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Cal State L.A. Hall of Fame

January 31, 1985

Sixteen athletes, coaches and administrators are the charter members of a new Hall of Fame opened at Cal State University Los Angeles during Homecoming last weekend on the second floor of the Student Union building. Homer Beatty, football

He coached grid teams to conference championships in 1963, 1964 and 1965. The '64 squad was the No. 1-ranked College Division team in the nation. Nine of his players won All-America honors and six played in the National Football League. Rosalyn Bryant, track and field

She anchored the U.S. 1,600-meter relay that set an American record and won a bronze medal in the 1976 Olympics and sheset an individual American record in 400 meters which stood for eight years. She also won the 400-meter championship at the 1979 World University Games and won five titles in the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women. Bob Clark, golf

Twice named an All-American, he won the l969 NCAA University Division championship and two important tournaments, the Far Western Intercollegiate and the Houston All-American Intercollegiate. Tim Corcoran, baseball

An All-American in 1973 and 1974, he was Cal State's batting champion both years. Last year he hit .341 for the Philadelphia Phillies. Cameron (Scotty) Deeds, tennis

A tennis coach who later became the school's athletic director, his athletes won NCAA College Division team championships in 1963, 1964 and 1965, plus four NCAA singles titles and one NCAA doubles title. His teams also won 202 of 220 matches in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. and five straight CCAA championships. Sax Elliot, basketball

A constant innovator, he forced officials to rule against offensive players staying in the key longer than three seconds. In one experiment he had center John Barber stand in the key while he was fed one pass after another, resulting in point totals of 188, 150 and 103 in three exhibition games. Kathy Gregory, volleyball

Named an All-American 15 times by the U.S. Volleyball Assn., she played in the 1970 World Games and 1971 Pan-American Games. She was also chosen as Cal State's most valuable player in volleyball and basketball in the mid-1960s. Leo Hill, basketball

He set a Cal State career record of 1,406 points which lasted 15 years, was named to the Little All-America team in 1959 and 1960 and was most valuable player of the 1959 NCAA College Division Western Regional playoffs. Gary Johnson, tennis

He won NCAA College Division singles championships in 1964 and 1965, a feat not duplicated for another 10 years, won the NCAA College Division doubles title and was conference (CCAA) singles champion in 1964 and 1965. Dr. Joan D. Johnson, tennis

A Southland pioneer in women's sports, she was co-coach of Cal State's men's tennis team in 1955 and 1956 before starting the women's team in 1959 and helping to found the Southern California Women's Intercollegiate Tennis League the same year. In 1977 she coached the U.S. women's team at the World University Games in Sofia, Bulgaria. Walter Johnson, football

A Little All-America lineman as a Cal State player in 1964 and 1965, he was later the No. 2 draft pick of the Cleveland Browns and played in the Pro Bowl as a defensive tackle. Billie Jean King, tennis

She played for Cal State in 1962, 1963 and 1964, in addition to winning the Ojai Tournament intercollegiate singles championship and entering national and international competitions. She went on to win a record 20 Wimbledon crowns and six American singles titles. Jay Moxley, diving

Holder of conference (CCAA) and state diving crowns in 1962, 1963 and 1964, he won the one- and three-meter titles at the first annual NCAA College Division Championships in 1964. Jim Reeder, baseball

He will be honored posthumously for turning out seven All-Americans and amassing a 412-284-4 record (.591 percent) in 14 years at Cal State. His team won conference (CCAA) championships in 1963 and 1968. Jarvis Scott, track

She was sixth in 400 meters at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and won the AAU 400-meter title that year. She also ran with the sprint medley relay team that won the 1973 championships held by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women and won the AIAW 440-yard title in 1975. Rainer Stenius, track

He set the fourth-best long jump mark in world history, 26-9 1/2, in 1966--a distance that is still the best in all of Finland, in the CCAA and at Cal State. He also won the 1966 NCAA indoor and outdoor championships and was outdoor runner-up in 1965.

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