DENVER – The Colorado Sports activities Corridor of Fame introduced Monday that College of Colorado student-athletes Nate Landman and Dani Jones had been named the 2020 Colorado Faculty Athletes of the Yr.
Landman was a defensive pressure with which to be reckoned as a CU linebacker, although he performed in simply 4 full video games earlier than struggling a season-ending ruptured proper Achilles tendon within the first half towards Utah. He was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award — given to the nation’s high school linebacker — in addition to being a first-team All-Pac-12 choice for the second straight 12 months and a second-team All-American in accordance the soccer writers. Twice he earned nationwide participant of the week awards. Landman, CU’s tackles leaders for 3 straight seasons, sits at No. 10 on this system’s profession tackles record and twelfth in tackles for loss. He posted 5 sacks in 5 video games in 2020.
Jones earns the Colorado Sports activities Corridor of Fame’s Faculty Feminine Athlete of the Yr honor for the second time in three years. She received 4 nationwide titles throughout her CU observe & discipline and cross nation profession (outside 5,000 meters, particular person cross nation, indoor 3,000 and the gap medley relay). She additionally led the Buffs to a 2018 ladies’s cross nation championship as a workforce. Jones twice was named the feminine runner of the 12 months by the U.S. Observe & Area and Cross Nation Coaches Affiliation, together with for the 2020 indoor observe season. Final 12 months, she broke Mary Decker’s 42-year-old college document for the indoor 800 and have become the one NCAA girl to have top-10 occasions in NCAA historical past within the mile and 5,000. Jones was an All-American a dozen occasions whereas at CU.
Each might be honored alongside Colorado Sports activities Corridor of Fame 2020 Athlete of the Yr, Denver Nugget heart Nikola Jokic, together with the 2 highschool honorees and Greg Mark, the recipient of the Corridor of Fame’s Athlete with Disabilities Award. The Colorado Sports activities Corridor of Fame & Museum, which is situated at Gate 1 on the west aspect of Empower Area at Mile Excessive, may even add six inductees to their Corridor of Fame; Lindsey Vonn, Bob Gebhard, Alonzo Babers, George Gwozdecky, Terry Miller and Erin Popovich.