Courtesy of San Benito High School and CSUMB:
Baler alumnus Brian Haggett, the first Academic All-American for CSU Monterey Bay and a standout for the Otters’ baseball team in 2012-13, is among the university’s inaugural Hall of Fame inductees, according to San Benito High School.
According to CSUMB, Hagget was a three-time All-Tri County Athletic League selection at SBHS who led the team to four consecutive TCAL championships. He was named All-CIF Central Coast Section second team in 2007, and Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008. During his junior season, the team set a school record with 28 wins.
According to the CSUMB announcement on the Hall inductees:
More than 20 years in the making, Cal State Monterey Bay Athletics is proud to announce its inaugural hall of fame class to be inducted in a ceremony on Feb. 16, 2019. In alphabetical order, the class includes:
- DANA ANDREWS – Women’s Basketball student–athlete (2006–09) • CSUMB’s all–time leading scorer
- BOBBI BONACE – Administrator/Coach (1996–2007) • Founding faculty and first director of intercollegiate athletics
- CICILLIA CHUDIVAN – Women’s Golf student–athlete (2007–10) • All–American and CSUMB all–time winningest golfer (.907)
- RHEANN FALL – Volleyball student–athlete (2008–11) • All–American and CSUMB career kills leader
- BRIAN HAGGETT – Baseball student–athlete (2012–13) • CSUMB’s first Academic All–American®
- BOB JOHNSON – Community Supporter • Passionate backer of Otter Athletics and CSUMB
- DEVOUGN LAMONT – Men’s Basketball student–athlete (2005–06) • 1st player in Otter history to average 20 points per game
- CHELSEA (LANNING) BROWN – Water Polo student–athlete (2005–08) • CSUMB career record holder for goals and points
- ASHLEE TROTTER – Softball student–athlete (2006–09) • Captain of CSUMB’s first CCAA championship team
- BILL TRUMBO – Administrator/Coach (2000–06) • Led CSUMB from the NAIA to NCAA Division II membership
- ERIK UPPMAN – Cross Country student–athlete (1998–01) • Captain of CSUMB’s first conference (Cal Pac) championship team
- TEAM OF DISTINCTION – 2011 Men’s Golf Team • CSUMB’s first national championship team
In order to qualify for induction into the Otter Athletics Hall of Fame, student–athletes, coaches and administrators must be at least five years removed from their time at CSUMB. Student–athletes must have competed for at least two seasons and either graduated from CSUMB or left the university on good academic standing. Coaches and administrators must have served the department for at least five years.
Community members and supporters are considered on a case–by–case basis and must have demonstrated an on–going commitment to the mission and goals of Otter Athletics.
“Our Hall of Fame allows us to recognize individuals who have shaped our identity and contributed significantly to the growth of our university and athletics programs,” says CSUMB Director of Athletics Kirby Garry (@kirbygarry). “We are honored to celebrate with our inaugural class and look forward to building on this new tradition in future years.”
Otter fans are welcome to attend the Hall of Fame ceremonies which will take place on campus in the University Center. Tickets will be available online in early January at OtterAthletics.com/HallofFame.
Sponsorship opportunities for the inaugural Otter Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony also are available. Contact Kirby Garry (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Greg Bistline (email@example.com) for more information.
Photo courtesy of CSUMB