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Two Sociology Alumni Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

Two Sociology Alumni Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame
Sociology alumni and ISU Sports Hall of Fame inductees Natalie Doma Boblit (right) and Joe Moreino (left).


Two graduates of the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Criminology joined the ranks of ISU’s Sports Hall of Fame on Oct. 27.

Natalie Doma Boblit, class of 2012, and Joe Moreino, class of 1978, both earned sociology degrees while at ISU.

Originally from Canada, Boblit played ISU basketball and landed a Big Sky All-Tournament Team honor and an All-Big Sky Team selection. As a freshman, she averaged 11.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and earned a ranking among the best basketball players in ISU history. She now resides in Corona, California.

Moreino played football as a defensive and offensive lineman from 1973 to 1977. After graduation, he signed as a free agent for the Dallas Cowboys, was picked up by the New York Jets for the 1978-79 season, played for Canada’s Saskatchewan Roughriders and joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1980. Moreino then traded his jersey for a fireman coat, working as a firefighter in Providence, Rhode Island, until retirement.

The Idaho State University Office of Alumni Relations and ISU Alumni Association inducted Boblit and Moreino into the Hall of Fame during a ceremony held in the Stephens Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre. Other Class of 2018 inductees include Shannon Boyle of Pocatello, Andrea Lightfoot-Knecht of Omaha, Nebraska, Bill and Rosemary Kobus of Idaho Falls and Eddie Johnson of Marina Del Rey, California.


Written by: Madison Shumway, College of Arts & Letters intern