Hall of Fame Class of 2022 – Stanford University Athletics

Stanford, California – Stanford Athletics will continue its Title IX 50th anniversary celebration this fall, highlighted by the induction of the first all-female Hall of Fame class in school history.

Featuring some of the most recognizable names in women’s athletics across the collegiate and professional ranks, the 10-member Class of 2022 is comprised of record breakers, program icons and innovative pioneers who all embody the spirit of Title IX and At the same time, they contribute uniquely to Stanford. in women’s sports

Former student-athletes include: Lisa Bernhagen Ramos (Women’s Track & Field), Elaine Braden Penrose (Women’s Swimming & Diving), Margie Dingledin (Women’s Water Polo), Ashley Hansen (Softball), Carly Janiga Reardon (Women’s Gymnastics), Ongokum (Women’s Basketball), Kristen Press (Women’s Soccer) and Sally Voss Krueger (Women’s Golf).

Tara Vanderveer (Women’s Basketball) will be inducted for her storied coaching career entering her 37th season in 2022-23, while Linda R. Meyer, a longtime volunteer, will receive special recognition for her service to the department.

The class will be inducted at a ceremony Friday evening, Sept. 9, in Bing Hall, and will be publicly introduced on Saturday, Sept. 10, during the Stanford vs. USC football game.

In addition to producing a combined four NCAA team championships and six NCAA individual titles, several participants have won Olympic medals or been honored as their sport’s National Player of the Year. All eight former student-athletes were named All-Americans in multiple seasons.

Student-athletes are eligible for admission 10 years after their last season of competition (included below).

The Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame was created by longtime Palo Alto Times sports editor Walt Gammage. Gammage, who had previously worked at many neighborhood newspapers in the Chicago area, moved to Palo Alto in 1944 and quickly became interested in Stanford sports. As early as 1954, Gammage organized the Hall of Fame. The first class of inductees, including 34 of the biggest names in Stanford sports history, was announced in a full-page edition of the Palo Alto Times on December 21, 1954.


Lisa Brenhac Ramos • Women’s Track and Field • 1986-89

  • Helped the Cardinal to sixth-place finishes at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (1986) and NCAA Indoor Championships (1987), while also finishing as runner-up at the 1985 WCAA Championships.
  • 1987 NCAA indoor high jump champion, the only Cardinal woman to win an NCAA title in that event.
  • Finished in the top four at the NCAA Championships four times, including one win and two runner-up finishes (1988 outdoor, 1989 indoor)
  • Set the collegiate high jump record (indoor and outdoor) of 6-5 ½ (1.97 m) on February 2, 1987 in Flagstaff, Arizona, the third-highest jump in collegiate indoor history.
  • No Cardinals athlete has come within four inches of the indoor school record (6-5 ½) or two inches of the outdoor school record (6-2) since they were founded in 1987.
  • Six-time All-American in the high jump (indoor from 1987-1989, outdoor from 1986-1988)

Elaine Breden

Elaine Briden Penrose • Women’s Swimming and Diving • 2007-10

  • Led Cardinal to four NCAA appearances (2007-10), NCAA runner-up (2010) and one Pac-10 title (2010)
  • Four-time NCAA champion (100 butterfly in 2010, 200 butterfly in 2007, 2009-10)
  • A 24-time All-American, ninth in school history and four shy of the record
  • 7-time Pac-10 champion (100 butterfly in 2009-10, 200 butterfly in 2007-09, 200-meter medley in 2007, 400-meter medley in 2010)
  • Two-time CoSIDA Collegiate All-American First Team (2009-10), NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient (2010)
  • Olympic medalist (2008 silver in 4x100m medley relay with Team USA)

Margie Dingledin

Margie Dingeldein • Women’s Water Polo • 1999-2002

  • Led Cardinal to first NCAA Championship (2002) in school history
  • Led Cardinal to first two MPSF titles (2000-01), marking program’s only back-to-back conference crowns.
  • A four-time All-American, one of only 14 players in school history to be recognized in all four seasons.
  • 7th in school history in career goals (187)
  • Four-time Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Academic All-American (1999-2002) and three-time MPSF Academic All-American (2000-02)
  • Olympic medalist (bronze 2004 with the American team)

Ashley Hansen

Ashley Hansen • Softball • 2009-12

  • Member of two NCAA Super Regional teams (2009, 2011) while leading Cardinal to four NCAA appearances (2009-12).
  • USA Softball Player of the Year (2011), the only Player of the Year selection in program history
  • Two-time National Fast Coaches Association (NFCA) All-American (2009, 2011)
  • Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (2012), Pac-10 Player of the Year (2011), Pac-10 Rookie of the Year (2009)
  • Ranks second in school history in career triples (18), third in career batting average (.402), career hits (301) and career runs scored (192), and fourth in career RBI (179).
  • Cardinal single-season record holder in batting average (.495 in 2011), hits (95 in 2011) and triples (8 in 2012)

Carly Janiga

Carly Janiga Reardon • Women’s Gymnastics • 2007-10

  • Led Cardinal to three NCAA Super Six appearances (2007-08, 2010), including third-place finish nationally in 2008
  • 2010 NCAA champion on uneven bars, one of three gymnasts in school history to claim an individual national championship.
  • Nine-time All-American, including first-team honors on uneven bars, balance beam and all-around as a senior
  • Five-time Pac-10 Champion and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (2007), also helped lead Cardinals to Pac-10 title (2008).
  • Member of the Pac-12 Women’s Gymnastics All-Century Team, one of 16 conference gymnasts to be honored over four decades
  • Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2010) and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Recipient (2010)

Linda Meyer

Linda R. Mayer • Special identification (service)

  • In 1978, the Cardinal Club established a scholarship program for women’s athletics.
  • Built a strong community of Cardinal Club supporters and held a teleconference event in 1984 that raised $1 million in one night.
  • First woman to chair Stanford’s athletics board and the only person to hold the title for two separate terms.
  • Partnered with Cal for the 100th Big Game Auction in 1997, which raised more than $1 million for each school.
  • In 2001, he was honored as the 21st recipient of the “Extraordinary Citizen Degree,” a degree awarded only when the university president deems it appropriate to honor individuals with rare and extraordinary service to Stanford.

Neka Ogomik

Nneka Ogwumike • Women’s Basketball • 2009-12

  • Cardinals to four NCAA Finals appearances (2009-12), including runner-up national championship in 2010
  • Three-time All-American, earning accolades from the Associated Press (AP) and the WBCA (Women’s Basketball Coaches Association)
  • Led Cardinal to four straight conference titles (2009-12), named Pac-10 Player of the Year (2010) and Pac-12 Player of the Year (2012).
  • Ranks second in school history in career free throws made (555), third in career points (2,491) and career field goal percentage (.583), and fourth in career rebounds (1,226).
  • She was selected in the first round (No. 1 overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks and played 11 seasons for the franchise.
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year (2012), WNBA Most Valuable Player (2016), WNBA Champion (2016) and seven-time WNBA All-Star (2013-15, 2017-19, 2022)

Christian Press

Kristen Press • Women’s Soccer • 2007-10

  • Led Cardinal to four NCAA appearances (2007-10), including national runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010.
  • MAC Hermann Award recipient (2010), All-American Football Player of the Year (2010), Drover Football Player of the Year (2010) and three-time All-American (2008-10)
  • Pac-10 Player of the Year (2010) and Pac-10 Freshman of the Year (2007) while leading Cardinal to a pair of Pac-10 titles (2009-10).
  • School record holder in career points (183), goals (71) and shots (500) while ranking second in career assists (41).
  • First Team CoSIDA Academic All-America (2010) and Pac-10 Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2010)
  • Two-time World Cup champion (2015 and 2019 with the American team) with a total of 155 games and 64 goals as a member of the national team.
  • Selected in the first round (#4 overall) of the 2011 WPS Draft by the Washington Freedom, was named WPS Rookie of the Year (2011) and currently plays for Angel City FC of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
  • Olympic medalist (bronze 2020 with the American team)

Tara Vanderveer

Tara VanDerveer • Setsuko Ishiyama Women’s Basketball Director (1985-present)

  • Entering his 37th season, he posted an overall record of 208-1005 (.829) since entering the farm in 1985-86.
  • On December 15, 2021, became the winningest coach in women’s college basketball history, winning the National Coach of the Year five times (1988–90, 2011, 2021) and the Conference Coach of the Year 17 times.
  • Led Cardinal to three NCAA championships (1990, 1992, 2021), one of only four coaches in the history of the sport to win at least three titles.
  • Additional team accomplishments during his tenure at Stanford: 14 NCAA Final Four appearances, 39 conference titles (24 regular season titles, 15 tournament), 17 30+ win seasons
  • Additional individual accomplishments during his Stanford tenure: two Wade Player of the Year awards, two Naismith Player of the Year awards, 34 first-team All-America honors, 19 conference Player of the Year awards
  • Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2011) and Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Head coach of the USA Basketball team that won gold in the 1996 Olympics and posted a 60-0 record in 1995-96 and an 88-8 overall record.

Sally Voss

Sally Vos Krueger • Women’s Golf • 1979-1976

  • Enrolled as a walk-on and member of the 1976 Pac-8 championship team
  • 7th place at the 1978 Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Championships
  • Two-time Women’s Golf Coaches Association (WGCA) All-American (1978-79), earning first-team honors
  • California Women’s Amateur Championship (1979)
  • 10-time San Francisco City Women’s Golf Champion, with her victories at the event spanning four decades
  • Among the few women invited to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when she first competed in 1996.
  • Member of the Northern California Golf Association (NCGA) Hall of Fame (2018)

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