Wesley Ruff inducted into Nebo district’s Hall of Fame
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.
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