The UCSD athletic department announced Wednesday the four new members to be inducted into its Hall of Fame
The four athletes inducted were John Flowers (swimming and diving, 1990-94), Erica Hinckson (cross country/track and field, 1990-93), Louise Schwartz (volleyball, 1980-83) and Brian Siljander (soccer, 1987-90).
“First and foremost, I am honored to be recognized like this,” said Silijander, who was the goalkeeper when the men’s soccer team won its first national championship in 1988. “”My time with the soccer team was one of the highlights of my life. I love everything about UCSD.”
Flowers was a seven-time NCAA Division III national champion, two of them individual and five relay titles.
Hinkson was a 10-time All-American and won UCSD Athlete of the Year three times during her tenure.
Lastly, Schwartz helped lead the school to it’s first-ever national title in 1981 when the Tritons won the NCAA Division III national championship for women’s volleyball.
“I have so many great memories from my time as a Triton, “Schwartz said. “It is thrilling to see how far UC San Diego Athletics has come from that first championship in 1981.”
Even though the Hall of Fame has only been in existence for two years, Edwards believes its impact is already being felt.
“The UC San Diego Athletics Hall of Fame has already become a significant part of our tradition,” he said. “The level of success our program has enjoyed throughout its history makes membership a truly elite honor.
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