July 1, 2010
LODI, Calif.--Three Stanford alums are being inducted into the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Hall of Fame. The group of honorees includes two-sport athlete and current head baseball coach Mark Marquess, Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, and wrestler David Lee. The trio is one of 25 initial members to the class.
Marquess went to Stagg High School, where he starred in both football and baseball. He quarterbacked the only undefeated in team in Stagg history and won the 1962 Cal-Hi Sports sophomore state football player of the year.
Marquess attended Stanford from 1966-69. He starred on the Cardinal football team and was also an All-American baseball player in both 1967 and 1968. He played in the Pan American Games in 1967 and served as the head coach for Team USA three times. He won Gold with Team USA at the 1988 Olympics. In 1977, he became the head coach for the Cardinal, a job he has to this day. He won back-to-back national titles in 1987 and 1988 as well as 12 Pac-10 titles. He has over 1300 wins and just one losing season in 34 years.
Sanders attended Oakmont High School, where she won eight Section individual championships. She achieved success in many different events and was the Cal-Hi Sports state female swimmer of the year.
Sanders won three gold medals at the 1990 Goodwill Games, before beginning her swimming career at Stanford. From 1990-92, Sanders won six individual NCAA titles and four relay championships. She was awarded NCAA Swimmer of the Year awards two years in a row and led Stanford to a national championship in 1992. Sanders won gold medals in the 200-meter butterfly and the 400-meter medley relay, as well as a silver and bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. She is a member of both the International and the Stanford swimming Hall of Fames.
Lee went to Bella Vista High School, where he won three state championships (1982-82), becoming the first California wrestler to do so. Lee finished with a 170-9 high school record, including a perfect 50-0 senior campaign. He received many All-American honors.
In his two years at Stanford, Lee won his 167-lb division at the Pac-10 championships. He also set the freshman record for wins with 37, which was also briefly the single season record as well. Lee also became a two-time Big 10 champion at Wisconsin and won the NCAA championship in 1989. Lee went on to wrestle for both the junior and senior national teams. He was also honored by being inducted into the California Wrestling Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame ceremony will happen in October in Arco Arena with the date to be determined. For more information visit www.cifsjs.org or call (209) 334-5900.