2010 Hall of Fame Class to be Inducted Oct. 9

Eastern’s 10th induction class includes former track and field champions and current Cheney residents Curt Hisaw and Seville Broussard-Hering

CLICK HERE for more information on the class and the Breakfast and Ceremony that takes place at the Pence Union Building Multi-Purpose Room at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 

A three-time national champion in the pole vault and the highest-scoring female track and field athlete in school history are among those who will be inducted into the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame in ceremonies that take place on Oct. 9, 2010, in Cheney, Wash.

The inductees will be honored with a breakfast and ceremony that starts at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 at the Pence Union Building. The public is invited to attend (RSVP to 509-359-2463 or 1-800-648-7697) and the cost is $15 per person. Inductees will also be honored at halftime of EWU’s football game against Northern Arizona that begins at 1:05 p.m. Pacific time.

The new inductees include the 1950 football team, which won Eastern’s third-straight Evergreen Conference championship and finished the year with five-straight shutouts to finish 8-2. The coach from that team, Albert Harold “Abe” Poffenroth will be inducted posthumously.

Other individual inductees include track and field standouts Curt Hisaw and Seville Broussard-Hering, as well as former women’s basketball coach Bill Smithpeters. Former Eastern golfer and legendary Canadian broadcaster Ernie Afaganis will receive the Eastern Athletics Hall of Fame Service and Contribution Award. The late Arthur C. Woodward was also honored with the Service and Contribution Award when Roos Field (formerly Woodward Field) was dedicated on Sept. 16.

Hisaw and Broussard-Hering both reside in Eastern’s home of Cheney, Wash.  Now retired, Hisaw and his wife, Joan, were both graduates of Spokane’s East Valley High School and EWU, and were teachers, administrators and coaches in the Cheney School District.

Broussard-Hering is now a professor of communications studies at Eastern, and her husband, Todd, is the head track and field coach at Cheney High School and a teacher in the Cheney School District. She scored more than 100 points at Big Sky Conference championship meets from 1996-99, including a school record 54 indoors and another 55 outdoors.

Established in 1996, this year’s inductees will bring the total number of individuals in the Hall of Fame to 53. Seven teams will have also been inducted, and Afaganis will be the fourth recipient of the Service and Contribution Award.


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