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10 Golden Bears Elected to Cal Hall of Fame

May 3, 2018
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BERKELEY – Ten Golden Bears, a group that features Olympians, All-Americans, a legendary coach and the longtime voice of Cal football, represent the 2018 class for the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame. Together, the 33rd induction class is set for formal enshrinement later this fall.
 
Those who have been elected into the Hall are:

  • Duje Draganja (men's swimming, 2002-05) – three-time Olympian and eight-time NCAA champion who won a silver medal in the 50-meter free for Croatia in 2004
  • Ramon Jimenez-Gaona (men's track & field, 1990-93) – three-time Olympian and school-record holder in the discus (210-11) who was a three-time NCAA runner-up in the event
  • Geoff McArthur (football, 2000-04) – set five school receiving records and two Big Game marks and earned All-America honors as a junior in 2003
  • Valerie McClain (men's and women's rowing, 1978-82) – two-time Olympian and a pioneering coxswain who earned letters for both the men's and women's rowing programs
  • Teri McKeever (women's swimming & diving head coach, 1992-present) – the 2012 U.S. Olympic head coach has guided Cal to four NCAA team championships and 10 consecutive top-3 national finishes
  • Alysia Montaño (women's track & field, 2004-08) – 2012 Olympian in the 800 meters won NCAA indoor and outdoor titles in the event and is a seven-time USA champion
  • Leon Powe (men's basketball, 2004-06) – the 2004 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year was a two-time first-team all-conference pick and a second-team All-American in 2006
  • Kristina Thorson (softball, 2003-06) – the first Golden Bear softball player named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year and a three-time second-team All-American
  • Elsie Windes (women's water polo, 2004-07) – three-time All-American helped the United States to two Olympic medals, including gold in 2012
  • Joe Starkey (voice of Cal football, 1975-present) – the longtime radio voice of Cal football who enters his 44th year behind the microphone this fall

Formal induction ceremonies are scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26, at the annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Greek Orthodox Church Conference Center in Oakland. Information on tickets to the banquet will be announced at a later date. The new inductees will also be honored on the field during Cal's Oct. 27 football game vs. Washington at California Memorial Stadium.
 
With the addition of the new members, the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame now features 307 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.

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10 Golden Bears Elected to Cal Hall of Fame

muddlehead1
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CAL6371
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Great to see MacArthur there - so well-deserved. One of my favorite all-time receivers - not fast or big but a huge producer.. If you judged him by his 40 time etc, you would be shocked to seen his production on the field.
Congratulations to him and to Leon Powe.
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CAL6371 said:

Great to see MacArthur there - so well-deserved. One of my favorite all-time receivers - not fast or big but a huge producer.. If you judged him by his 40 time etc, you would be shocked to seen his production on the field.
Congratulations to him and to Leon Powe.
Agree 100%. I'll never forget Geoff's performance in the 2003 Big Game...he really saved our a** that day.
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