Courtesy of Cal Athletics
BERKELEY, Calif. --- Eight distinguished Golden Bears have been selected for enshrinement into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame, a list that includes Olympic medalists, NCAA champions, All-Americans, school-record holders and a conference player of the year.
The Class of 2013, which will comprise the 28th group of inductees, consists of:
• Rick Brown (men's track & field) - four-time Pac-8 champion still holds school record in 800 meters after 41 years
• Candace Harper (softball) -All-American third baseman was key contributor to 2002 NCAA championship
• Sean Lampley (men's basketball) - a 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year who was also voted MVP of the 1999 NIT when he led the Bears to the title
• Heather Petri (women's water polo) - the only athlete in school history to win a medal in four different Olympics
• Trisha Stafford-Odom (women's basketball) - a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection who led the Bears to their first two NCAA Tournament berths
• Todd Steussie (football) - 1993 first-team All-American offensive tackle enjoyed 14-year NFL career
• Staciana Stitts (women's swimming) - 14-time All-American won a gold medal in the 400 medley relay at the 2000 Olympics
• Gary Rogers (Hall of Fame Service Award)- former Cal rower has been long-time contributor to the Golden Bear crew program
Formal induction ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, at the annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Greek Orthodox Church Conference Center in Oakland. Information on tickets to the banquet can be found online at bigcsociety.org. The new inductees will also be honored at halftime of Cal's Oct. 19 football game vs. Oregon State at Memorial Stadium.
With the addition of the new members, the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame now features 264 individuals and six rowing teams. The school's Hall of Fame, which is located on the west side of Memorial Stadium and is open to all ticket holders after each home game, was inaugurated in 1986.
Trisha Stafford played a key role on the first two women's basketball teams in Cal history to reach the NCAA Tournament in 1990 and 1992. Voted a second-team All-American by the WBCA and Women's Sports Federation as a senior when she poured in a Pac-10-leading 22.3 ppg, she finished her career with 1,530 total points and averaged 15.3 ppg over four seasons. A two-time first-team All-Pac-10 pick, she was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team and played in the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1990. Stafford set school records for free throws made (180) and attempted (244) her senior year and scored a career-high 33 points in her final game vs. Santa Clara in March 1992. Following graduation, Stafford played professionally in the WNBA, the ABL and oversees before entering the coaching ranks.