Skier Lindsey Vonn Hasn’t Been Retired Long. Now She’s Going Into The Colorado Sports Hall Of Fame
Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn will be inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
In 2010, she became America's first women's downhill Olympic champion. She retired in February as the winningest women’s world cup skier of all time.
The other inductees include former Rockies GM Bob Gebhard, track star Alonzo Babers, former DU hockey coach George Gwozdecky, top high school running back Terry Miller, and Paralympic swimmer Erin Popovich.
Bob Gebhard was the Rockies’ first general manager from 1992 to 1999. During his tenure, the Rockies went to the playoffs in their third season.
Alonzo Babers was a 1983 United States Air Force Academy graduate and won two gold medals in track and field at the 1984 Olympic Games. He won a gold medal in both the 400 meter run and for the 4 x 400 meter relay.
George Gwozdecky coached the University of Denver’s hockey team beginning in 1994 and continued for 19 seasons. Under his leadership, the Denver Pioneers won two NCAA championships in 2004 and 2005. He was twice named NCAA national coach of the year, both in 1993 and 2005.
Terry Miller is an alum of Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs. After high school, he played Oklahoma State before going on to play pro-football for the Buffalo Bills and the Seattle Seahawks. He only played two seasons in the NFL. He was also convicted of bank fraud in 1999.
Erin Popovich, an alum of Colorado State University, is a 19-time Paralympic medalist with 14 career gold medals. She’s also a two-time winner of the ESPY award for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.
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