April 6, 2000
STANFORD, Calif. - The 13-member Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2000 was announced today by Athletic Director Ted Leland.
The members of the class of 2000 are Terry Albritton (track and field), Julie Foudy (women's soccer), John Gansel (men's water polo), Adam Keefe (men's basketball), Kristin Klein Keefe (women's volleyball), Gordon King (football), Tim Mayotte (men's tennis), Jack McDowell (baseball), Sam Morley (football), Susan Rapp (women's swimming), Ken Rose (football), Val Whiting (women's basketball) and Mickey Wright (women's golf). Along with a Cy Young Award winner (McDowell), Women's World Cup standout (Foudy) and LPGA Hall of Famer (Wright), the class includes one married couple (Adam Keefe/Kristin Klein Keefe), a three-time Olympian (Rapp) and a former world record holder (Albritton).
"The achievements of these 13 athletes made them natural choices for the Stanford Hall of Fame," Leland said. "This diverse group is a great example of what Stanford Athletics is all about. Not only did this group succeed here at Stanford, but they all left their marks in their respective professional avenues as well."
The 13 inductees will be honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Friday, October 27th, and at halftime of the Stanford-Washington football game on October 28 at Stanford Stadium.
Here is a closer look at the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2000:
Terry Albritton, Track and Field Member of the Stanford track and field team in 1973 and 1976 (left school to train for the Olympics from 1974-76) ... Set the world record in the shot put (71-8 1/2") at an all-comers meet in Honolulu in 1976 ... Finished second in the shot put at the 1973 Pac-8 Championships, but then left Stanford to train for the 1976 Summer Olympics ... Returned to Stanford after a three-year hiatus, and won the 1977 NCAA shot put title.
Julie Foudy, Women's Soccer One of the best collegiate women's soccer players ever ... Played at Stanford from 1989-92 ... Three-time First Team All-America and Soccer America National Player of the Year in 1991 ... Co-captain of the gold medal winning 1999 United States Women's World Cup team, and also a member of gold-medal winning 1991 World Cup and 1996 Summer Olympic squads ... Ranks second in Stanford history in goals, assists and points ... Member of United States National Team since 1987.
John Gansel, Men's Water Polo Four-time All-America goalkeeper lettered at Stanford from 1977-80 ... Led the Cardinal to national titles in 1978 and 1980, and third-place finishes in 1977 and 1979 ... Led Stanford to an impressive 97-11-3 (.887) record during his four seasons ... Was a member of the United States National Team, and led the U.S. to its first-ever international championship at the 1978 World University Games in Mexico City.
Adam Keefe, Men's Basketball Lettered from 1989-92, and still ranks first on the all-time school list in career rebounds (1,119) and second in career points (2,319) ... Named to five All-America teams in 1992, and was also a three-time All-Pac-10 selection ... Led Stanford to the 1991 NIT title, and was also named tournament MVP ... Joined Lew Alcindor, Patrick Ewing and David Robinson as the only players in NCAA history to record 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and shoot 60 percent from the field ... Eight-year NBA veteran is currently a member of the Utah Jazz.
Kristin Klein Keefe, Women's Volleyball The 1991 Women's Volleyball National Player of the Year lettered on The Farm from 1988-91 ... Four-time All-America and 1991 Pac-10 Player of the Year still holds Stanford career records for most kills (1,909) and digs (1,456) ... Also holds the Pac-10 career record for kills ... Member of the United States National Team from 1992-96, and played on the U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team in 1996 in Atlanta ... Also earned a silver medal at the 1995 Pan American Games.
Gordon King, Football Lettered at Stanford from 1975-77 ... Overpowering offensive lineman starred on Stanford's 1977 Sun Bowl championship team ... First Team All-America and All-Pac-10 pick in 1977 ... Was the 10th selection in the first round of the 1978 NFL Draft by the New York Giants, and went on to play professionally for 10 years.
Tim Mayotte, Men's Tennis Competed at Stanford from 1979-81 before leaving The Farm a year early to embark on a professional career .... Won the NCAA Singles Championship in 1981 ... Two-time All-America also led Stanford to back-to-back national titles in 1980 and '81 ... As a Stanford junior, upset Jimmy Connors in the quarterfinals of the 1980 TransAmerica Open pro tournament ... As a professional, was ranked as high as No. 7 in the world in singles (1988).
Jack McDowell, Baseball The 1993 American League Cy Young Award winner lettered at Stanford from 1985-87 ... Went 35-13 on The Farm, and still ranks second on the all-time school list in career wins and strikeouts (337) ... Was the winning pitcher in the 1987 College World Series Championship Game vs. Oklahoma State ... Just three months after pitching Stanford to the national title, made his major league debut with the Chicago White Sox ... In 12 years in the majors, went 127-87 and won 20 or more games twice, including 22 in his Cy Young award winning season with the White Sox.
Sam Morley, Football Lettered at Stanford from 1951-53 ... Named Associated Press First Team All-America in 1953 after catching 45 passes for 594 yards and six touchdowns from fellow All-America Bobby Garrett ... The two-time all-conference selection had 40 catches for 523 yards and six touchdowns as a junior in 1952 ... Finished his collegiate career with an even 100 receptions ... Also lettered in basketball in 1953.
Susan Rapp, Women's Swimming Olympic silver medalist lettered at Stanford in 1984 and from 1986-88 (redshirted in 1985) ... Three-time United States Summer Olympian ... Member of the 1980 team that boycotted the Summer Games in Moscow, won a silver medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 1984 games in Los Angeles and also competed at the 1988 games in Seoul ...Silver medalist at the 1983 Pan American Games ... Won four NCAA titles (three individual, one relay) ... Also a six-time Pac-10 champion.
Ken Rose, Football Lettered at Stanford from 1948-49 under head coach Marchmont Schwartz ... Was named a First Team All-America end in 1949 by the Newspaper Enterprise Association ... His 11-yard reception accounted for Stanford's only touchdown in the 1948 Big Game.
Val Whiting, Women's Basketball Lettered at Stanford from 1990-93, and led the Cardinal to two NCAA titles, three Final Four appearances and four Pac-10 championships ... First Team All-America and finalist for the Naismith Award in both 1992 and 1993 ... Stanford's all-time leading rebounder (1,134) and shot blocker (201) ... During Whiting's four years, Stanford was 114-16 (.877) overall, 62-1 (.984) at home and 14-2 (.875) in the NCAA Tournament ... Went on to play professionally in both the ABL and WNBA.
Mickey Wright, Women's Golf One of the greatest women's golfers of all time, and perhaps the best player in LPGA history ... Won an amazing 82 tournaments in her 26-year pro career ... Also won 13 major titles, including four U.S. Women's Opens in a seven-year span (1958, '59, '61, '64) ... Won at least one tour event for 14 straight years from 1956-69, and won a record 13 tournaments in 1963 ... The two-time Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year (1963, '64) was inducted into the LPGA Hall of Fame in 1964 and the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1976.