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Idaho State University will induct four into Sports Hall of Fame

Posted October 13, 2010

Idaho State University will induct four new members into its Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 30. The new inductees swell SHOF membership to 217.

The new members include Kristy Chatterley, volleyball, 1988-91; Lem Galeai, football, 1981-83; Chris Shoemaker, softball, volleyball and track, 1978-81; and Don Neves, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient.

The induction ceremony at 11:45 a.m. in the College of Education Auditorium is open to the public. In addition, the new inductees will be introduced at halftime of that afternoon’s ISU football game with Montana State, kickoff time 1:35 p.m.

Biographies of the inductees follow:

• Kristen "Kristy" Chatterley: Chatterley, of Preston, is one of the top all-around volleyball players in ISU history. She was 1988 Big Sky Newcomer of the Year, in 1989 she was the team’s offensive player of the year and was first-team all-conference, she was ISU's 1990 defensive player of the year and she was 1991 team most valuable player. The 1990 Bengals were Big Sky Conference champions.

She holds the ISU single-match record for attack percentage, .750 (12/16 with no errors), and has match bests of 32 kills and six service aces. Her 469 kills in 1989 are sixth all-time at ISU. For her career, she is second all-time at ISU in kills with 1377, and is top-ten in kills per game, attacks, digs, block assists and total blocks, and career sets and matches played.

She is currently head varsity volleyball coach at Preston High School.

• Lemaefe "Lem" Galeai: Galeai (pronounced NAL-ee-eye), originally from Laie, Hawaii, and now living in Euless, Texas, was the leading tackler on Idaho State's 1981 NCAA Division I-AA national championship football team. Although the team was known as the "Throwin' Idahoans," its hallmark was defense, allowing only 172 points in 13 games. Galeai, a linebacker, made 154 tackles and had five tackles for loss. He was also the leading tackler on the 1983 team that had an 8-4 record and advanced to the I-AA playoffs, making 122 stops in earning first-team All-Big Sky Conference honors.

In his career, he made a total of 347 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and had 17 pass deflections and two interceptions. Also a standout in the classroom, Galeai was All-Big Sky Conference All-Academic. He graduated from ISU with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance in 1985. He is an airline, aircraft line mechanic at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

• Christina "Chris" Shoemaker: In the words of one of her nominators, in softball "Shoemaker played on two of ISU's three all-time 20-win teams, and is the best position player in school history." A centerfielder, she is ISU’s career leader in at bats, hits, runs, total bases, doubles, runs batted in and stolen bases. On ISU’s 25-9 1979 team, she hit .371 and scored 38 runs.

A true multi-event star, Shoemaker competed in track in 1979 and set school records in the 50-yard hurdles and 220-yard, 300-yard and 300-meter sprints. In volleyball, she was a starter on the second-winningest team in ISU history, 1978's 28-12-1 team that defeated eventual national champ Utah State.

Also a star in the classroom, Shoemaker, from Edmonds, Wash., graduated with degrees in Microbiology, Medical Technology and Management from ISU. After years as a consultant and manager in the health care technology field, she is currently owner of CLS Healthcare Consulting, LLC of Bothell, Wash.

• Don Neves: Neves, originally of Honolulu and now residing in Pocatello, was ISU's starting quarterback in 1965 and obtained both his B.A. and M.Ed. from ISU. However his contributions to ISU and its athletic department outside of the playing field for many years earned him selection for the Lifetime Achievement Award. He has gifted ISU both financially, and, more importantly, with his time.

He was one of the driving forces in ISU's successful football locker room renovation, contacting former teammates and community members to participate. He is a resource for numerous ISU football coaches, helping especially in the recruitment of student-athletes. He is always available, usually on short notice, without publicity, and probably at personal financial expense to help his alma mater.

He organizes and pays for a bi-annual reunion for former ISU athletes, their families and friends at his home. This year, he organized a highly successful reunion for ISU's 1963 Big Sky Conference champion ship team at Homecoming. A leader in the Pocatello community, Neves ended a 29-year career at Pocatello's Highland High School that included teaching, coaching, and, for 11 years, athletic director, in 2001.

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