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Sports Hall of Fame

The Idaho State University Sports Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to ISU varsity sports and, in doing so, have enhanced the image and reputation of Idaho State University.

2017 Sports Hall of Fame Inductees

Fred Rodriguez

Fred Rodriguez

Wrestling 1964-69

  • 4-year starter
  • Two-time Big Sky Wrestling Champion
  • Two-time runner up Big Sky Wrestling
  • Member of winning Big Sky Conference
  • Team 1967 and 1968
Chet Dickey

Chet Dickey

Baseball 1968-69

  • Two-time All-Big Sky Conference
  • Two-time Topps Northwest Region All Star
  • ISU Baseball record holder
    • Lifetime Batting Average .359
    • Slugging Percentage .651
    • On Base Percentage .420
Kelly Chapple

Kelly Chapple

Softball 1978-81

  • ISU career records:
    • #4 in most sacrificed hits
    • #6 in most triples
    • #9 in most stolen base attempts
    • #11 in most stolen bases
Bob Matsey

Bob Matsey

Football 1976-81

  • Voted Team Captain 1979 and 1980
  • Member of All-Big Sky Teams 1979 and 1980
  • All-Big Sky Safety 1980
Dale Wilkinson

Dale Wilkinson

Basketball 1978-82

  • Drafted into NBA
  • Shot 56% from the field, and 90% from the free-throw line
  • Averaged 15 points a game
Jim Cherniss

Jim Cherniss

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Volleyball Coach 1982-87
  • First ISU coach to win a conference championship
  • Recruited some of ISU’s greatest players including many Sports Hall of Fame members
  • Mountain West Athletic Conference Championship team in 1986 and 1987
  • Mountain West Athletic Conference Coach of the Year 1985-1987
  • 31-win season in 1987 remains ISU record


We gladly accept nominations at any time from alumni and friends of ISU for induction into the Sports Hall of Fame and the Lifetime Achievement Award. All nominations can be made online.


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