Making the Hall



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Arleigh Williams

A two-sport athlete in the 1930s, Arleigh Williams followed his decorated stints in football and baseball with a two-decade long administrative tenure. Williams, Cal's 17th all-time leading rusher, served on four administrative posts-Director of Student Activities (1957 to 1959), Dean of Men (1959 to 1966), Dean of Students (1967 to 1976) and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs (1970 to 1976). He is being honored posthumously.

John Fiscalini

A former Cal baseball left fielder, the late John Fiscalini donned a Bears jersey from 1946-1948. In that span, he became a pitcher's nightmare. Fiscalini batted .414 during his junior campaign, powering the Bears to a title in the first College World Series. He notched All-American honors that season and was walked intentionally numerous times as opponents tried to stifle his hitting prowess.

Frank "Bud" Van Deren

Frank "Bud" Van Deren has been involved in college football as both a player and coach. Despite playing only two years on Cal's football team (1947-48), he is a member of Pappy Waldorf's All-Time Team on both offense and defense and is also on Cal's Centennial Team. After assistant coaching stints with the Bears, Van Deren went on to guide Humboldt State's football team for 26 years.

Bob Milano

The all-time winningest coach in Cal baseball history, Bob Milano spent 29 years with the Bears program before retiring as coach in 1999. After a coaching career that included 688 victories, two Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors and three College World Series appearances, Milano had his No. 7 jersey retired last season at Evans Diamond. He was also Cal's assistant athletic director from 1974 until 1978.

Harvey Salem

From knocking down linemen to throwing the shot put, Harvey Salem left an indelible mark on Cal athletics. A four-year starter at offensive tackle, Salem was a senior when the Bears executed "The Play" in 1982 against Stanford. In addition to being a two-time All-Pac-10 selection for football, Salem also owns the eighth-best shot put mark (58-0 1/2) in Cal track and field history. He played for three different teams in a 10-year NFL career.

Hardy Nickerson

Before he became an NFL defensive stalwart, Hardy Nickerson made a name for himself on the Memorial Stadium gridiron. Nickerson, an All-Pac-10 linebacker, led Cal in tackles for three consecutive seasons. In 1985, he notched 167 stops-a number that remains Cal's single-season record. Nickerson was named to the 1990 NFL All-Decade second team after spending time on four pro squads.

Kirk Everist

One of the most decorated American water polo players ever, Kirk Everist now lends his experience to Cal on the sidelines. Everist helped the Bears to back-to-back national titles in 1987 and 1988, earning Player of the Year and NCAA Tournament MVP honors in the second championship season. Having spent nine years (1988-1996) on the U.S. National team, Everist will enter his third season at the helm of Cal men's water polo.

Sarah Anderson

While Natalie Coughlin may have dominated the Cal women's swimming record book, two freestyle marks withstood her onslaught. Sarah Anderson, who swam for the Bears in the late 1980s, still holds the school records for the 1,650-yard (16:10.33) and 1,000-yard (9:46.08) events. In 1989, Anderson was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Year and also had conference and national All-Academic honors.

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