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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William Ansel "Bill" Gower II

Before High School: Went Thatcher Elementary (1964-71), played football, basketball and baseball (Old Timers)...Attended Freed Junior High from 1971-73, participating in football (Bantam & Freed), basketball, Baseball... Placed second in the city Punt, Pass and Kick program when he was 10 years old...Gower participated in the  AAU swim program for 14 years.
        
High School: Attended Pueblo Centennial, graduating in 1977...Earned two varsity letters (1975-76) playing football for three seasons (1973-76) for the Bulldogs...Named the McDonald’s football "Player-of-the-Week" and selected to the High School All American in Football Team (1976)...Gower was the South Central League’s leading punter and earned All-City honors in 1976...Bill also earned two varsity letters (1976-77) playing basketball for three years (1974-77)...He was chosen as the Most Improved Player as a junior (1976) and Most Inspirational Player  and Co-Captain of the team as a senior (1977)...

College: Went to the University of Southern Colorado (now CSU-Pueblo) and graduated 1981...Played running back on the Indians football team for four year (1977-80)...Bill was named twice to the First Team Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) and NAIA Honorable Mention All-American (1979-80)...Lead the nation in rushing (NCAA Division II) and was the 10th Leading rusher in the NAIA Division I in 1979... Bill holds a number of USC records: Most rushes in a game (38); season (226) and career (727)...Most rushing yards in a season (1,103) and career (3,562)...Most rushing touchdowns in a game (4), season: (10) and career (28)...Most points scored in a game (24) and career (180)...Most touchdowns in a game (4), season (11) and career (29)...Gower was voted Most Valuable Freshman (1977) and "Offensive Player-of-the-Year" (1978-79) by his teammates...Bill twice earned RMAC "Player-of the-Week" and was selected as the Ernest E. “Ernie” Smith Memorial Award winner in 1981 (MVP)...Named scholar athlete in 1981... Named to College Sports Info Directors of America (CoSIDA) Second Team at running back...Earned Academic All-American in 1980 and All District #7 Team honors (1979-80)... The USC coaches selected Gower as the team's Offensive Player of the Game (six times), Offensive Hit of the Game (twice) and Renegade of the Game (kicking game) once...At the conclusion of his college career, Bill was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles professional football Team.  He suffered an injury to his knee in 1981 camp and was summarily released.

After College: Gower was on the 1981 Player Men's City Championship Team... He played recreational Slow Pitch softball.

Honors: Member of the National Honor Society and graduated as a Red & White Cord honor graduate at Centennial H.S...Received the Business Department award, Bill was the first male winner...Voted as the Outstanding Male Athlete by associate student government at (CSU-Pueblo) in 1980-1981...Gower was elected to the Centennial Hall of fame 1982.
    
Occupation: Works for Broderick and Gibbons   

 

 

 

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