Aug. 14, 2002
Olympic gold medalists, NCAA champions and one of the greatest coaches in school history comprise Stanford University's Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2002, announced today by Athletic Director Ted Leland.
The 10-member class won a total of eight NCAA team titles and 31 individual NCAA titles during their careers on The Farm. The list includes: George Haines, who won one NCAA team championship at Stanford and served on the U.S. Olympic swimming coaching staff in seven consecutive Olympiads; Olympian and All-American water polo player James Bergeson; Ed Sprague, a member of two College World Series championship teams; 3,000-meter NCAA Champion Ceci Hopp, NCAA tennis singles champion Dan Goldie; four-time volleyball All-America Wendi Rush; NCAA gymnastics All-Around champion Jon Louis; three-time volleyball All-America Jon Root; All-American football player Roger Stillwell; women's basketball great Katy Steding, a member of gold medal winning U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1996.
"We are very proud of the accomplishments of the Hall of Fame class of 2002," 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.
The Class of 2002 will be formally inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday, November 8, 2002. They will also be honored during halftime of the Stanford-USC football game on November 9.
The 10 inductees for the Class of 2002 are listed below:
James Bergeson - Water Polo (1979-82)
A four-time All-American from 1979-82... Helped lead Stanford to two NCAA championships, a second place and a third place in his four seasons... A member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team... Stanford's all-time leading scorer with 235 goals.
Dan Goldie - Men's Tennis (1983-86)
The NCAA Singles Champion in 1986... A three-time All-American (1984-86)... Led Stanford to two NCAA Team Championships (1983 & 1986), and one second place finish (1984)... A two-time Pacific-10 Conference Southern Division Player of the Year (1985 & 1986)... Recorded one of the best dual single season records in school history by going 21-4 (.840) in 1983.
George Haines - Women's Swimming Coach (1982-88)
Owns 55-5 Dual Meet record in 7 years, with two undefeated seasons... Won six conference championships... His teams won one NCAA championship (1983), placed second three times and third three times... Under his leadership, Stanford also had 17 individual and 11 relay national champions... Served as a coach for seven consecutive US Olympic teams (1960-1984)... Head coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team.
Ceci Hopp - Track & Field (1981-86)
The 1982 NCAA champion in the 3,000 meters... Ranks second all-time at Stanford in the 3,000 meters (8:57.27)... Ranks fourth all-time at Stanford in the 1,400 meters (4:17.02)... The freshman school record holder in the 3,000 meters (8:57.27) in 1982... A two-time All-American in cross country (1981 & 1982).
Jon Louis - Men's Gymnastics (1983-86)
The 1986 NCAA All-Around champion... The 1986 Pacific-10 Conference All-Around champion... The 1986 Pacific-10 Conference Gymnast of the Year... Earned All-America honors in 1985 in the All-Around and on parallel bars and in 1984 on the rings... Member of 1985 U.S. National Team... Winner of NCAA Today's Top Six Award for excellence in academics, athletics and leadership.
Jon Root -Men's Volleyball (1983-86)
A three-time All-America (1984-86)... A three-time First-Team All-CIVA... Member of the 1988 United States Olympic Team.. Led Stanford to a No. 5 national ranking in 1985 and No. 7 in '86 - the first time the Cardinal finished among the nation's top 10.
Wendi Rush - Volleyball (1984-87)
A four-time All-America (1984-87)... Holds school record for career assists with 5,003... Member of the U.S. National Team in 1989-90... Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year in 1987... Pacific-10 Female Athlete of the Year in 1987-88... Member of the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team in 1985&87... Earned First-Team All-Conference honors three times (1985-87)... Holds Stanford's single-season record for assists (1,610).
Ed Sprague - Baseball (1986-88)
The starting third baseman and one of the team's top hitters on 1987 and 1988 NCAA Championship teams... Started 138 of 139 games in '87 and '88... Finished his career among the school's all-time best in home runs (2nd with 41) and RBI (4th with 178)... A career .330 hitter... Hit .330 with 16 HR and 69 RBI in '87; .339, 22 HR and 81 RBI in '88... A two-time First-Team All-Pac-10 ('87, '88)... A 1988 All-American... Member of the 1988 United States' gold medal winning Olympic Team... A first round draft pick by Toronto Blue Jays in the 1988 MLB Draft.
Katy Steding - Basketball (1987-90)
Member of the gold-medal winning 1996 United States Olympic Women's Basketball Team... Also competed in the Pan American Games, World University Games and World Championship Qualifying Tournament... During her four seasons at Stanford, the Cardinal went 101-23 (.815) with one NCAA Championship (1990), two Pac-10 titles (1989, 1990) and three NCAA Tournament appearances (1988, 1989, 1990)... Averaged 15.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and shot 46.4% from 3-point range for Stanford's '90 NCAA Championship Team... Named to the 1990 NCAA Tournament All-Final Four Team... Three-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection (1988-90)... Ranks sixth on Stanford's all-time scoring list with 1,586 career points.
Roger Stillwell - Football (1970-73)
Teamed with Pat Donovan on the defensive line in '73 to give Stanford one of the top duos in college football... Chosen by the Associated Press as a First-Team All-America in 1973 and a First-Team All-Pac-8 defensive end... Had 62 tackles in his senior campaign... Registered 66 tackles as a junior en route to being named First-Team All-West Coast by UPI... Selected by the Chicago Bears in the NFL Draft.