Posts Tagged: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

20 for 2020: These Alaska athletes brought their best this year

December 29, 2020

With 2020 in our rearview, let’s look back on the top 20 Alaska athletes from this year. Here is the list for our 20 for 2020. They represent the best of the best from The Last Frontier. History makers, record setters, world champions and more. From the ski trails to the track and the hardwood… Read more »

Hall to take selection hiatus, will honor Class of 2020 next year

December 14, 2020

The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame decided not to select a new class of inductees this year.  The Class of 2020, who had their April induction ceremony cancelled due to the covid pandemic, will be honored in a ceremony during 2021 providing it can safely be held. The tentative timeframe for honoring the Class of… Read more »

Hebard, Schumacher headline 2020 Directors’ Award winners

June 24, 2020

NCAA All-American basketball star Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks and junior World Champion cross-country skier Gus Schumacher of Anchorage have been selected as 2020 Pride of Alaska Award winners by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. Hebard recently wrapped up her college basketball career at the University of Oregon, where she became just… Read more »

Cheseto, Fletcher, Schumacher lead charge for Pride of Alaska

June 14, 2020

Two runners and a cross-country skier from Anchorage are up for the men’s Pride of Alaska Award after Marko Cheseto, Aaron Fletcher and Gus Schumacher were named finalists by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. The Pride of Alaska Award since 2012 has been given to an athlete or athletes, team or… Read more »

Hebard, Kimber, Maubet Bjornsen finalists for Pride of Alaska

June 13, 2020

Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks, Sydnee Kimber of Sitka and Sadie Maubet Bjornsen of Anchorage were picked by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2020 women’s Pride of Alaska Award. Since 2012, the Pride of Alaska Award has been given to an athlete or athletes, team or coach who… Read more »

Hale, Messing, Seppilu are finalists for Trajan Langdon Award

June 12, 2020

Israel Hale of Kotzebue, Carol Seppilu of Nome and Keegan Messing of Girdwood have been named as finalists for the 2020 Trajan Langdon Award by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. The Trajan Langdon Award is given to a person or group of people who have demonstrated leadership, integrity and sportsmanship during… Read more »

Griffin, Hickel, Strabel named finalists for Joe Floyd Award

June 11, 2020

Milo Griffin of Fairbanks, Cristy Hickel of Anchorage and Ed Strabel of Palmer have been named by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors as finalists for the 2020 Joe Floyd Award. The Joe Floyd Award is based on significant and lasting contribution to Alaska through sports and has been handed out annually… Read more »

Merchant named AK Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

May 26, 2020

Even without the benefit of a high school track season, Anchorage’s Tristian Merchant managed to create a title-worthy performance. The ACS junior broke the nine-minute benchmark in the 3,200 meters at an unofficial time trail with friends. Merchant is believed to be just the fourth high school runner from Alaska to break the nine-minute mark,… Read more »

Tufi named Alaska Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

May 18, 2020

Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi was one of 10 players voted to the Louisiana Tech University all-decade softball team. The former West High star played four seasons from 2014 to 2017 at LaTech, where she was a three-time Conference USA all-league pick. Tufi ranks No. 1 all-time among Alaskans at the NCAA D1 level with 35 career… Read more »

Williams named AK Sports Hall of Fame’s Athlete of the Week

May 11, 2020

Travante Williams of Anchorage was named MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the Portuguese League. The 6-foot-4 small forward had a fabulous first year with Sporting Lisbon, helping the team go 21-1 before COVID-19 ended the season early. Williams averaged 17.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 19 games – all career… Read more »