Fouts, Oregon; Joni Huntley, Oregon State; Jennifer Azzi, Stanford; Jonathan Ogden, UCLA; Barbara Hedges, USC; Kathy Kreiner-Phillips, Utah; Lincoln Kennedy, Washington; Jeanne Eggart Helfer, Washington State.