NCAA Slalom Ski Champion, Boise State 1974
Inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1982
Bill Shaw tried out for football, but settled for first love, skiing during his career as a Bronco. Shaw was skiing on the American-Canadian Cup circuit and was a member of the U.S. Ski Team’s talent squad when he arrived at BSC. In 1972 he won the giant slalom and came in second in the downhill at the U.S. Junior Nationals. Shaw led the Bronco team to the Big Sky skiing championship in 1974 by taking first in the downhill and giant slalom. He went on to win the 1974 NCAA national slalom skiing title as a freshman and received NCAA All-American honors in 1974 and 1975. After BSU dropped skiing as a team sport, Shaw transferred to the University of Wyoming, where he received All-American honors. Shaw participated on the professional ski circuit after his junior year. Bill is particularly proud of being the first NCAA national champion at Boise State.