Year Inducted: 2014
Nominated By: Ruth E. Shelton
Sports Competed In: Basketball, Cross Country, Track
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Athlete

High School:
Attended Pueblo South H.S., graduating in 1986.

Shelly BortonAchievements:
Basketball: 
● 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)

Cross Country/Track: 
● 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).

Track: 
● 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.

College:
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).

Contributions:
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).

Related Activities:
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.

Occupation:
Police Officer with the Austin, Texas, Police Department.

Quote:
"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

Personal:
Lives in Austin, TX.

Photo courtesy of The Pueblo Chieftain


GPSA "B" By The Numbers

LEGEND: p = awarded posthumously; ^= attended first meeting; * = deceased;+ = charter member (placed after year inducted)

 1

All Sports
Ernest E. "Ernie" Ballotti (1981*)

Athlete/Contributor
Dave Baxter (1981*)

Attended Pueblo East H.S.
Jordan B. Berge (2000)

Basketball/Football Offical
Dave Baxter (1981*)

Boxing
Jim Blanc (1989)

City Parks Supervisor of Recreation
Leonard Butler (1998)

Coach
Tom Brockman (1994)

Coach/Contributor
Raymond T. Baker (2009)

Contributor
Ross Beatty (1977*)

Cross Country
James A. "Spank" Blasing (1979)

Girls Sports
Jessie F. Banks (1996)

Honorees Awarded Posthumously
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)

Radio Announcer
Ross Beatty (1977*)

Tennis
Anne D. Beblavi (1995)

Wrestling
Jim Blanc (1989)

 

2
Basketball
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
Jim Bongirno (1987*)

Softball
Robert "Bob" Bonner (2022)
Raymond T. Baker (2009)

Track
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
James A. "Spank" Blasing (1979)

Athlete
Michelle R. 'Shelly' Borton (2014)
Jeff Bonacquista (2007)
Anne D. Beblavi (1995)

3
Basketball
Michelle R. 'Shelly' Borton (2014)
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
William F. "Bill" Brown (1994)

 

4
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Raymond T. Baker (2009)
Leonard Butler (1998)

Attended Pueblo South H.S.
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Michelle R. 'Shelly' Borton (2014)
Jeff Bonacquista (2007)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Robert "Bob" Bonner (2022)
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
Jim Blanc (1989)
Jim Bongirno (1987*)
James A. "Spank" Blasing (1979)

Attended Pueblo Centennial H.S.
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
Anne D. Beblavi (1995)
Jim Blanc (1989)
Jim Bongirno (1987*)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Dave Baxter (1981*)
Lamar H.S., Lamar, CO
Tom Brockman (1994)
Thomas Jefferson H.S., Denver, CO
Joe Bonacquista (1997)
Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO
William F. "Bill" Brown (1994)
Wray H.S., Wray, CO

Attended H.S. Outside Colorado
Jesse F. Banks (1996)
Lindsay H.S., Lindsey, OK
Ernest E. "Ernie" Ballotti (1981*)
Mooseheart H.S, Mooseheart, IL
James A. "Spank" Blasing (1979)
Manhattan H.S., Manhattan, KS
Ross Beatty (1977*)
Chicago H.S, Chicago, IL

Football
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Tom Brockman (1994)
Jim Blanc (1989)

 

 

 

5
Honorees Deceased
Ernie Ballotti (1981*)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Jim Bongirno (1987*)
Dave Baxter (1981*)
Ross Beatty (1977*)

Baseball
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
James "Christy" Bivin (2010)
Jeff Bonacquista (2007)
Jordan B. Berge (2000)
Joe Bonacquista (1997)

 

6
Athlete/Coach
Richard Michael Busia (2017)
Robert "Bob" Busia (2017*p)
Jordan B. Berge (2000)
Leonard Butler (1998)
Joe Bonacquista (1997)
William F. "Bill" Brown (1994)

 

21
Honorees in "B" Section

Remembering Our Fallen GPSA Inductees

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2022 induction ceremony on Nov. 16.

 

Dennis TrujilloDennis Trujillo
11/28/2022
Class of 2007