GPSA Locations

GPSA Office
P.O. Box 413
Pueblo, CO 81002

GPSA Room
Massari Arena
CSU-Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81007

Hall of Fame Wall
Thatcher Building (Main Floor)
5th and Main
Pueblo, CO 81003

Top Panel
Friday, 03 December 2021

GPSA Meetings

Below are the TENTATIVE meetings dates for the GPSA during the 2022 calendar year. All meeting are held on the third Monday of the month in the GPSA at Massari Arena. Dates are subject to change if necessary.

Jan. 17 Feb. 21 Mar. 21 Apr. 18
May 16 Aug. 22 Sept. 19 Oct. 17

 

Banquet Date/Application Deadline

The deadline for nominations each year is Aug. 1.  The 2022 Banquet is tentatively set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Go to the Application tab above to download and fill out an application today.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Jerry Sisneros, President of the GPSA. His email address is jrrysis@yahoo.com

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Jimmie Earl "Jim" Ranson

Jim Ranson with his sports scrapbook. Chieftain Photo/FileJim Ranson with his sports scrapbook. Chieftain Photo/FileHigh School: Attended Canon City H.S.,in Canon City, CO, graduating in 1946...Was a four-sport, 11 varsity letter star for the Tigers, playing four years of basketball, three years of baseball and track and one season of football.

College: Went to Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO, and graduated in 1950...Ranson participated in four sports for the Rams (football, basketball, baseball and track... On the baseball team, Jim played first base and was a member of the only team team at Colo. A&M (now CSU) to play in the College World Series in Omaha, NE in 1950... On the track team, Jim set the Marine Corps record in the High Jump (6’3 5/8” )
    
Honors: Jim finished runner-up to Thurman "Fum" McGraw in voting for the “Nye” Award (presented to the school’s - CSU - most outstanding male athlete) during his senior year in 1950...He was inducted into the Colorado State University's Hall of Fame on Oct. 17, 2003...Ranson was a member of a VFW Post 61 softball team that won three consecutive national championships from 1948-50.

Professional Baseball: Played in the New York Yankee Organization for five years (1952-56)        
        
Semi-Pro: Ranson was a player/manager in the summers of 1956-57 for a team in South Dakota... Was a player on a team from Valentine, NE during the summers of 1958-59.

Coaching Background: Ranson spent 30 years as the head boys basketball coach at Pueblo Central H.S...Posted a career record of 238 wins and 133 losses...He led the Wildcats to eight state tournaments, and finished runner-up twice (1964 and 1965)...Jim was selected to coach the South All-State basketball team in 1964...Ranson has coached the boys baseball team at Pueblo Central since 1972 and his team have put together 82 wins against 39 losses.
                
Occupation: Teacher/Coach for School District #60
                
Personal: Lived in Pueblo with his wife, Rochelle. Passed away on May 6, 2018.

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Remembering Ranson
BY JEFF LETOFSKY
The Pueblo Chieftain, May 9, 2018

 

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