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Connie Lizza Moyer gets Wyoming Hall of Fame nod

October 26, 2012

Former U.S. Senator Al Simpson and brother Pete Simpson present a plaque to Connie Lizza Moyer during induction ceremonies at the University of Wyoming Intercollegiate Hall of Fame. Photo/Submitted


Won U.S. title in 1985

Long-time Mammoth resident, Connie Lizza Moyer, was recently inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletic Hall of Fame in Laramie.

In only the second year of combined scoring, the UW men’s and women’s ski teams she competed on won the 1985 NCAA national title. The members of that team were honored for the accomplishment at the 20th annual Induction Ceremony in September.

In addition to winning the NCAA Championships in Bozeman, Mont., her team won four of its six meets and finished second in the other two contests. It was only the third national title for UW.

In addition to the Induction Ceremony, hosted by Former U.S. Senator Al Simpson and his brother, Pete Simpson, the team was honored during the half-time event at a UW football game in Laramie.

Of the 32 members on the ski team from 27 years ago, only three were not present for the recognition, many traveling from the U.S., Canada, and European countries.

The Hall of Fame plaque is on permanent display in the Arena-Auditorium at the University of Wyoming. Since the induction event, UW team members have been lobbying to bring back NCAA skiing to the university since it was dropped in the 1990s.

Moyer is an alpine ski coach for the Mammoth Mountain Ski/Snowboard Team, and a wife and mother of three in Mammoth.

She grew up competing on the Mammoth Mountain Ski Team (and chasing her siblings around the mountain) when her family moved here in 1971.

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