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UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame will add 12 legends to its ranks, including
four gridiron greats, five Olympians (totaling 12 gold, three silver
and one bronze medals), a Pacer, a Dodger and two former coaches.
This year's immortals will be honored at the October 3 Washington
State game at the Rose Bowl. To wit: Glenn Bassett '51, men's tennis
coach - teams won seven NCAA and 13 conference championships from
1967-1993; only person in NCAA history to win an NCAA tennis title
as a player, assistant coach and head coach; finished Bruin career
with awesome 592-92-2 (.864) record.
Cornell '85, softball two-time All-American on two national
title teams; Academic All-American; starred in '96 Olympics with
a .393 batting average and .786 slugging percentage.
Cross, football center/guard from 1973-'75; first team All-American,
played on the 1976 Rose Bowl team that upset Ohio State; 13 years
with the S.F. 49ers, including three Super Bowl championships.
Green, football all-time leading UCLA rusher; 1987 first
team All-American, team Offensive MVP '86-'87; great Freedom Bowl
with three TDs, one TD pass and major-bowl rushing record of 266
Griffith Joyner, track only woman to run 100m in under 10.50;
two-time All-American helped Bruins to national titles in '82 and
'83; won three gold and two silver medals over two Olympics.
Jager '87, swimming six-time NCAA titleist; set NCAA and
American records in the 50m freestyle and 100m backstroke; racked
up five gold, one silver, one bronze; one of only two swimmers to
win gold in three Olympics; still holds world record in the 50m
Karros '93, baseball .365 Bruin career batting average ranks
No. 2 all time; led team junior season in hits, home runs, RBIs
and batting average (.415); 1992 NL Rookie of the Year.