WIAA
WIAA
435 Main Ave S | Renton, WA 98057 | (425) 687-8585
Twitter
Instagram
FaceBook
May 2016

5/13/2016 - WIAA Names Brubaker of Curtis Junior HS and Chief Joseph Middle School's Mackley as Give Me 5 Star Students of the Month

5/9/2016 - WIAA Representative Assembly Passes Six Amendments

5/6/2016 - WIAA Announces Spring Academic State Champions

5/5/2016 - LEAP Student Blog: "How We Serve" By Payton Gunhus, Seattle Christian HS

5/4/2016 - WIAA Hall of Fame Induction Welcomes 13 Honorees

5/3/2016 - WIAA Newsletter | May 2016


  • December 2018

  • November 2018

  • October 2018

  • September 2018

  • August 2018

  • July 2018

  • June 2018

  • May 2018

  • April 2018

  • March 2018

  • February 2018

  • January 2018

  • December 2017

  • November 2017

  • October 2017

  • September 2017

  • August 2017

  • June 2017

  • May 2017

  • April 2017

  • March 2017

  • February 2017

  • January 2017

  • December 2016

  • November 2016

  • October 2016

  • September 2016

  • August 2016

  • June 2016

  • April 2016

  • March 2016

  • February 2016

  • January 2016

  • December 2015

  • November 2015

  • October 2015

  • September 2015

  • August 2015

  • July 2015

  • June 2015

  • May 2015

  • April 2015

  • March 2015

  • February 2015

  • January 2015

  • November 2014

  • October 2014

  • September 2014

  • July 2014

  • June 2014

  • May 2014

  • April 2014

  • March 2014

  • February 2014

  • January 2014

  • December 2013

  • November 2013

  • October 2013

  • August 2013

  • June 2013

  • May 2013

  • April 2013

  • March 2013

  • February 2013

  • January 2013

  • December 2012

  • November 2012

  • October 2012

  • September 2012

  • August 2012

  • July 2012

  • June 2012

  • May 2012

  • April 2012

  • March 2012

  • February 2012

  • January 2012

  • December 2011

  • November 2011

  • October 2011

  • September 2011

  • August 2011

  • July 2011

  • June 2011

  • May 2011

  • April 2011

  • March 2011

  • February 2011

  • January 2011

  • December 2010

  • November 2010

  • October 2010

  • September 2010

  • August 2010

  • July 2010

  • June 2010

  • May 2010

  • April 2010

  • March 2010

  • February 2010

  • January 2010

  • December 2009

  • November 2009

  • October 2009

  • September 2009

  • August 2009

  • June 2009

  • WIAA Hall of Fame Induction Welcomes 13 Honorees
    5/4/2016

    RENTON, WASH. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) held its 13th annual Hall of Fame Luncheon and Induction Ceremony at the Renton Pavilion Event Center, Wednesday afternoon.

    The Luncheon featured 13 new inductees headlined by former student-athlete standouts Kasey Keller, Megan (Franza) Carlson and Ugur Taner.  The ceremony included nine individuals from the class of 2015 and four from the 2016 class.  During the Luncheon, each inductee shared stories from their high school experiences and received a special Hall of Fame plaque.

    “These were two unique classes that had major, positive impacts on high school activities and on high school students," WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said.  “Each inductee was deserving of this special recognition and we thank them for their contributions.”

    Being inducted as an athlete, Keller was the first American to play soccer in the English Premier League and was a standout at North Thurston High School.  (Franza) Carlson was a dominant basketball and track and field athlete for the Cascade (Leavenworth) Kodiaks.  She went on to have a stellar basketball career at the University of Washington and was eventually selected in the WNBA Draft.   Taner was an accomplished swimmer for Newport (Bellevue) High School, swam for the University of California, Berkeley, and competed  in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

    “It’s a time where we see so many programs being cut,” soccer legend Keller said.  “For most student-athletes high school will be the final team sport in their careers.  The life experiences for a high school athlete are so important.”

    In addition to the athletes, the induction highlighted the careers of Bruce Gutgesell and Joel Underwood for their commitment to excellence in fine arts.  Gutgesell has been instrumental in the success and growth of the WIAA/WMEA State Solo & Ensemble Contest, while Underwood has achieved great success for the Speech and Debate team for Seattle Academy.

    Greg Brashear, Jan Kirk and Dan White were honored for their coaching careers.  Brashear's Garfield Bulldogs' track and field teams captured eight State Titles.  Kirk led the Fife Trojans' volleyball team for 24 years, claimed 18 league titles, and four State Titles.  White was a successful baseball coach for the Eastmont Wildcats with 31 winning seasons and one State Championship.

    “The most enjoyable thing to me is living in the community where you coach,” former Wildcats coach White said.  “The past athletes you had are now your friends.  The relationships and friendships we make over the years are incredibly special.”

    Long-time official Cindy C-Wilson and contributors John Crawford, Dick Langum, Jim Meyerhoff and Sandy Ringer were recognized for their service to high school activities.  Crawford has been a leader for State Cross Country, while Meyerhoff is considered one of the State’s greatest advocates for wrestling.  Langum has devoted his career to servicing insurance needs for Washington schools and Ringer has been one of the most respected prep sports reporters in the state.

    The event also recognized the high school careers of the 2016 WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Smart Choices Scholarship winners, Sebastian Hyta of Freeman High School and Rachel Dorr of Squalicum High School.  The male and female recipients each received a $5,000 scholarship.  Dorr will be attending Gonzaga University, while Hyta will wrestle at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

    To interview any of the inductees or for questions about the nomination process, please contact Conor Laffey at the WIAA office.   For more information about the WIAA Hall of Fame please visit the Hall of Fame website.

    Sign up for RSS Feed
    Washington Interscholastic Activities Association  |   435 Main Ave S   |  Renton, WA 98057  |  (425) 687-8585  |  © 2018
    Home
     
    About
        Activities Matter
        Mission & Strategic Plan
        WIAA Staff
        Contact
        Member School Directory
        Districts & Leagues
        Classifications 2016-2020
        Executive Board
    Athletics/Activities
        Athletics
        Activities
    Tournaments
        Brackets
        Tournament Central
        2018-19 State Championship Dates
        Ticket Prices
        State Tournament History
        State Tournament Regulations
        State Tournament Allocations & Draw Criteria
    Programs
        Athlete of the Week
        Hall of Fame
            Hall of Fame Home
        LEAP
        Scholastic Awards Program
        Scholastic Cup
        Smart Choices Scholarship Program
        RTO Program
        Unified Sports
            Unified Champion Schools Brochure
     
    Publications
        Concussion Management Guidelines
        Forms
        Handbook
            2018 Passed Amendments
        Member School Directory
        Newsletter
            Read
            Subscribe
        Order Handbooks and Rule Books
        Presentations
            AD Eligibility Clinic
            AD Fall Workshop PowerPoint
            WIAA 101
        WIAA-WOA Statewide Agreement
        Sudden Cardiac Arrest Guidelines
    AD/Coaches
        Order Handbooks and Rule Books
        Athletic Directors
        Coaches
        MyWIAA
        Coaches School
        MaxPreps
        Job Openings
        Games Wanted
    Media
        Media Credential Registration