Nov. 2, 2006
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Stanford, Calif. - The Class of 2006 will be formally inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame during a dinner and ceremony on the Stanford campus on Friday, November 3. On Saturday, the group will be recognized during a pregame tailgate and then at a special halftime ceremony to take place on the field at halftime of Stanford's game against USC at Stanford Stadium. The kickoff for the Stanford-USC contest is scheduled for 4:00 pm, PT.
Former Director of Athletics Ted Leland, who led Stanford to 11 straight Directors' Cups and 51 national titles during his tenure, joins eight of the most esteemed athletes in Stanford history in the Hall of Fame's Class of 2006. The nine-person class also includes eight student-athletes who carried Stanford to nine NCAA team championships and 24 total NCAA titles. The group also includes five All-Americans, two Olympians and three NFL football players.
In addition to Leland, the inductees include: Mike Dotterer, who remains the only athlete in Stanford history to earn four letters in both baseball and football; football players Brian Holloway and Garin Veris; four-time NCAA champion and current Cardinal head women's swimming coach Lea (Loveless) Maurer; swimmer Sean Murphy, a 1988 Olympian and four-time Pac-10 champion; men's tennis player Jared Palmer, the 1991 NCAA singles champion; two-time National Player of the Year Cary (Wendell) Wallin of women's volleyball; and Alison (Wiley) Rochon, a seven-time All-American in women's track and field and cross country.
More information on the Class of 2006 inductees is listed below:
Mike Dotterer - Baseball, Football (1979-83)
Remains the only athlete in Stanford history to earn four letters in both baseball and football ... Running back in football and outfielder in baseball ... Career .340 hitter, including .386 in 1981 ... Helped Stanford to three appearances in the NCAA Regionals and two trips to the College World Series ... Two-time All-American in baseball ... Second Team Academic All-American in football in 1981 ... Drafted by the New York Yankees in baseball and the Oakland Raiders in the NFL.
Brian Holloway - Football (1977-80)
First Team All-Pac-10 offensive tackle in 1980 ... Three-year letterwinner ... Member of the 1977 Sun Bowl championship team and the 1978 Bluebonnet Bowl winners ... One of only 18 players in Stanford history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft (19th selection overall by the New England Patriots in 1981) ... Played in the NFL for eight seasons (1981-88) with the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Raiders.
Ted Leland - Athletic Director (1991-2005)
Oversaw the 34-sport Cardinal intercollegiate athletic program for more than 14 years ... Led Stanford to 11 straight Directors' Cups, emblematic of the top athletic program in the nation ... Saw Stanford take home 51 national championships and 175 conference titles during his tenure ... Led the Cardinal program to an NCAA record six national titles in 1996-97 ... Raised over $270 million in private donations and saw endowments grow from $52 million to $374.9 million ... Completed or funded approximately $185 million in new or renovated athletic facilities.
Lea (Loveless) Maurer - Women's Swimming (1991-94)
Helped lead Stanford to three consecutive NCAA titles (1992-94) ... Four-time NCAA champion (100 back, 1992-94; 200 back, 1993) ... Member of six NCAA championship relay teams ... Named All-American 19 times ... Member of the 1992 US Olympic team: won one gold and one bronze medal ... Set American records in the 100 yard back and 100 meter back ... Led the Cardinal to a fifth place finish at the 2006 NCAA Championships in her first season as head women's swimming coach.
Sean Murphy - Men's Swimming (1985-88)
Member of the 1988 Canadian Olympic team ... Three-time NCAA champion in the 200 back (1985, `86, `88) ... Member of three NCAA title winning teams (1985-87) ... Member of the 1986 NCAA championship 400 medley relay team ... Won four Pac-10 titles: one in the 100 back and three in the 200 back ... Scored 129 points in NCAA Championship meets, the 19th highest total of any Stanford men's swimmer.
Jared Palmer - Men's Tennis (1990-91)
NCAA men's singles champion in 1991 ... Two-time NCAA All-American ... Helped lead Stanford to 1990 NCAA team championship ... Two-time First Team All-Pac-10 ... Finished with one of the top career dual records in school history (42-11, .792) ... Captured professional championships in doubles at the Australian Open (1995), Australian Open mixed (2000), US Open mixed (2000) and Wimbledon (2001) ... One of seven Stanford men's players to be a U.S. Olympian ... Reached the world No. 1 doubles ranking in 2000 and 2002... A five-time member of the US Davis Cup team (1994, '95, '00, '01, '02).
Alison (Wiley) Rochon - Women's Track and Field/Cross Country (1982-85)
1983 NCAA champion in the 3,000 meters ... Placed second in the World Cross Championships in 1983 in Gateshead, England - the highest finish of any Canadian/U.S. female distance runner ... Finished second in the 5,000 meters and eighth in the 3,000 meters at the 1984 NCAA's ... Seven-time All-American: four times in track and three times in cross country ... Her time of 15:41.00 in the 5,000 meters is third best all-time at Stanford... Helped lead Stanford cross country teams to three second place finishes (1982, '83, `84) at the NCAA's ... Finished seventh at the 1984 NCAA Cross Country Championships ... Placed ninth at the NCAA Cross Country Championships as a freshman ... Placed second at the World Cross Country Championships in 1983.
Garin Veris - Football (1981-84)
First Team All-Pac-10 defensive end in 1984 ... Led Stanford in quarterback sacks for four straight seasons and in tackles-for-loss for three straight years ... Selected in the second round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots ... Played nine seasons in the NFL with the New England Patriots and the San Francisco 49ers, including an appearance in Superbowl XX with the Patriots in 1986.
Cary (Wendell) Wallin - Women's Volleyball (1992-95)
Two-time National Player of the Year (1994, `95) ... Three-time All-American ... Ranks second in school history in career digs with 1,319 ... Four-time Pac-10 All-Conference selection (1992-95) ... Member of two NCAA championship teams (1992, `94) ... Member of the US National Team from 1994-98 ... Pac-10 All-Academic selection (1993, `95) ... Tabbed twice to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team (1992, `94).