Three Set for Induction into Westminster Hall of Fame

Jan 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY - The Westminster Athletic Department recently announced it will induct Walter Love, Bill Sedgewick, and Larry Watson into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame at a ceremony in February. The college will also recognize the 42 student-athletes that are seniors on the school's 17 athletic teams.

The 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration and Senior Student-Athlete Recognition will take place on Friday, February 20 with a reception and dinner for the inductees and the senior student-athletes. Those attending Friday's event will be welcome at a reception for the inductees on Saturday, February 21, at 7 p.m. before the Griffins men's basketball game against Montana State-Northern. The inductees will also be recognized during halftime of the basketball game.

About Walter Love: Love played football at the college from 1970-73 and was a two-way starter at running back and defensive back. He was named All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference at running back in 1970 and then at defensive back in 1971 and 1972. Love was the first player in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) history to be named all-conference at two different positions and the UPI voted him the RMAC Most Valuable Player in 1972.

About Bill Sedgwick: Sedgewick was a member of the men's soccer team from 1990-93 where he played in 76 games. During his career, Sedgewick scored 32 goals and recorded 25 assists. His 10 assists during the 1992 season rank as the second-most for a season in school history. He is fourth all-time at Westminster in career points (89), goals and assists.

About Larry Watson: Watson was also a member of the Westminster football team, playing for the Parsons from 1967-1970. As a defensive lineman, Watson was named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-District 8 following the 1968 season and then he earned NAIA All-District 7 in both 1969 and 1970. Watson was also named first team RMAC All-Conference his final two years with the Parsons.

Registration for the Athletic Hall of Fame Celebration and Senior Student-Athlete Recognition banquet is now open on the Hall of Fame page at www.westminstergriffins.com.

 

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About Westminster

Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. Students experience the liberal arts blended with professional programs in an atmosphere dedicated to civic engagement. With the goal of enabling its graduates to live vibrant, just, and successful lives, Westminster provides transformational learning experiences for both undergraduate and graduate students in a truly student-centered environment. Faculty focus on teaching, learning, and developing distinctive, innovative programs, while students thrive on Westminster’s urban Sugar House campus within minutes of the Rocky Mountains.

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