Athletics to Induct Five into Hall of Fame This October





Sept. 14, 2011

RENO, Nev. -- - Former Wolf Pack stars Suzy Catterson Kole, Joe Inglett, Geoff Noisy, Suzanne Stonebarger Barnes and Treamelle Taylor will be inducted into the University of Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame this October.

"This year's Hall of Fame class features five outstanding former student-athletes who helped the University of Nevada to numerous team and individual championships, All-America certificates, school, conference and national records and NCAA championship appearances," Wolf Pack Director of Athletics Cary Groth said. "Suzy Catterson Kole remains one of the most decorated swimmers in school history, earning All-America honors in the pool 12 times, while Joe Inglett was the 2000 Big West MVP and an integral part of three Big West championship and NCAA Regional baseball teams. Geoff Noisy was one of the most prolific wide receivers in school history, setting the NCAA record for career receptions at the time, and continues to appear in the NCAA and school record books in numerous receiving categories. Suzanne Stonebarger Barnes is one of the top volleyball players in Wolf Pack history and has gone on to become a star on the professional volleyball circuit, while Treamelle Taylor was an All-American and key contributor on Nevada's Big Sky championship and NCAA Division I-AA national runner-up team in 1990."

2011 Nevada Hall of Fame Inductees:

Suzy Catterson Kole - Swimming & Diving (1996-99)

Suzy Catterson Kole earned 12 All-America certificates and helped the Wolf Pack to three Big West Conference championships during her distinguished Wolf Pack career. She was a three-time individual All-American, earning certificates in the 100 backstroke in 1997, the 100 freestyle in 1998 and the 100 backstroke in 1999. She was also a member of nine relay teams that won All-America honors and 11 that won Big West championships. Kole won four individual Big West championships, including three consecutive 100 backstroke titles (1997-99), and appears in the Wolf Pack record book 10 times. She still holds the school record for the 100 backstroke and was part of the fastest 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay teams in school history.

Joe Inglett - Baseball (1997-2000)

A 2000 All-American by Baseball Weekly, Baseball America and ABCA/Rawlings, Joe Inglett was a key contributor on Nevada's three Big West Conference championship and NCAA Regional baseball teams in 1997, 1999 and 2000. He was named the Big West Conference MVP in 2000 and also earned first-team All-Big West honors in 2000 and second-team honors in 1999. He appears in the school record book 18 times and still holds school career and single-season records for runs and hits. Inglett also set the school records for career and single-season batting average, hitting .384 in his career and .435 in 2000, and ranks in the top five in career games played, at-bats, doubles and triples. Inglett made his Major League debut with the Cleveland Indians on June 21, 2006.

Geoff Noisy - Football (1995-98)

A three-time All-Big West Conference first-team selection at wide receiver, Geoff Noisy was the winner of Nevada's Golden Helmet Award as team MVP in 1998 and was the Wolf Pack's Offensive Player of the Year in 1996. He set the NCAA Division I-A record for career receptions with 295 (since broken) and still ranks eighth in the NCAA in career receptions. He fell just short of the all-time, all-division mark of 301 catches set by Jerry Rice after being hindered by a hamstring pull in his final three games and still ranks eighth in the NCAA in career receiving yards and 14th in career yards per game. He ranked third in the nation with 94 catches and 127.7 yards per game in 1998. Noisy ranks second in career receiving yards and receptions behind Nevada Hall of Fame inductee Trevor Insley and holds three of the top 10 single-season marks in school history for both receptions and receiving yards.

Suzanne Stonebarger Barnes - Volleyball (1998-2001)

One of the top players in the history of the Wolf Pack volleyball program, Suzanne Stonebarger Barnes earned all-conference honors in three of her four years at Nevada. She was a two-time All-WAC selection (first team in 2000 and second team in 2001) and was named to the All-Big West freshman team and second-team all-conference squad in 1998. She appears in the Wolf Pack record book 10 times, ranking seventh in career kills (1,198) and 10th in career service aces (99). She also holds three of the top 10 single-season marks and four of the top 10 single-match records for digs, including the school record with 38 digs at San Jose State in 2000. A former member of Team USA, Barnes has gone on to have a successful AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour career with fellow Wolf Pack alum Michelle More.

Treamelle Taylor - Football (1989-90)

Treamelle Taylor earned first-team Associated Press All-America honors in 1990, helping Nevada to the Big Sky championship and NCAA Division I-AA national championship game against Georgia Southern that year. He was named a first-team All-Big Sky Conference selection as both a wide receiver and a kick returner in both 1989 and 1990. He led the team in receiving, kick and punt returns and all-purpose yardage in 1990 and set the school record for single-season receptions with 64 in 1989 (since broken). He set the school record for single-game receiving yards with 299 in his first start in 1989 (vs. Montana), while his 299 yards were the single-game high in the nation that year and although since broken, still rank third on Nevada's single-game chart. He also continues to rank 14th in career receiving yards at Nevada with 1,845 and was fourth when he ended his stellar two-year career.

Including this year's five honorees, 159 individuals and two teams have been selected for induction into the Nevada Athletics Hall of Fame since its inception in 1973. Plaques honoring each inductee can be found in the Hall of Fame Room at Legacy Hall, which is open to the public during business hours.

The group will be inducted into Nevada's Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 7 at the Hall of Fame Dinner at the Silver Legacy. They will also be recognized at halftime of the Hall of Fame football game against UNLV on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Mackay Stadium.

For more information or to purchase tickets for this year's Hall of Fame Dinner, call (775) 682-6902, while tickets for the Hall of Fame game are available by calling (775) 348-PACK (7225) or going online at www.nevadawolfpack.com.

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