4 local athletes inducted into Utah Hall of Fame

Posted at 10:42 PM, Oct 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-08 09:40:11-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Hall of Fame expanded after the induction of four local athletes Tuesday who have made a large impact on Utah and the sporting world.

The class included Noelle Pikus-Pace, Logan Tom, Luther Elliss and Bruce Summerhays.

Pikus-Pace is silver medal winner in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia for the women's skeleton. An injury kept Pikus-Pace from competing in the 2006 Games and finished fourth in 2010. The former Utah Valley University track and field athlete came out of retirement for the 2014 Olympics and won the silver medal in February.

Logan Tom, veteran volleyball player and Highland High School alum, has been to the summer Olympic Games four times. She has won 2 silver medals, one in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the other in the 2012 London Olympics.

Luther Elliss was a defensive tackle for the Utes in the early 90's and named an All-American. He then made his way into the NFL as a first-round pick for the Detroit Lions and was a two-time pro bowler.

Bruce Summerhays is a golfer who graduated from University of Utah. He turned pro in 1996 and competed mainly in local events while he was under the age of 50.

As a senior, Summerhays competed in the Champions Tour, winning three titles and over $9 million in prize money.