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Golden Nuggets: Introducing the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame's Class of 2014!

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Seven Golden Bears are recognized for their accomplishments and love for their alma mater.

Jamie Squire

This fall, the Cal Athletics Hall of Fame welcomes its 29th class who will be immortalized for their athletic achievements and their generosity to give back to the university. These Bears are:

  • Tom Beach (men's gymnastics) - 1976 Olympian led Cal to 1975 NCAA team title
  • Natalie Coughlin (women's swimming & diving) - three-time NCAA Swimmer of the Year and 11-time NCAA champion has won 12 Olympic medals
  • Anthony Ervin (men's swimming & diving) - 2000 Olympic gold medalist in 50-meter free returned to Olympic team in 2012
  • Sarah Huarte (women's golf) - captured the NCAA championship as a senior in 2004 with a then-record 10-under-par total
  • Grace Upshaw (women's track & field) - two-time Olympian in long jump is daughter of 2007 Cal Hall of Famer Monte Upshaw
  • Ray Willsey (football) - served as head coach from 1964-71 and led the "Bear Minimum" defense in 1968
  • Rick Cronk (Hall of Fame Service Award) - a longtime contributor to the success of Cal Aquatics

Congratulations to these Bears for being stellar representatives of our program!

Women's Tennis

Men's Tennis

Men's Golf

Men's Soccer

Women's Basketball