July 10, 2001
Thirteen former Stanford athletes comprise the Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2001, Athletic Director Ted Leland announced today.
The thirteen inductees include former women's tennis coach Frank Brennan, former football stars Gordy Ceresino, Brad Muster and Dave Wyman, women's basketball great Sonja Henning, baseball star Mike Aldrete, volleyball standout Bev Oden, track & field Olympian Carol Cady, Olympian swimmers Summer Sanders and Jeff Kostoff, tennis great Linda Gates, diver Eileen Richetelli and men's basketball star Howard Wright.
"We are very proud of the accomplishments of the Hall of Fame class of 2001," said Stanford Athletic Director Ted Leland. "This diverse group of former student-athletes is a great representation of the history of Stanford Athletics. Their achievements made them natural choices for induction into the Stanford Hall of Fame," he said.
Stanford will honor the thirteen inductees at a Hall of Fame Dinner on the Stanford campus on Friday, September 21, 2001 at 6:00 p.m. They will also be honored during halftime of the Stanford-Arizona State football game on September 22. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
The thirteen inductees for 2001 are listed below:
Mike Aldrete - Baseball (1980-83)
A 1983 Third All-America and First-Team All-Pac-10... Four-year letterwinner... Hit .381 with 13 homers and 61 RBI in `83... Finished his career as the school record holder in doubles with 45 and was second all-time in career batting average (.356) and RBI (175)... In 1982, he hit .354 with a team-leading 65 RBI... He helped the Cardinal to two College World Series appearances and three trips to the NCAA Regionals... Career stats: .356 (#2 all-time), 21 HR (#7), 175 RBI (#2), 255 hits (#4), 216 games (#4).
Frank Brennan - Women's Tennis Head Coach (1980-2000)
Coached Stanford to 10 NCAA Championships, including six in the 1980's... Had a career record of 510-50 (.911) in his 21 seasons, including four undefeated campaigns... Named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Coach of the Decade for both the 1980's and 1990's, and NCAA Coach of the Decade for the 1990's... Coached nine NCAA Singles Champions, three NCAA Doubles Champions and one AIAW Doubles Champion... Coached 40 different players to a total of 94 All-American honors, and 22 players to 45 Pacific-10 Conference honors... Won 13 straight Pacific-10 Conference Southern Division Championships (1988-2000)... Four-time National Coach of the Year and 10-time Conference Coach of the Year.
Carol Cady - Track & Field (1981-84)
Member of the 1984 Olympic team in the shot put (7th), and in 1988 in the discus (11th)... The 1983 NCAA champion in the shot put, and the 1984 NCAA champion in the discus... Five-time All-American in the discus (1982, 1983, 1984) and the shot put (1983, 1984)... Helped lead the Cardinal to third place at the NCAA's in 1984, and a fifth place finish in 1982... Current Stanford record holder in the shot put (57-1, 1984).
Gordy Ceresino - Football (1975-78)
Two-time First-Team All-Pacific-8 (`77-78)... Defensive MVP, 1977 Sun Bowl... Defensive MVP, 1978 Bluebonnet Bowl... Had game-high 22 tackles in 24-14 win over LSU in Sun Bowl... Had game-high 20 tackles in 25-22 win over Georgia in Bluebonnet Bowl... Led Stanford in tackles in 1976, `77, `78... Four-year letter-winner and three-year starting linebacker.
Linda Gates - Women's Tennis (1982-85)
NCAA Singles Champion in 1985... NCAA Doubles Champion in 1984 (w/Elise Burgin) and 1985 (w/Anne Eldredge)... One of just four players in Stanford women's tennis history to win national titles in both singles and doubles (Jane Albert, Kathy Jordan and Alycia Moulton are the others)... Four-time All-American... Led Stanford to two national collegiate team championships, and a cumulative record of 92-8 (.920).
Sonja Henning - Women's Basketball (1988-91)
1990-91 Kodak First Team All-American... 1987-88 Collegiate Freshman Player of the Year... Three-time First Team All-Pac-10 (1989-91) and two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection (1990-91)... Stanford's all-time assist leader with 757, and also holds the top two single season totals (237 & 221) in school history... Stanford's all-time steal leader with 280... Also ranks 10th in school history in total points (1445) and 11th in rebounds (590)... Leading scorer in Stanford's NCAA Championship Game victory in 1989-90 with 21 points, and was named to the All-Final Four Team.
Jeff Kostoff - Men's Swimming (1984-87)
Five-time NCAA Champion (1650 free in `84, `86, `87, 400 IM in `85 and `87)... Helped the Cardinal to three NCAA titles and four Pac-10 Championships... Member of the 1984 and 1988 US Olympic teams... Scored 193 points in NCAA championship meets - No. 2 all-time at Stanford... Still holds school records in the 1000 and 1650 free, third all-time in the 500 free and 400 IM.
Brad Muster - Football (1984-87)
Kodak First-Team All-America in 1986... Two-time First-Team All-Pacific-10 running back (1985, `86)... 1986 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year... Offensive Player of the Game, 1986 Gator Bowl... First-Team Academic All-America in 1987... Finished his career as Stanford's No. 2 all-time leading rusher (2,940 yards) and receiver (194 receptions)... Set school record in 1985 with 78 receptions... Set Big Game record with 204 yards rushing in 1984... Rushed for 1,053 yards in 1986, becoming only the second rusher in school history to break the 1,000-yard plateau.
Bev Oden - Volleyball (1989-92)
U.S. National Team Member in 1992-96... Four-time All-America (1989-92)... NCAA Player of the Year in 1990... Honda Broderick Award volleyball winner in 1990... Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year in 1990... First-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference in 1989, `90, `91, `92... Pacific-10 Conference Female Athlete of the Year in 1990-91... Holds the school single-match record for most kills (41)... Ranks third in school history in kills (1,753) and second in total blocks (650).
Eileen Richetelli - Diving (1992-95)
The most decorated female diver in Stanford history... The first two female divers in Stanford history to win an NCAA championship... NCAA Diver of the Year in both 1992 and `93... Winner of five individual NCAA championships and six Pac-10 championships... NCAA champion in three-meter in 1992 and `93 and NCAA champion in platform diving in `92, `93 and `95... Her Stanford swim teams won four straight NCAA championships.
Summer Sanders - Women's Swimming (1991-92)
Won six NCAA individual titles in her two years at Stanford... NCAA champion in `91 and `92 in the 200 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM... Member of four NCAA Champion relay teams... NCAA Swimmer of the Year during both of her seasons at Stanford (1991, `92)... Two-time Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year in 1991 and `92... Helped lead the Cardinal to an NCAA title in 1991... Member of the 1992 US Olympic team: won two gold medals (200 fly, 400 medley relay), one silver (200 IM) and one bronze (400 IM)... Qualified for four events at the `92 Olympics, thus becomming the first woman to qualify for four events since 1976.
Howard Wright - Basketball (1985-89)
#2 all-time shot blocker (121), #2 career games started (121), #3 all-time scorer (1,599), #3 all-time in minutes (3,774), #5 career games, #5 all-time rebounder (860), #5 in career field goals (592), #5 career free throw attempts, #6 career free throws (415), #7 all-time in field goal percentage (.553)... Led the Cardinal in rebounding all four seasons... A two-time All Pac-10 performer... Played on one of Stanford's great teams, the 1998-89 squad which went 26-7, and played in the NCAA Tournament, the first time since 1942... Also played on the 1987-88 NIT team, the first time that Stanford had appeared in any post-season tournaments since 1942... Played in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks.
Dave Wyman - Football (1983-86)
Three-year starter at inside linebacker... The Sporting News First-Team All-America in 1986... First-Team All-Pacific-10 Conference in 1986... Led team in tackles in 1983, `84, `86... 169 tackles in 1986 is second best single season in Stanford history... Played 10 years in the NFL.