Sept. 20, 2012
STANFORD, Calif.- The rich and proud tradition of Stanford Athletics will be enhanced by the induction of eight new members to Stanford University's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Former women's tennis standout Meredith McGrath '93 is included among this year's class, joining Ellen Estes '02 (women's water polo), Ron George '92 (football), Larissa Fontaine '00 (women's gymnastics), Dan Hanan '90 (men's volleyball), Brad Hauser '00 (men's cross country, track and field), Misty Hyman '01 (women's swimming), Meredith McGrath `93 (women's tennis) and Jessica Mendoza '02 (softball).
All of the inductees will be honored at a private reception and dinner at McCaw Hall in the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on Friday, Nov. 9, beginning at 6 p.m. The class will also be introduced at halftime of Stanford's football game against Oregon State on Nov. 10.
In her only season on The Farm before pursuing a professional career, McGrath produced a memorable year that included several individual honors. A 1990 All-American, McGrath teamed with Teri Whitlinger to claim the 1990 NCAA doubles championship, finishing with a 14-0 record in duals. In addition to qualifying for the NCAA singles championship as the event's No. 1 seed, McGrath finished 20-1 in duals while playing primarily at the No. 2 position. Guiding Stanford to the 1990 NCAA team title under coach Frank Brennan, McGrath also led the Cardinal to a Pac-10 title and earned all-conference honors.
With the addition of these eight individuals, the Stanford Hall of Fame will number 389. 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.