The newest inductees – to be inducted on Feb. 7 – will be Tabreshia C. Lawrence-McIntyre of track and field; Karen Miller of women’s tennis and administration; Jim Sackett of cross country and track and field; Lisa Ulmer of women’s basketball; and Ruth Van’t Land-Parkes of women’s soccer. The last class to be inducted in 2003 featured coaches Darlene May and John Scolinos.
“In conjunction with the university’s 75th Anniversary, the newest hall of fame members prove to be a truly outstanding representation of our longstanding success and rich tradition of Bronco Athletics,” Swanson said. “In addition, the opportunity to honor and recognize our Hall of Fame members and national championship teams will be a showpiece for those attending events at Kellogg Gym. We are delighted that such a distinguished class will be with us to re-launch the Cal Poly Pomona Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame.”
CPP has an impressive athletics heritage that includes legendary coaches, Olympic stars and championship performers. As part of the university’s 75th anniversary celebration, Intercollegiate Athletics will honor the past with an “Evening of Champions” on Feb. 7.
Tabreshia C. Lawrence-McIntyre was an eight-time All-American in track and field and she captured an individual national championship in 1998 in the 400-meter hurdles. She also guided the Broncos to back-to-back conference titles in 1997 and 1998.
Karen Miller was a key architect of Cal Poly Pomona’s women’s tennis dynasty. As the head coach, Miller led the program to its first-ever national championship in 1980, following with another title in 1981. She also served as the university’s athletic director for 18 years.
Jim Sackett coached the Broncos’ men’s cross country team to a national title in 1983, one of seven top-10 national finishes under his leadership. After coaching 27 years at Cal Poly Pomona, Sackett earned a spot in the U.S. Track & Field Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2007.
Lisa Ulmer played a key role in the Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball team capturing the 1982 National Championship. One of just two three-time All Americans in program history, Ulmer scored 21 points in the national title game and she still holds plenty of program records.
Ruth Van’t Land-Parkes is undoubtedly the best player in the women’s soccer history of both Cal Poly Pomona and the Broncos’ conference, the CCAA. After leading the 1999 team to the National Championship game, Van’t Land-Parkes was named the Division II Player of the Year.
The Feb. 7 ceremony, which will be held in the Bronco Student Center (BSC) Ursa Major, is set to start at 6 p.m. At its conclusion, attendees will be invited to Kellogg Gym for the unveiling of the new Hall of Fame display in the lobby. To learn more about the event or to request an invitation, contact Intercollegiate Athletics at 909-869-2810.
It’ll mark the start of an exciting weekend on campus as Saturday, Feb. 8, will feature baseball and basketball games along with a Homecoming Festival and a Homecoming Dance.