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Laramie County Community College will induct inaugural Hall of Fame class

Published: Aug. 12, 2021 at 9:09 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Laramie County Community College announced it will induct its inaugural Hall of Fame class. The Hall of Fame banquet will happen on Saturday, August 28, 2021. It will start at 5:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, you can visit the LCCC Golden Eagles website.

Dr. Cindy Henning is the Laramie County Community College Interim Athletic Director. She joined Wyoming News Now to talk about what the inaugural Hall of Fame class means for the college.

Below is information from the LCCC website about the Class of 2020 inductees |

1986-87 MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM:

The 1986-87 men’s basketball team is LCCC’s only basketball team to win a Region IX championship. The Golden Eagles competed in the NJCAA National Tournament and featured four players who went on to play for division one programs.

WOODY HALVERSON, MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH, 1971-1992

The first men’s basketball coach at LCCC, Halverson also served as an instructor and athletic director, in addition to starting the booster club. He coached the 1986-1987 team and finished his time at LCCC with 318 wins, most of any coach in program history.

TODD SUHN, RODEO ATHLETE, 1993-1994

Suhn helped the rodeo team qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo during both his years at LCCC. As an individual athlete, he qualified for CNFR in calf roping, steer wrestling, and tie-down roping.

RON TATE, MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER, 1985-1987

A member of the 1986-87 regional championship team, Tate was the first All-American in LCCC history. When he finished his Golden Eagle career, he was the second-leading scorer in the college’s history, including an average of 21 points per game in his sophomore season.

RUSSELL “PINKY” WALTER, RODEO COACH, 1986-1995

A beloved coach, Walters brought more than 600 students to LCCC. Elevating the credibility and presence of rodeo on campus, he helped coordinate numerous rodeo events at LCCC as well for high schools and colleges as well as professional circuit events.

To nominate someone for the LCCC Golden Eagle Athletic Hall of Fame, visit the link below:

Hall of Fame Nomination Form

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