The Alaska Sports Hall of Fame announced its class of 2020.
Running pioneer Marcie Trent and hockey professional Matt Carle will headline the Class of 2020 inductions into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.
Trent and Carle were the lone selections from the “People” category and will be joined by the Yukon 800 riverboat race from the “Event” category and the University of Alaska Anchorage’s stunning upset of Boston College in the 1991 NCAA Hockey Tournament from the “Moment” category.
Geoff Roes of Juneau, a nationally acclaimed ultramarathoner, and George Nix of Sitka, Alaska’s first pro football player, had been on the ballot.
This will be the 14th class honored by the hall, which uses a selection process based on votes from the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame selection panel, past inductees and the public.
“We’re thrilled with this class and look forward to welcoming them to the Hall,” said Alaska Sports Hall of Fame executive director Harlow Robinson in a release. “Hockey and motor sports are Alaskan sports to the core and this class represents both well. And Marcie Trent is a legend in masters running on the national level so this type of honor here at home is well-deserved.”
The Class of 2020 induction ceremony will be Tuesday, April 28 at the Anchorage Museum.