10 Dec 2021 | 07:59 | Track & Field
The University of Montana department of athletics proudly announced the induction of four legends into the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame, and also named the department’s next recipient of the Grizzly Lifetime Honors Award on Friday.
Record-setting quarterback Brian Ah Yat, All-American decathlete Adam Bork, Big Sky MVP Skyla Sisco of the Lady Griz, and championship-winning Grizzly basketball player and coach Wayne Tinkle will all be inducted in the Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame class of 2021.
Gary Hughes, a 35-year athletic department veteran, former ticket office manager, associate athletic director, and servant to the UM and Missoula communities will also be just the third-ever recipient of the Grizzly Lifetime Honors Award.
“I want to congratulate the 2021 class of Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame inductees and their families,” said UM director of athletics Kent Haslam.
“This is a tremendous class of Hall of Famers who made an undeniable impact on the University of Montana both in and out of competition. We look forward to celebrating this outstanding group and recognizing their achievements.”
The Grizzly Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 to pay tribute and give lasting recognition to those student-athletes, coaches, and teams who have made exceptional contributions and brought recognition, honor, and distinction to the University of Montana in the field of Intercollegiate Athletics, and who have continued to demonstrate in their lives the values imparted by their experience. Induction into the Hall of Fame represents the highest athletic honor the University can bestow.
Established in 2018, the Grizzly Lifetime Honors Award pays tribute and gives recognition to supporters of Grizzly Athletics who are not eligible for the Grizzly Hall of Fame, which includes athletes and coaches only.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held in the Adams Center on the University of Montana campus in Missoula on Oct. 29, with the class of 2021 celebrated on the field during the Grizzlies’ football game against Southern Utah on Oct. 30. Ticket information will be announced in the near future.
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