New Sports Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted
Originally from Twin Falls, Corky Federico came to ISU in 1984 as a walk-on for the football team. His ISU career spanned 1984-1987. Federico was team leader in career rushing attempts, with 1,433 career rushing yards. He was named to the All-Big Sky Academic team and named Player of the Week three times. Federico is the owner of Eureka Construction in Twin Falls.
Story H. Holston
Story Holston played tennis for ISU in 1990 and 1991. In 1990 she had a 15-6 singles record. In 1991 she was 19-5 in singles and 17-2 in doubles and was unbeaten 16-0 in conference play in both singles and doubles. Holston was chosen MVP of the 1991 team. Holston is currently teaching at Shoshone Bannock Jr./Sr. High School in Fort Hall. She coached at Highland High School from 1995 to 1997, was tournament director in tennis for the First Security Games and served as Pocatello Parks & Recreation head tennis pro from 1997-2003. She continues to compete in tennis league play in both Pocatello and Idaho Falls.
Lifetime Achievement Award
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Paul Litchfield distinguished himself in indoor track and field as a Big Sky Conference and ISU pole vault record holder in both 2002 and 2004. He finished 15th in the pole vault at the 2004 NCAA Championships. In outdoor track and field, Litchfield was All-American in 2004, with a fourth place finish in the pole vault at the NCAA Championships, ISU record-holder and Big Sky champion in 2002 and 2003, Big Sky champion in the decathlon in 2003 and Outstanding Field Athlete in 2002 and 2003. Paul competed in the U.S. Olympic trials in 2008 and 2012, placing 10th in 2008. He continued to train under former ISU Head Coach Dave Nielsen for several years after he graduated and was an assistant coach from 2006-2011. Litchfield broke his back and was told he’d never be able to compete again, but through faith and perseverance he recovered and competed in the 2012 Olympic trials after not competing for three years.
Nick Whitworth, known as the “Mackay Missile,” was the first recruit signed by ISU coach Bruce Barnum in 1998. He is first in single-game yards gained at 273, sixth in career rushing attempts at 463, sixth in rushing yards at 2,353 and 10th in touchdowns at 16. He was named Academic All-Conference in 1998. Whitworth spent seven years as a coach at ISU for the Bengals football team (2003-2010) as special teams coach and recruiting and summer camp coordinator. He is now the special teams coach for Portland State University.