Aaron Smith, NFL defensive end – The Sierra graduate played 13 seasons for Pittsburgh Steelers, winning two Super Bowl rings and earning a Pro Bowl selection.
Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima, driver – The first driver to break the 10-minute mark in The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 2011. Tajima, 67, has won the Unlimited Division eight times, including six straight from 2006-11.
1998 Air Force football team – The Fisher DeBerry-coached Falcons went 12-1, winning a WAC title and topping Washington 45-24 in the Oahu Bowl. The team, led by defensive tackle Bryce Fisher and quarterback Blane Morgan, was ranked No. 13 in the final Associated Press poll.
Bob Condron, media services – Condron was the U.S. Olympic Committee director of media services from 1984 through 2012, helping to guide journalists and broadcasters with coverage of Team USA for 28 years and 15 Olympic Games.
Barbara McIntire, amateur golf – A two-time U.S. Women’s Amateur champion and 1960 British Ladies Amateur winner, McIntire narrowly missed out becoming the only amateur champion of the U.S. Open when she fell in a playoff to Cathy Cornelius in 1956.
Rosie Collins, athletic trainer – Theodore Roosevelt “Rosie” Collins was the athletics trainer and equipment manager at Colorado College from 1935 through 1970. He was the first African-American employed in a staff position at CC.
Thayer Tutt Sportsmanship Award: Melinda Couch, physical therapist for U.S. Figure Skating since 1999
Col. F. Don Miller Award: Dennis Carter, longtime coach, teacher and administrator at Ellicott High School