Year Inducted: 2014
Nominated By: Ruth E. Shelton
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Cross Country, Track
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete
Attended Pueblo South H.S., graduating in 1986.
● Three year letterman on the Colts basketball team as a guard (1983-86).
● South Central League Scoring Leader in basketball (1986).
● MVP of the 1986 Southern Colorado Classic Basketball Game (All State Games)
● Ran two years (1984-86) as member of the cross country and track teams.
● All-time Top 10 Girls’ Cross Country (1982-85).
● Made the Cross Country All-Star Tourney (1986).
● Finished 2nd at State Meet in 1600 meters (1983).
● Placed 3rd at State Meet in 1600 meters (1984).
● Came in 4th at State Meet in 1600 meters, 800 meters, 1600 meter relay (1985).
● State Champion in Track 1600 meters (1986).
● Dutch Clark City Champion Record holder 800 meters.
Went to Southwest Texas State (now Texas St. University), graduated in 1991... Played four seasons (1986-90) on the Bobcats basketball team as a guard... Ran one season on the TSU cross country team...All Conference Honors for four years (1986-91), Gulf State Conference Texas...Lettered in Track at Texas State University (1987).
Leader in the Austin community and role model for others to follow...Leader in the Police Academy for new cadets...Served six years (1991-96) in center for head injuries San Marcus Langrum Rehabilitation Network...Worked Meals on Wheels... Borton is a foster parented four children and a parent of two adopted children.
Professional Affiliations and Achievements:
● YMCA Kid’s Soccer Coach (2011).
● Austin Police Chief 10-year Good Conduct Award (2011).
● Honored with the APD Ernie Hinckle Award for Humanitarianism by her fellow cadets and Academy Staff (2011).
From 2007 to present Shelly is a "Travis Foster Parent", Works with Austin's Area Church non-profit to feed the homeless and is in a Mentor Program at Austin Independent School.
Police Officer with the Austin, Texas, Police Department.
"Above and beyond the excellence Shelly exhibited in the athletic arena, one of her finest assets was and still, is her humility. After one of her record setting performances she was just, 'Shelly'. As a result, she was a friend to all regardless if they were an athlete, a top student or low lower performing student.”
-- Gene Morenz
Lives in Austin, TX.
Photo courtesy of The Pueblo Chieftain