Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is this Saturday 15 will be inducted

Publish Date: 
Oct 26, 2016

Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 is this Saturday

15 will be inducted 

SALINAS, Calif. – Hartnell Community College District is proud to announce the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2016 to be inducted on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 411 Central Avenue in Salinas, California.  This will be the fourth annual event which starts at the Student Center at 10:30 a.m. with a campus tour and a luncheon/ceremony at 11:45 a.m.


“The Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is always an inspiring event. It is truly an honor to welcome back and recognize those individuals and teams who have left their marks on Hartnell athletics during its extraordinary history of success,” said Superintendent/President, Dr. Willard Lewallen.


The 2016 Athletics Hall of Fame Inductees are:



Felecia Brown, Track and Field

Martha Getris-Utschig, Volleyball

Dwight Holiday, Basketball

Carl Nicks, Football

Jason Porto, Baseball

Mark Sindel, Wrestling/Football



Bill Ramsey, Supporter

Mike Hebert, Supporter



Arvin Smith*, Football

Len Wilkins, Basketball

Carolyne West-Karnofel, Volleyball, Basketball,

Tennis, Softball, Track & Field



1975 Golf Team

1980 Volleyball Team

1997 Women’s Track Team

2000 Men’s Track Team



“In the past three Hall of Fames, the inductees and their families have been very thankful and appreciative for the recognition they have received by Hartnell College,” shared Director of Athletics, Dan Teresa. “Many tears and smiles were shared at the past events by the teams and individuals receiving the prestigious honor.”


Hartnell College has a rich athletic tradition and a long history of success that spans over the past 80 years, producing well over 8,000 student-athletes who have not only achieved success in athletics, but also in the classroom and in life.


After the luncheon and ceremony, a wall with the inductees’ plaques will be unveiled in the Gymnasium. Later that afternoon at 6:00 p.m., the inductees will be introduced during half-time at Rabobank Stadium where Hartnell Football will face West Hills College.


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Hartnell Community College District – established in 1920

The Hartnell CCD serves over 16,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are proud to be the winners of the Innovation Award for CSin3 – a Computer Science degree in three years.  We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit