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West Virginia Hall of Fame adds 10 athletes

By Staff | Jun 8, 2018

Five football players, basketball standouts Mike Gansey and Kate Bulger, soccer goalkeeper Jon Capon, gymnast Bev Fry Plocki, two-time All-America rifle team member Web Wright and athletic administrator Eleanor Lamb were recently added to WVU’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Quarterback Pat White, running backs Steve Slaton, Avon Cobourne and Larry Krutko, and two-way performer Tom Keane were the five football players selected in the class of 2018.

White (2005 to 2008) passed for 6,049 yards and 56 touchdowns while rushing for another 4,480 yards and 47 scores in his four-year career. West Virginia won four bowl games, while White was the starting quarterback. Slaton played three seasons (2005 to 2007) and had 3,923 career rushing yards, caught passes for another 805 yards and scored 55 touchdowns.

Cobourne played four seasons (1999 to 2002), rushed for 5,039 yards and had 43 touchdowns. Krutko played three years (1955 to 1957) as a fullback. He had 1,407 ground yards and accounted for 24 touchdowns.

Keane played his first two years of college football at Ohio State before entering military service. Upon his return, he played the 1946 and 1947 seasons at WVU. After graduation, he coached in the NFL ranks for a long list of teams.

Gansey transferred to WVU from St. Bonaventure and was a standout on the 2004to 2005 and 2005 to 2006 teams. He played in all 35 games in his first season as the Mountaineers reached the NCAA Regional final and finished with a 24-11 record. The next season, he played in all 33 games, as WVU had a 22-11 record and finally fell in the NCAA Regional semifinals. He scored 12 points a game as a junior and 16.2 points a game as a senior.

Bulger played four seasons (2001 to 2004) and totaled 1,733 points in her four years as a Mountaineer.

The enshrinement of all 10 of the new additions will take place in September on a football weekend.