Wes­ley Ruff in­ducted into Nebo dis­trict’s Hall of Fame

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Lo­cal sports broad­caster Wes­ley Ruff was in­ducted into the Nebo School Dis­trict Hall of Fame at a Springville High School boys’ bas­ket­ball game in Fe­bru­ary.

Wes­ley Ruff was born and raised in Springville. He at­tended West­side Ele­men­tary School, Springville Mid­dle School and Springville Ju­nior High School and grad­u­ated with hon­ors from Springville High School in 1976. He was also named the so­cial stud­ies stu­dent of the year his se­nior year. Ruff won five var­sity let­ters while at SHS, let­ter­ing in bas­ket­ball twice, let­ter­ing in golf twice and let­ter­ing in track. He was co-cap­tain of the bas­ket­ball team and co-cap­tain of the track team, both in 1976. He also re­ceived a golf schol­ar­ship from the Utah Golf As­so­ci­a­tion.

Ruff was awarded sev­eral aca­demic schol­ar­ships and at­tended South­ern Utah State Col­lege (now South­ern Utah Univer­sity) where he was a mem­ber of the SUSC golf team in the fall of 1976.

Fukuoka,Young Ruf­fIn 1982, Univer­si­ty­served Ja­pan, Ruff an grad­u­at­ed­from LDS with 1977 Chur­cha bach­e­lor­fromto 1979. mis­sion Brighamof art­sto de­gree his in broad­cast­ing­broad­cast jour­nal­ism­ca­reer at and KFYR-be­gan TV in Bismarck, North Dakota. He was a week­end sports an­chor and week­day sports re­porter from 1982 to 1985. In Oc­to­ber of 1985, Wes­ley be­gan work­ing at KTVX- TV in Salt Lake City as the week­end sports an­chor and week­day sports week­day2002 Ruff and re­porter.was sportswas named also an­chorthe voted sport­sat by KTVX-TVdi­rec­torthe sportscast­ers andin named andthe Utah sportswrit­ers Sportscas­t­erof the of state the to Year be five sep­a­rate times - in 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. Ruff was named the Bill Howard Golf Cit­i­zen of the Year by the Utah Sec­tion PGA in both 2000 and 2006. He is a fre­quent guest speaker and em­cee for many events. Ruff re­mains ac­tive in sports, com­pet­ing in triathlons and play­ing in nu­mer­ous char­ity golf events. He plays at the Hob­ble Creek Golf Course as of­ten as pos­si­ble.

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