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Hall of Fame Honors Near
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 10/03/2013

STANFORD, Calif. – Eight new members of the Stanford University Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted Friday night, adding to a long and distinguished list of individuals honored at the school known as the Home of Champions.

The inductees will be Lauren Fleshman ’03 (women’s track & field), Jeffrey Hammonds ’92 (baseball), Keith Jones ’84 (men’s basketball), Glyn Milburn ’92 (football), Anthony Mosse ’88 (men’s swimming), Olympia Scott ’98 (women’s basketball), Logan Tom ’03 (women’s volleyball) and Brenda Villa ’03 (women’s water polo).

All of the inductees will be honored at a private reception at the Bing Concert Hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. The class will also be introduced at halftime of Stanford's football game against Washington on Oct. 5. Kickoff for that game is 7:30 p.m.

Here is additional information on the Stanford Hall of Fame class of 2013:

Lauren Fleshman ’03, track & field:  A 15-time All-American and five-time NCAA champion, Fleshman won NCAA outdoor national titles in the 5,000 meters from 2001-03, and captured NCAA indoor titles in the 3,000 (2002) and the distance medley relay (2000).  In cross country, Fleshman won the 2001 Pac-10 individual title and three times finished among the top five at the NCAA Championships.

Fleshman was the U.S. 5000 meter champion in 2006 and 2010, and competed at the IAAF World Championships in 2003, 2005, and 2011. Her seventh place in the 2011 world 5,000 final equaled the highest finish by an American woman in that event.

Jeffrey Hammonds ’92, baseball: The Baseball America National Freshman of the Year in 1990, Hammonds made his mark on The Farm when he set four single-season school records (hits, runs, stolen bases, 37-game hit streak), with the latter three still standing today. Hammonds also led the Cardinal with a .355 batting average. A two-time All-American and All-Pac-10 selection (1990, 1992), Hammonds was also an All-College World Series choice in 1990.

The fourth overall selection in the 1992 Major League baseball draft (Baltimore), Hammonds went on to become a member of the fourth-place USA Baseball team at the 1992 Olympics; he retired after a 13-year career in big-league career highlighted by an All-Star Game appearance while a member of the Colorado Rockies in 2000.

Keith Jones ’84, men’s basketball: A two-time AP honorable mention All-American (1983-84), Jones averaged 16.3 points per game while shooting 51.9 percent from his guard position over four seasons from 1981-84. A two-time All-Pac-10 first team selection (1983, 1984), Jones led the conference in scoring with 20.0 ppg as a senior after pouring in a team-high 19.8 ppg the previous season.

Jones is well represented in the school record book, ranking 11th in points (1,516), eighth in scoring average (16.3), seventh in field goals (559), eighth in free throws (398) and seventh in steals (128). Jones, who scored a career-high 36 points against Arizona during his junior season, was selected in the sixth round of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

Glyn Milburn ’92, football: A 1992 Associated Press first team All-America selection, Milburn finished his career as the Pac-10’s third-leading all-purpose yard gainer at 6,076 yards. He had a school record 2,234 all-purpose yards in 1992 and he garnered a pair of All-Pac-10 honors. His high water mark that year was a single game record 379 all-purpose yards against Cal. Despite playing three seasons after transferring into Stanford, Milburn led the Cardinal as the third-leading rusher and sixth-leading pass catcher of his day.

Anthony Mosse ’88, men’s swimming: A 10-time All American and the 1988 NCAA champion in the 200 yard butterfly, Mosse led the Cardinal to national titles in 1985, 1986 and 1987. Mosse was a two-time Pac-10 200 fly champion while also capturing gold in the 1988 edition of the 400 medley relay at the conference meet.

Mosse competed at two Summer Olympic Games, gaining a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He was one of four Olympians on Stanford's 1988 squad. Mosse also won a silver medal at the 1986 World Championships and rounded out his career by winning the 200 fly at the 1990 Commonwealth Games defending the title he won in 1986.

Olympia Scott ’98, women’s basketball: Scott, one of the key figures during Stanford’s three Final Four runs in the mid-90s, finished her Cardinal career ranked among the top 10 of numerous statistical categories. Upon graduation Scott ranked second in field-goal percentage (53.4), fifth in rebounds (753) and seventh in points scored (1,524). Those numbers remain high on the Cardinal all-time lists today, with her field-goal percentage seventh, rebounding total 11th and scoring total 13th. A two-time All-Pac-10 selection, Scott was named to the 1997 NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team en route to being named All-America honorable mention from the Associated Press.

Scott went on to participate in the 1997 World University Games, winning a gold medal with Team USA in Sicily, and in 1998 was selected to represent Stanford at the inaugural WBCA All-Star Game. 

Logan Tom 03, women’s volleyball: One of the best volleyball players to don a Stanford uniform, Tom was a four-time first team All-America selection and a two-time American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Year. She also was a two-time Honda Award winner in volleyball and two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year.

Now third all-time with 1,939 career kills in program history, Tom led Stanford to the 2001 NCAA championship with Most Outstanding Player honors after defeating top-ranked and previously undefeated Long Beach State behind 25 kills, 12 digs and five blocks after recording 22 kills and five blocks against Nebraska in the semifinals.

A four-time Olympian, Tom became the youngest woman ever to be selected to the U.S. Olympic team when she made the 2000 Games in Sydney as a 19 year old. She earned silver medals in 2008 in Beijing and in 2012 in London while being named the tournament’s Best Hitter at the Beijing Games.

Brenda Villa ’03, women’s water polo: A member of the Cardinal from 2001-03, Villa scored 172 goals and was three-time first-team All-America selection and the 2001 National Player of the Year. An integral part of Stanford's 2002 national champion team, Villa was named the Peter J. Cutino Award winner as the nation's top collegiate women's water polo player.

A four-time Olympian, Villa earned gold at the 2012 London Olympics, silver at the 2008 Beijing and 2000 Syndey Games while winning bronze in the 2004 Athens Games. A member of the U.S. Senior National Team from 1996-2012, Villa also boasts gold medals in 2005 and 2007 at the FINA World Championships and in 2003 and 2007 at the Pan-Am Games. 

With the addition of these eight individuals, the Stanford Hall of Fame will number 397. The Hall of Fame was the brainchild of the late Walt Gamage, the longtime sports editor of the Palo Alto Times, and the first class was inducted in 1954.

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