Seven individuals and one team – will be formally inducted into the Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame during halftime of the football game against Lincoln on Oct. 5.

The class includes Kim (Erickson) Downey (1990-93), a multiple-time All-MIAA performer and record setting catcher in softball; Venessa (Lee) Nobles (2005-09), a three-time NCAA Division II national champion and record-breaking middle distance runner; Jeff Moreland (1991-95), an All-America quarterback who posted a 30-2-2 record as the Gorillas’ starter; and Sean Simoneau (1998-99), a national champion and record-setting javelin thrower in track and field.

The 2004 football team, which shattered the NCAA’s all-time single season scoring record en route to a 14-1 record and the NCAA Division II National Runner-Up finish, also will be inducted.

Tom W. Bryant, who served as PSU President from 1999-2009 and served as a tremendous friend and supporter of PSU Athletics throughout his decorated tenure, will be inducted for Meritorious Achievement.

Bill Presson, a record-setting halfback in football and an All-CIC sprinter in track and field, and Ralph Redmond, a former Gorillas basketball athlete and a decorated officer in the U.S. Army who lost his life in combat in Vietnam, will be inducted in the Hall of Fame’s “Legacy” category.

“Once again PSU Athletics is blessed with the opportunity to pay tribute to a handful of elite individuals representing the proud history and tradition of Gorilla intercollegiate athletics,” said Dan Wilkes, associate athletic director and chair of the PSU Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. “We are tremendously proud of this group that comprises the Class of 2019 and we are eager to appropriately honor and celebrate them next fall.”