Cottle, Fosmark headline Weber State Athletics 2018 Hall of Fame class

Saturday , January 20, 2018 - 4:38 PM

BRETT HEIN, Standard-Examiner Staff

Weber State Athletics will add five athletes to its Hall of Fame for the 2018 class, the school announced Wednesday.

The 2018 inductees are: Brooke Cottle (women’s track and field), Brady Fosmark (football), Rochelle Hoover (women’s soccer), Paul McQuistan (football) and Ruben Nembhard (men’s basketball).

Those five will be honored at a banquet Friday, Feb. 23, at Hub 801 in Riverdale, then be recognized during a men’s basketball game Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Dee Events Center.

Those interested in Hall of Fame festivities can contact the Wildcat Club at 801-626-6576.

BROOKE COTTLE

Brooke Cottle (1998-2001) was a six-time Big Sky champion and All-American for the Weber State women’s track and field team.

She still holds Weber State school records in the high jump in indoor and outdoor track and field, and won the conference title in the outdoor event four consecutive seasons. She’s the only Weber State track athlete, male or female, to ever win the same event four consecutive years at a conference meet.

Cottle is an Ogden native and graduate of Ogden High School.

She is first in WSU history and third in Big Sky history in the indoor high jump with a career best mark of 6-00.50. In outdoor track, she holds the school record with Jen Johnstun at 6-0, tied for the fifth best in Big Sky history.

BRADY FOSMARK

Brady Fosmark (2002-05) is one of the top defensive players in Weber State football history.

Fosmark is a three-time All-American, a Big Sky MVP and a three-time All-Conference first team selection. He still ranks as Weber State’s career leader in sacks and forced fumbles.

A native of Clearfield, he is one of just three players in Weber State history to earn All-America honors three times. He’s also one of just three Wildcats to ever earn All-Big Sky first team honors three times.

He finished his four-year career starting 42 games and recorded 32.5 career sacks, which leads the school’s sack list by 7.5.

Fosmark also ranks in the school’s top 10 in the shot put in indoor and outdoor track and field.

ROCHELLE HOOVER

Rochelle Hoover (2002-05) ranks as one of the best-ever Weber State soccer players

A native of Sandy, Hoover is a former Big Sky MVP and a three-time All-Big Sky first team selection.

She played in 75 matches at Weber State and started in 67. As a senior in 2005, she earned Big Sky MVP honors and was awarded the Golden Boot, one of five Wildcats to ever earn the honor. She led the Big Sky and set a Weber State school record that still stands, finishing with 11 goals during the season.

Hoover led the Wildcats to two Big Sky regular season titles in 2003 and 2005, the Big Sky Tournament title in 2004 and 2005 and two trips to the NCAA College Cup.

She is second in Weber State career assists, third in shots, fourth in points, and sixth in career goals.

PAUL McQUISTAN

Paul McQuistan (2002-05) is one of four Weber State alums to win a Super Bowl ring.

McQuistan earned All-American honors at WSU. A native of Oregon, he played 41 games as a Wildcat.

He was drafted in 2006 by the Oakland Raiders and played eight seasons in the NFL, playing in 97 career games — the third-most by a Weber State alum — and starting 53.

He played four seasons with Oakland, three with the Seattle Seahawks and one with the Cleveland Browns. He played in 16 gamed for the Seahawks in 2013, including in a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII.

RUBEN NEMBHARD

Ruben Nembhard (1993-95) is the first Big Sky MVP in Weber State men’s basketball history and led the Wildcats to two Big Sky titles and one of the biggest wins in school history.

A native of the Bronx, New York, Nembhard played two years in Ogden after transferring from a junior college.

In his senior season, Nembhard led the Big Sky in scoring with 20.1 points per game and led the Wildcats to Big Sky regular season and tournament titles.

The Wildcats drew top-10 Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament. Nembhard played all 40 minutes, scoring 27 points, as WSU beat the Spartans 79-72.

Nembhard scored 19 in the second round but the Wildcats fell in a heartbreaker to Allen Iverson and Georgetown, 53-51.

He scored 999 career points and played in all 60 possible games, and was named to the WSU 50th Anniversary Team in 2013.

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