To celebrate history and tradition, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has revived the Hall of Fame as Warrior Athletics announces the induction class of 2015.
The Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Feb. 7, as part of the Homecoming Week and Alumni Weekend on the campus of California State University Stanislaus.
The seven-member class of 2015 will be the honored in a luncheon at the campus Main Dining Hall and will be the guests of honor for that evening's basketball doubleheader at the Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena. They will be introduced at halftime of the men's game when the Warriors host UC San Diego.
"We are excited to induct seven new members to the Warrior Athletics Hall of Fame," said Director of Athletics Michael Matoso. "With the absence of the event over the last several years the pool of qualified candidates was extremely competitive. All seven of these individuals are all very deserving and we are looking forward to honoring them all this February."
With committee members representing the Office of Student Affairs, Alumni Relations, and Athletics, as well as community members, the Hall of Fame induction will now be an annual event. This is the first Athletics Hall of Fame class named since 2011.
The following, listed in alphabetical order, are short biographies of the seven inductees:
— Sarah Barnett, Women's Volleyball (1999-2002)
Sarah Barnett was arguably the best volleyball player at CSU Stanislaus during the Division II era. In four seasons, Barnett was named to the All-CCAA team twice and led the Warriors to a program-best 19 wins in 2002 when Stanislaus finished sixth in the CCAA.
As a four-year starting outside hitter, Barnett holds five Cal State Stanislaus individual records. She's the career leader in kills (1,401), service aces (206) and digs (1,499). Barnett is also second with 3,939 attack attempts.
The 2003 accounting graduate, who now resides in Edmond, Wash., also holds two single season records in kills (419) and aces (60) while being listed in the top 10 in five other categories.
— Jessica Gaumnitz, Softball (2006-09)
Jessica Gaumnitz was the most decorated softball player in Stanislaus history as a four-time All-CCAA selection, two-time All-Region pick and a 2007 West Region tournament's most valuable player.
As the ace of the pitching staff, Gaumnitz led the Warriors to a 2007 West Region Championship and a national tournament appearance. She also led the Warriors to a 2009 NCAA appearance when the team advanced to the Super Regionals.
Gaumnitz rewrote the Warriors' record book during her time. In four seasons, Gaumnitz posted a school-record 75 wins, 712 1/3 innings, 62 complete games and 527 strikeouts. She is also second in the career list in appearances (126), starts (106) and fourth in earned-run average (1.83).
The 2010 physical education graduate also holds four single season records in wins (26), starts (30), shutouts (7) and innings (199). Gaumnitz now lives in Chowchilla.
— Megan Law, Softball (2004-07)
Megan Law is the only two-time All-American in the softball program's history having earned the distinguished honor in 2006 and 2007. She, too, led the Warriors to the 2007 West Region championship and a national tournament berth.
The two-time All-Region and All-CCAA centerfielder is in the Stanislaus career top 10 list 14 times and holds single season records in games (70), batting average (.431), starts (69), slugging percentage (.625) and hits (74).
Law, a native of Snohomish, Wash., was a 2008 graduate in Communication Studies. She now lives in Hughson.
— Marquis Fleming, Baseball (2005-08)
Marquis Fleming was a dominant pitcher in the CCAA and he carried that success into a professional career. Fleming was a 2008 Major League Baseball draftee in the 24 round by the Tampa Bay Rays after leading the Warriors to their first NCAA tournament appearance.
In 2008, Fleming earned his third All-CCAA award, was named the CCAA and West Region pitcher of the year en route to an All-American second team nod.
Fleming holds the Stanislaus career records in strikeouts (292) and is third in wins (28), innings (349.2) and complete games (20). He also owns six single season records.
The 2008 communications studies graduate, who lives in Oakland, played five seasons in the Tampa Bay organization and advanced as far as Triple A Durham.
— Chaunte Mitchell, Women's Track & Field (2003-06)
Chaunte Mitchell was a two-time national champion in women's pole vault. She won back-to-back individual titles in 2004 and 2005 and was a CCAA champion in the event in 2003 and 2005.
Mitchell, who was also a two-time All-American in indoor track & field, holds the outdoor school record (13-5.25) and shares the school mark in the indoor event (12-9.5).
Mitchell was a 2008 graduate of liberal studies and she now lives in Ontario, Calif.
— Victor Regalado, Men's Soccer (2009-2010)
Victor Regalado was the men's soccer program's first All-American in 2009 after being named to the All-Region team and the 2009 CCAA offensive most valuable player of the year.
The two-time All-CCAA selection holds Stanislaus records with 17 career goals and 41 points. He also holds the single season record with 13 goals and 28 points set in 2009.
— Breanna Vaughan, Women's Soccer (2002-05)
Breanna Vaughan was an all-region goalkeeper in 2005, when she led the Warriors to their first CCAA conference tournament appearance.
The three-time All-CCAA selection holds four career records with 27.5 shutouts, 319 saves, 45 wins and nearly 7300 minutes played. She's also third in goals-against-average (1.04) and saves percentage (.776).
Vaughan, a 2008 biological sciences graduate, is also on the single season list 11 times including sharing the record with 10 shutouts in a season
Tickets for the induction ceremony are $40 per person or $320 for a table of eight. For more information on the Athletics Hall of Fame and to purchase tickets, please contact Warrior Athletics at 667-3016, or visit WarriorAthletics.com/HOF