DU has formally announced its 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
The ceremony will feature a return to campus by hockey head coach George Gwozdecky, one of Denver’s greatest coaches, who led DU to a pair of national championships, multiple NCAA appearances and an imposing 443-267-64 record in 19 years with the Pioneers between 1994 and 2013. The evening is sure to be a special one as ‘Coach Gwoz’ finally gets some of the eternal recognition that he so richly deserves as a legend in the Pioneer family.
There are a host of other exceptional DU athletes and honorees to be inducted, including soccer star and MLS champion Nat Borchers and one of Denver’s greatest golfers, Stephanie Sherlock.
Registration is now open for the University of Denver’s Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Saturday night of Alumni weekend, May 16, 2020. The evening begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m., with dinner and the ceremony to follow from 6:00 – 7:45 p.m.. The location of the event has yet-to-be finalized.
The last DU Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held five years ago during the 2014-2015 school year. Future plans are to induct athletes at minimum every other year.
The Class of 2020 includes Bill Dorn (Lifetime Achievement), Paul Sanford ’83 (Men’s Swimming and Diving), Dick Peth (Men’s Basketball Coach in the 1980s and 90s), George Gwozdecky (Hockey Coach), Lizbeth Johnsen ’96 (Skiing), Kristie Leggio ’08 (Women’s Lacrosse), Stephanie Sherlock ’10 (Women’s Golf), Geoff Snider ’06 (Men’s Lacrosse), Jamie Norwood ’04 (Women’s Soccer), Nat Borchers ’04 (Men’s Soccer), the 2008-09 Women’s Golf Team and the 1955-57 Ski Teams.
Go here for registration and details about each of the recipients.