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College to Honor Its Athletes of the Past

September 28, 2000|TRACI ISAACS

The tradition of athletic excellence at Moorpark College will get the recognition is deserves when the athletic department launches an athletic hall of fame next month.

On Oct. 14, great athletes of the past will be inducted into the Moorpark College Athletic Hall of Fame, during a fund-raiser ball at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

The hall of fame will be located in the lobby of the school's gym, Athletic Director John Keever said.

Initial inductees include James Moore, the college's first athletic and physical education division chair; Paul Dunham, an athletic director who coached the men's golf team to its first state championship; Jamie Heggen Rennie, a softball player and two-time NCAA All-American while attending the University of Arizona; and David Laut, track and field runner who became an NCAA champion at UCLA and a bronze medalist at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

The committee spent a year deciding on the initial group.

"I've been here 31 years and know all these people," Keever said. "It was the best four phone calls I've ever made."

Moorpark College teams have won 99 Western State Conference titles and eight California Community College championships in 33 years.

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