Nov. 4, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - The rich and proud tradition of Stanford Athletics will come alive on Friday night, November 14 as Stanford formally inducts seven new members into the university's Athletic Hall of Fame.
The list of new inductees includes Jackie Edwards, a five-time Olympian in the long jump; Kristin Folkl, an All-America performer in both basketball and volleyball; Barbara Jordan, a three-time tennis All-American who captured the 1979 Australian Open singles title; Craig Klass, a three-time water polo All-American who helped lead Stanford to a pair of national championships; Norm Manoogian, captain of the 1953 football team; Ed McCaffrey, one of Stanford's all-time leading receivers who went on to play on three Super Bowl championship teams; and David McCarty, who earned collegiate baseball's player of the year honors in 1991.
Each inductee will be honored at a private reception and dinner at the Schwab Residential Center on Friday, Nov. 14 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Edwards, an eight-time All-American from 1989-92, won NCAA indoor and outdoor long jump titles as a senior and helped the Cardinal to a second place finish at the 1992 NCAA Outdoor Championships. She still ranks as the school indoor and outdoor record holder in the long jump. A five-time Olympian, Edwards represented the United States in the long jump in the 1992, '96, 2000 and '04 Olympic Games before competing for the Bahamas last summer in Beijing.
Arguably the greatest women's athlete in Stanford history, Folkl earned first-team All-America honors in both volleyball and basketball during her collegiate career on The Farm. She joined the basketball team midway through the season of her freshman year in 1994-95 and earned a spot on the Pacific-10 Conference's All-Freshmen team. She did not play basketball as a sophomore in order to devote time to the U.S. Olympic women's volleyball team. After initially announcing she would not play basketball as a junior, Folkl rejoined an injury-riddled Cardinal team for the final 10 games of the 1996-97 season, helping Stanford to a NCAA Final Four appearance. As a senior in 1997-98, she earned a spot on the Kodak All-America team and was a finalist for Naismith Player of the Year honors after averaging 18.9 points and 9.2 rebounds a game.
Folkl is one of eight four-time All-Americans in Stanford volleyball history. She helped the Cardinal to four Pac-10 Conference championships and three NCAA titles during her illustrious volleyball career. A three-time All-Pac 10 selection, Folkl was named the conference's player of the year and won the Honda Award for volleyball as a senior in 1997. A three-year member of the United States National Team, Folkl is the only player in the program's history to be named to the NCAA Final Four team on four occasions.
A three-time All-American from 1976-78, Jordan won the 1978 AIAW College National Doubles Championship with her sister, Kathy, and helped the Cardinal to the 1979 AIAW national championship. She was also won the 1979 Australian Open Singles championship and the 1983 French Open Mixed Doubles title. A three-time water polo All-America selection from 1984-86, Klass helped Stanford to back-to-back NCAA championships in 1985 and '86 and a runner-up national finish in 1984. He scored 184 goals during his four-year career, including a single-season best 87 goals in 1986. Klass competed for the United States in the 1988 and '92 Olympic Games.
Manoogian was a standout two-way player on the Stanford teams of the early 1950's, earning All-Coast honors in 1951 and '53. As a sophomore, he helped pave the way for a running game that featured Olympic decathlon champion Bob Mathias. Stanford won the Pacific Coast Conference title in 1951, only to lose to Illinois in the Rose Bowl. Manoogian suffered a serious knee injury early in the 1952 season, but bounced back to earn All-Coast honors as a senior in 1953, serving as the team's captain. An upset victory of Rose Bowl-bound UCLA highlighted the Indians 6-3-1 campaign in '53.
McCaffrey finished his football career ranked fifth all-time in receptions (146) and third in receiving yards (2,333). He earned first-team All-America and All-Pac-10 Conference honors as a senior in 1990 after catching 61 passes for 917 yards and eight touchdowns. McCaffrey went on to enjoy a 13-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants and Denver Broncos, winning three Super Bowl rings with the 49ers and Broncos.
McCarty batted .420 with 24 home runs as a junior to earn national player of the year honors, in addition to Pac-10 Southern Division Player of the Year and first team All-Pac-10 accolades. His career batting average of .359 still ranks second on Stanford's all-time list. McCarty was selected by the Minnesota Twins with the third overall pick in the 1991 First Year Player Draft, earning him the distinction of being the highest drafted player in school history.