Hall of Fame Inductees 2006

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Charlie Butt established school records in both the shot put (53-8.75) and discus (161-7.75) in 1954, breaking marks that had stood since 1941. Since 1954, he was the only Cal athlete to hold both the shot put and discus records at the same time until Dave Porath set both marks in 1981. Butt placed third in the shot put (53-6.5) at the 1954 NCAA meet, helping Cal to a third-place team finish. In 1956, Butt set another Cal mark and Edwards Stadium record in the discus with a heave of 174-6 in a dual meet vs. Washington. He clinched the Pacific Coast shot put title with a throw of 57-8.75 in 1956. After graduation, Butt became only the fifth person in history to surpass the 60-foot barrier in the shot put with a mark of 60-2 to place second at the 1959 Modesto Relays. He established a lifetime best of 60-9.5 in the shot put at the SPAAU meet on June 12, 1959, and placed first in meets in Finland and in Sweden in July 1959. Pete Cutino, Jr. , the son of legendary Cal water polo coach Pete Cutino, is one of the most accomplished student-athletes to ever play water polo for the Bears. A two-time All-American (1982-83) who was named 1983 Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year, Cutino, Jr., helped the Bears to the 1983 NCAA title with a 29-3-2 record, earning Co-NCAA Tournament MVP and Co-National Collegiate Player of the Year accolades with teammate Alan Gresham. Cutino, Jr., also excelled on the international stage, as he propelled the U.S. national team to a gold medal at the 1982 National Sports Festival and to a silver medal at the 1983 World University Games. A versatile three-year letterman, Rusty Gill played both fullback and halfback for Cal's football team. He was a dependable back who gained his greatest fame in his senior year, leading Cal to an 8-2 record and second place in the PCC in 1931. Gill was tabbed with an assortment of All-America honors, including first team by both the New York Journal and the American Football Players, second team by United Press and honorable mention by the Associated Press. A first-team All-Coast selection, Gill came from a very athletic family, as brothers Frank, Harry, Sam and Carol all played football at Cal.
     
Jim Hanifan started three years at defensive end for the Bears, and in 1953 and 1954, he also started at tight end. The Bears 1954 team captain led the nation that year in receiving with 44 receptions for 569 yards and seven touchdowns. He received the Andy Smith Trophy for most conference minutes, was a unanimous first-team All-Coast honoree and was chosen to the Catholic All-America team. After participating in the East-West Shrine Bowl, the Hula Bowl and the College All-Star game, Hanifan was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League and later starred for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. In 1973, he entered the coaching ranks and has been a long-time NFL assistant and is a former head coach. While a member of the Cal swimming team, Pelle Holmertz won a silver medal in the 100-meter freestyle for Sweden at the 1980 Olympics. A four-time All-American, Holmertz led Cal to its first NCAA team championship in 1979 and contributed to another Cal team title in 1980. He was part of two NCAA record-setting relay teams - the 400-yard medley relay (1979, 3:15:22) and the 800-yard free relay team (1982, 6:28:94). In 1982, Holmertz won the 200-free title in 1:36.46 at the NCAA Championships and won the Pac-10 100-free title in 43.73. His career-best time of 43.62 in the 100 free ranks 11th in the Cal record book. Additionally, he stands in a tie for 12th place in school history in the 50 free (19.78). One of the most decorated distance runners in Cal history, Kirsten O'Hara garnered five All-America accolades as a member of the Golden Bears' cross country and track and field teams from 1985-88 and is a member of Cal's Pac-10 All-Decade team (1986-96). O'Hara is the only three-time All-American in Cal cross country history, placing 11th at the 1987 NCAA Championships for the highest-ever finish by a Cal runner. She received her other cross country All-America accolades by finishing 20th nationally in 1985 and 37th in 1988, adding to her credentials as Cal's Athlete of the Decade in cross country from 1986-96. O'Hara earned track and field All-America recognition for her sixth-place showing in the 5000m at the 1985 NCAA Championships, clocking the current school record of 15:46.8. She wrapped up her Cal career with a third-place All-America performance in the 10,000m (32:52.86) at the 1988 NCAA Championships. O'Hara's 10,000m school record (32:40.76) also has endured for 21 years
Don Bowden, Betsy Zetterquist, and Dan Lufkin Storrie and Kristina Johnson, and Lynn Lippstreu
Dan Lufkin, Chris Dunk, Don Bowden, Rupe Ricksen, and Chris Carpenter Steven Overcashier and Andrea Campos
Chris Dunk, Bob Milano, and Clif Mayne Nancy and Kent Brewer, Storrie Johnson, and Monte Upshaw
Peggy and Andy Wolfe Barbara and Tony Sandoval, and an unidentified pretty woman
Kristina Johnson and Gary Humphries Forrest Beaty, Peg and Chris Carpenter
Peggy Wolfe, Paul Larson, and Andy Wolfe Showing Off the New Big C Society Ties.
   
  "Pre-Dinner" at the Greek Orthodox Church   Lynn Lippstreu, Cari DuBois, and Peggy Wolfe
   
  (?), (?), Rich Ambidge(?), (?), (?), (?)   (?), Paul Larson, (?), Joe Acker, Geoff DeLapp
   
  Sandy Barbour at the podium   Rusty Gill, Lynn Roberts, Pelle Holmertz, Kirsten O'Hara, and Jim Hanifan
   
  Kirsten O'Hara, Pelle Holmertz, Joe and Kathryn Hanifan, Rusty Gill,Lynn Roberts, and Sandy Barbour   Lynn Roberts, Paul Cutino, Rusty Gill, Joe Hanifan, Pelle Holmertz, Kirsten O'Hara, and Sandy Barbour
   
  Kirsten O'Hara and family   Pelle Holmertz and 2 (of 3) daughters
   
  Paul Cutino, Kirsten O'Hara, Pelle Holmertz, Sandy Barbour, Lynn Roberts, and Joe and Kathryn Hanifan   Tony Sandoval and Kirsten O'Hara
   
  Kirsten O'Hara and her "entourage"   Kirsten O'Hara and friends