1979 Inductees

GENE CONLEY — Basketball

A WSU All-American basketball and baseball standout who became a stellar pitcher in the National League and star performer for the Boston Celtics in the NBA. He won 91 games in an 11-year Major League career. Member of Cougar Hall of Fame.

A pint-size roadrunner who made his first big splash as a 17 year-old in 1964 by beating the Russians in a celebrated 10,000 meter race in Los Angeles. As a WSU star he rewrote the NCAA record books setting 11 national records. Injuries and physical problems prevented him from Olympic Gold Medals.