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Meet the 2017 inductees of Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame

October 23, 2017 Updated: October 23, 2017 at 10:20 pm
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Hank Egan: Served as Air Force’s men's basketball coach for 13 seasons, finishing 148-185. He later coached the University of San Diego for seven seasons and then spent 16 seasons as an assistant coach for Cleveland, Golden State and San Antonio.

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Pat Garrity: A three-time all-state player at Lewis-Palmer led the Rangers to the 1993-94 4A state title. He was also the valedictorian of his class. He was Big East Player of the Year in 1997 while playing for Notre Dame. A first-round pick, he played 10 seasons in the NBA. He’s now an exec with the Detroit Pistons.

Janine Szpara: A four-time All-American soccer goalkeeper at Colorado College. Szpara also played for the 1986 U.S. national team in 1986-1987 and later played professionally in Japan and the United States.

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Chuck Wielgus: Led USA Swimming as executive director for 19 years. He was the longest-serving chief executive of an Olympic governing body when he died in 2017. He was 67.

The Donner Family: Robert Sr., Robert Jr., Robert III and David made their marks on The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb over an enormous span of time – 70 years – as organizers and racers.

1998 U.S. Olympic women’s hockey team: The team won the gold medal in the first women’s hockey competition in the Olympics. The victory helped push the growth of women’s hockey in the United States.

 

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