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Jo Evans to be Inducted into Utah Athletics Hall of Fame

SALT LAKE CITY – Texas A&M softball head coach Jo Evans is to be inducted into the University of Utah’s Crimson Club Hall of Fame as a player and coach Friday at the Rice-Eccles Stadium & Tower and be honored at the Utah-Arizona State football game Saturday.

Thursday evening, Evans takes part in a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Dumke Family Softball Stadium to commemorate the Jo Evans Locker Room.

As a player in 1982, the Salt Lake City native earned All-High Country Athletic Conference honors and led the Utes to the NCAA College World Series.

Following coaching stints at Florida State and Colorado State, Evans returned to her alma mater as the head coach from 1990-96, and directed Utah to a 222-143 record and a pair of College World Series appearances in 1991 and ’94.

The Utes also won Western Athletic Conference titles in 1991 and 1992. Evans’ 1994 team set the school record with 51 wins, placed fifth in the CWS and was ranked No. 7 in the country.

Evans has served as the head coach at Texas A&M since 1997, and has appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 16-consecutive seasons and three College World Series.

Evans was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame in 2015.

 

Photo Courtesy: Texas A&M Media Relations

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