Athletics Hall of Fame - Class of 2017

Publish Date: 
Nov 14, 2017

It was an honor to once again celebrate the men and women who have made a difference in Hartnell Athletics. Saturday, November 4, 2017 was an afternoon filled with excitement and proud family and friends as we honored and inducted 13 more into the Hartnell College Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017.  The luncheon/ceremony was emceed by former KSBW Sportscaster, Dennis Lehnen.   Speakers included Trustee Candi DePauw; Mayor of Salinas, Joe Gunter; and Director of Athletics, Dan Teresa. 

All inductees received a medal, a picture board, and multiple legislation certificates of achievement.  The certificates were provided by Congressman Jimmy Panetta, California State Assemblymember Ana Caballero, Senator Bill Monning, Senator Anthony Cannella, Mayor Joe Gunter, and by Hartnell College.

The unveiling of the inductees’ plaques in the Gymnasium is another special moment.  Now their engraved plaques live in the Athletics Hall of Fame Wall for all to admire. 

The festivities continued at our very first Hall of Fame Tailgate at the Storm House and ended at Rabobank Stadium where Hartnell Football faced Monterey Peninsula College.  The inductees were introduced during half time and the evening ended with Hartnell winning the game (25-10) and bringing the President’s Trophy home. What a great ending to a fun-filled day!

Congratulations to all of our inductees and to their families who have played such an important role in their success.