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Eight Golden Bears Elected To Cal Athletics Hall Of Fame

May 16, 2023
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BERKELEY – Eight Golden Bear standouts – including Olympians, national players of the year, All-Americans and a legendary coach – have been elected for induction into the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2023 is as follows:

Doug Brien (football, 1991-93) – finished Cal career as program's all-time leading scorer, a record that stood for 24 years

Mike Epstein (baseball, 1963-64) – program leader in career batting average who went on to enjoy a nine-year MLB career

Devanei Hampton (women's basketball, 2005-09) – first player in program history to be named the conference Player of the Year and a two-time All-American

Jolene Henderson (softball, 2010-13) – three-time All-American who holds multiple program pitching records

Jana Juricova (women's tennis, 2009-12) – won NCAA championships in both singles and doubles and member of the Pac-12 All-Century Team

Carli Lloyd (volleyball, 2007-10) – National Player of the Year led Cal to the only two Finals Fours in program history

Jerome Randle (men's basketball, 2007-10) – Pac-10 Player of the Year and Cal's all-time leading scorer

Barry Weiner (men's gymnastics head coach, 1992-2010) – led Cal to two NCAA championships and was twice named National Coach of the Year

Formal induction ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 27, at the annual Hall of Fame Induction Gala at the on-campus Pauley Ballroom. Ticket information and more details will be announced at a later date. The class will also be honored at halftime of the Cal football team's home game against USC on Saturday, Oct. 28, at California Memorial Stadium.

With the addition of the new members, the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame now features 339 individuals and seven rowing teams. The school's Hall of Fame, which is located on the west side of California Memorial Stadium, is open to all ticket holders after each home football game.

DOUG BRIEN – Football (1991-93)
Brien was an All-Pac-10 kicker who was selected in the third round of the NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers and went on to enjoy a 12-year professional playing career, including a Super Bowl win with San Francisco as a rookie. While at Cal, he amassed 288 points – setting a program record that ended up standing for 24 years. Included in his production was a 98-point season in 1991, which tied for the most by a player at Cal since 1922. A team captain as a senior, Brien kicked three field goals during his career of 50 yards or farther and tied a school record with 10 extra points in a game against Pacific. He also owns Cal bowl records with three field goals and 13 kicking points in both the Citrus Bowl against Clemson and Alamo Bowl against Iowa.

MIKE EPSTEIN – Baseball (1963-64)
Epstein is the program leader in career batting average with a mark of .381. He led the team in average in back-to-back seasons and was named the team's most valuable player in 1964. Epstein played first base for Team USA in the 1964 Olympics before signing a professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles. He went on to play nine years in the major leagues with six different teams, clubbing 130 career home runs between 1966-74. He won a World Series title with the Oakland A's in 1972.

DEVANEI HAMPTON – Women's Basketball (2005-09)
Hampton became the first player in program history to be named the conference Player of the Year when she took the honor in 2007. She was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team three times – also a first for the program. Hampton was a two-time All-American and became the seventh player in program history to score 1,500 career points.

JOLENE HENDERSON – Softball (2010-13)
Henderson was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year twice during her career and was a four-time All-Pac-12 choice (three first-team selections). She was twice named to the NFCA All-America First Team while also adding a Second Team nod. A four-time NFCA All-Region First Team pick, Henderson was also a finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award and twice named a finalist for the Honda Sports Award. Henderson still holds program records in career wins (130), single-season wins (40) and single-season innings pitched (333.1).

JANA JURICOVA – Women's Tennis (2009-13)
Juricova accomplished just about everything there is to accomplish as a student-athlete. She won the 2011 NCAA singles championship and the 2009 NCAA doubles championship with partner Mari Andersson. She capped off her 2011 season by being named the 2011 ITA National Player of the Year and then was named the ITA National Senior Player of the Year in 2012. A five-time All-American, Juricova was named to the Pac-12 All-Century Team in 2016. She was also the 2012 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women's tennis and earned a Pac-12 postgraduate scholarship. Juricova was the first Golden Bear women's tennis player to be named to three Pac-12 All-Academic teams.

CARLI LLOYD – Volleyball (2007-10)
Lloyd took Cal's volleyball program to new heights, leading the Bears to their only two Final Four appearances in program history. A three-time All-American, Lloyd polished off a brilliant collegiate career by being named the 2010 National Player of the Year after guiding Cal to the NCAA title match. Lloyd went on to play for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and helped the Americans capture the bronze medal. She was a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, Pac-10 All-Academic selection and Academic All-District selection.

JEROME RANDLE – Men's Basketball (2007-10)
Randle is Cal's all-time leading scorer with 1,835 career points and was named the 2009-10 Pac-10 Player of the Year after leading the Bears to their first conference championship in 50 years. His 252 made 3-pointers and .881 free-throw percentage also top Cal's career lists. Randle was named the USBWA District Player of the Year and earned All-America recognition in 2009-10. A two-time All-Pac-10 selection, he went on to a successful international professional career with stops in Australia, China, Turkey, Israel and the Ukraine, where he received multiple most valuable player honors. In 2017, Randle was named to the Pac-12 Hall of Honor.

BARRY WEINER – Men's Gymnastics (1992-2010)
A legend in collegiate gymnastics, Weiner led the Bears to the NCAA team championship in 1997 and 1998 while also earning National Coach of the Year honors at the end of those seasons. A four-time MPSF Coach of the Year, Weiner also served as an assistant coach for Team USA at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Under his direction, Cal produced 14 NCAA individual championships. Weiner was named an Honor Coach by the College Gymnastics Association in 2009.

For the complete list of every member of the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame, please visit the Hall of Fame page on CalBears.com.

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Eight Golden Bears Elected To Cal Athletics Hall Of Fame

3,757 Views | 4 Replies | Last: 11 mo ago by okaydo
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They are all worthy additions! Welcome to the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame!
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DOUG BRIEN Football (1991-93)
MIKE EPSTEIN Baseball (1963-64)
DEVANEI HAMPTON Women's Basketball (2005-09)
JOLENE HENDERSON Softball (2010-13)
JANA JURICOVA Women's Tennis (2009-13)
CARLI LLOYD Volleyball (2007-10)
JEROME RANDLE Men's Basketball (2007-10)
BARRY WEINER Men's Gymnastics (1992-2010)
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My dad played baseball at stanfurd (2B), '63-'66. He talks about Epstein with pretty high regard. "Quickest bat through the zone that I ever saw up close"
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Congrats to Superjew!
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