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Image of 2009.030.028 - Plaque commemorating Greg Buckingham of Menlo-Atherton High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 22, 1997.  Plaque includes image of  Buckingham and a brief biography:  "Greg Buckingham was a standout swimmer at Menlo-Atherton High School in the early 1960's when the Peninsula was a world-renowned haven for outstanding young aquatic athletes. He attended the College of San Mateo, producing 10 community college all-American times and four national JC records. Later at Stanford, he led his team to the 1967 NCAA swim championship, capturing two freestyle races. His career peaked in 1968 when, as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, he won two medals, a gold and a silver."

2009.030.028 - Plaque commemorating Greg Buckingham of Menlo-Atherton High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 22, 1997. Plaque includes image of Buckingham and a brief biography: "Greg Buckingham was a standout swimmer at Menlo-Atherton High School in the early 1960's when the Peninsula was a world-renowned haven for outstanding young aquatic athletes. He attended the College of San Mateo, producing 10 community college all-American times and four national JC records. Later at Stanford, he led his team to the 1967 NCAA swim championship, capturing two freestyle races. His career peaked in 1968 when, as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, he won two medals, a gold and a silver."

Plaque commemorating Greg Buckingham of Menlo-Atherton High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 22, 1997. Plaque includes image of Buckingham and a brief biography: "Greg Buckingham was a standout swimmer at Menlo-Atherton High School in the early 1960's when the Peninsula was a world-renowned haven for outstanding young aquatic athletes. He attended the College of San Mateo, producing 10 community college all-American times and four national JC records. Later at Stanford, he led his team to the 1967 NCAA swim championship, capturing two freestyle races. His career peaked in 1968 when, as a member of the U.S. Olympic team, he won two medals, a gold an

Image of 2009.030.029 - Plaque commemorating Don Bunce of Woodside High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 19, 1992.  Plaque includes image of Bunce and a brief biography:  "Don Bunce, a graduate of Woodside High School, was the Peninsula's Athlete of the Year in 1967.  An all-around sports star at  Woodside, he bacame one of the outstanding prep quarterbacks in the Bay Area by his senior football season.  He decided to attend Stanford University, just down the road from his Ladera home.  He had to wait for his turn because eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett was ahead of him.  Bunce got his chance to direct Stanford's offense in 1971.  He led the Indians to the Pac-8 football championship.  In the 1972 Rose Bowl, Bunce ran the Stanford show in a 13-12 Stanford upset over top-rated Michigan."

2009.030.029 - Plaque commemorating Don Bunce of Woodside High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 19, 1992. Plaque includes image of Bunce and a brief biography: "Don Bunce, a graduate of Woodside High School, was the Peninsula's Athlete of the Year in 1967. An all-around sports star at Woodside, he bacame one of the outstanding prep quarterbacks in the Bay Area by his senior football season. He decided to attend Stanford University, just down the road from his Ladera home. He had to wait for his turn because eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett was ahead of him. Bunce got his chance to direct Stanford's offense in 1971. He led the Indians to the Pac-8 football championship. In the 1972 Rose Bowl, Bunce ran the Stanford show in a 13-12 Stanford upset over top-rated Michigan."

Plaque commemorating Don Bunce of Woodside High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 19, 1992. Plaque includes image of Bunce and a brief biography: "Don Bunce, a graduate of Woodside High School, was the Peninsula's Athlete of the Year in 1967. An all-around sports star at Woodside, he bacame one of the outstanding prep quarterbacks in the Bay Area by his senior football season. He decided to attend Stanford University, just down the road from his Ladera home. He had to wait for his turn because eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett was ahead of him. Bunce got his chance to direct Stanford's offense in 1971. He led the Indians to the Pac-8

Image of 2009.030.058 - Plaque commemorating Ben Eastman being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 17, 1989.  Plaque includes image of Eastman and a brief biography:  "Ben Eastman took the California track and field world by storm in the late 1920s and early 1930s.  While competing for Burlingame High School, the bespectacled Eastman dominated Bay Area sprinting events, setting standard after standard at the prep level.  Eastman then went on to attend nearby Stanford University.  It was there that Eastman, who was nicknamed "Blazin' Ben" by the area's track and field pundits, blossomed into a world-class runner.  His speed would propel him all the way to the 1932 Olympic Games.  He won a silver medal in the Los Angleles Games in the 400-meter run.  He was the world record-holder in the 440-yard  run, with a clocking of 46.4 at Stanford.  As a freshman at the school, he cruised the 440 in 48.4, a frosh mark that stood until 1965.  Although the 440 or 400, was Eastman's forte, he ran longer races as well.  He established Stanford records in the 600, 800 and 1,000 under the guidance of his coach, Dink Templeton."

2009.030.058 - Plaque commemorating Ben Eastman being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 17, 1989. Plaque includes image of Eastman and a brief biography: "Ben Eastman took the California track and field world by storm in the late 1920s and early 1930s. While competing for Burlingame High School, the bespectacled Eastman dominated Bay Area sprinting events, setting standard after standard at the prep level. Eastman then went on to attend nearby Stanford University. It was there that Eastman, who was nicknamed "Blazin' Ben" by the area's track and field pundits, blossomed into a world-class runner. His speed would propel him all the way to the 1932 Olympic Games. He won a silver medal in the Los Angleles Games in the 400-meter run. He was the world record-holder in the 440-yard run, with a clocking of 46.4 at Stanford. As a freshman at the school, he cruised the 440 in 48.4, a frosh mark that stood until 1965. Although the 440 or 400, was Eastman's forte, he ran longer races as well. He established Stanford records in the 600, 800 and 1,000 under the guidance of his coach, Dink Templeton."

Plaque commemorating Ben Eastman being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 17, 1989. Plaque includes image of Eastman and a brief biography: "Ben Eastman took the California track and field world by storm in the late 1920s and early 1930s. While competing for Burlingame High School, the bespectacled Eastman dominated Bay Area sprinting events, setting standard after standard at the prep level. Eastman then went on to attend nearby Stanford University. It was there that Eastman, who was nicknamed "Blazin' Ben" by the area's track and field pundits, blossomed into a world-class runner. His speed would propel him all the way to the 1932 Olympic Games. He won a si

Image of 2009.030.071 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Linda Gates of Burlingame High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 22, 2004.  Plaque includes image of Gates and a brief biography:  "A powerhouse on the tennis court, Linda Gates dominated her sport at the high school level in the late 1970s. At Burlingame High School, she led the Panthers to a pair of Central Coast Section team titles. She added a CCS singles chapionship along the way. At Stanford University, she wound up as the school's No. 1 singles player in her senior year. In 1985, she won NCAA championships in both singles and doubles. She became an All-American in the process. She was a member of the U.S. team in the Pan American Games in 1983."

2009.030.071 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Linda Gates of Burlingame High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 22, 2004. Plaque includes image of Gates and a brief biography: "A powerhouse on the tennis court, Linda Gates dominated her sport at the high school level in the late 1970s. At Burlingame High School, she led the Panthers to a pair of Central Coast Section team titles. She added a CCS singles chapionship along the way. At Stanford University, she wound up as the school's No. 1 singles player in her senior year. In 1985, she won NCAA championships in both singles and doubles. She became an All-American in the process. She was a member of the U.S. team in the Pan American Games in 1983."

Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Linda Gates of Burlingame High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 22, 2004. Plaque includes image of Gates and a brief biography: "A powerhouse on the tennis court, Linda Gates dominated her sport at the high school level in the late 1970s. At Burlingame High School, she led the Panthers to a pair of Central Coast Section team titles. She added a CCS singles chapionship along the way. At Stanford University, she wound up as the school's No. 1 singles player in her senior year. In 1985, she won NCAA championships in both singles and doubles. She became an All-American in the process. She was a member of the U.S.

Image of 2009.030.081 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Kim Schnurpfeil-Griffin of San Mateo High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 23, 2005.  Plaque includes image of  Schnurpfeil-Griffin and a brief biography:  "Determination and dedication. That describes Kim Schnurpfeil Griffin to a tee. In the 1970's at San Mateo High School, she latched onto long-distance running when a coach spotted her potential in a conditioning class. She thrived in that discipline, becoming a Northern California cross-country champion in the process. At Stanford University, she as an all-American and NCAA champion in a variety of distance races. Today, she is a physician working in the critical care unit at a New York hospital."

2009.030.081 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Kim Schnurpfeil-Griffin of San Mateo High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 23, 2005. Plaque includes image of Schnurpfeil-Griffin and a brief biography: "Determination and dedication. That describes Kim Schnurpfeil Griffin to a tee. In the 1970's at San Mateo High School, she latched onto long-distance running when a coach spotted her potential in a conditioning class. She thrived in that discipline, becoming a Northern California cross-country champion in the process. At Stanford University, she as an all-American and NCAA champion in a variety of distance races. Today, she is a physician working in the critical care unit at a New York hospital."

Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Kim Schnurpfeil-Griffin of San Mateo High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 23, 2005. Plaque includes image of Schnurpfeil-Griffin and a brief biography: "Determination and dedication. That describes Kim Schnurpfeil Griffin to a tee. In the 1970's at San Mateo High School, she latched onto long-distance running when a coach spotted her potential in a conditioning class. She thrived in that discipline, becoming a Northern California cross-country champion in the process. At Stanford University, she as an all-American and NCAA champion in a variety of distance races. Today, she is a physician working in the cri

Image of 2009.030.088 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Marty Hull of Sequoia High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 21, 2007.  Plaque includes image of Hull and a brief biography:  "Let's just call Marty Hull "Aqua Man." Hull was born to swim. It's as simple as that. From the moment he entered Sequoia High School in the late 1950's, he was a star in the pool, setting national prep records. It was more of the same at Stanford University where he became an all-American in both swimming and water polo, setting collegiate marks along the way. Later as a coach, teacher, inventor, and businessman, he continues to provide inspiration and innovation for those who spend time in the water."

2009.030.088 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Marty Hull of Sequoia High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 21, 2007. Plaque includes image of Hull and a brief biography: "Let's just call Marty Hull "Aqua Man." Hull was born to swim. It's as simple as that. From the moment he entered Sequoia High School in the late 1950's, he was a star in the pool, setting national prep records. It was more of the same at Stanford University where he became an all-American in both swimming and water polo, setting collegiate marks along the way. Later as a coach, teacher, inventor, and businessman, he continues to provide inspiration and innovation for those who spend time in the water."

Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Marty Hull of Sequoia High School who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 21, 2007. Plaque includes image of Hull and a brief biography: "Let's just call Marty Hull "Aqua Man." Hull was born to swim. It's as simple as that. From the moment he entered Sequoia High School in the late 1950's, he was a star in the pool, setting national prep records. It was more of the same at Stanford University where he became an all-American in both swimming and water polo, setting collegiate marks along the way. Later as a coach, teacher, inventor, and businessman, he continues to provide inspiration and innovation for those who spend time

Image of 2009.030.130 - Plaque commemorating Bob Murphy of San Mateo High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 21, 1991.  Plaque includes image of Murphy and a brief biography:  "Bob Murphy was woven an illustrious thread through the rich athletic fabric of the Peninsula, starting with his prep days at both Serra and San Mateo high schools.  /  At San Mateo, Murphy helped the Bearcats in the Peninsula Athletic League baseball title in 1949 as a senior third baseman.  In his senior year at Stanford, he switched to pitcher and won 11 games, helping his team make its first-ever appearance in the College World Series in 1953.  /  After college, Murphy signed a contract with the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League and spent three years in the minors before hanging it up.  /  Murphy's greatest celebrity has come as a witty emcee for sports banquets, where he is in great demand throughout Northern California.  /  His many sports-related endeavors include working as an executive for golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., announcing Stanford basketball and football games and managing an Ohio tournament for golf legend Jack Nicklaus."

2009.030.130 - Plaque commemorating Bob Murphy of San Mateo High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 21, 1991. Plaque includes image of Murphy and a brief biography: "Bob Murphy was woven an illustrious thread through the rich athletic fabric of the Peninsula, starting with his prep days at both Serra and San Mateo high schools. / At San Mateo, Murphy helped the Bearcats in the Peninsula Athletic League baseball title in 1949 as a senior third baseman. In his senior year at Stanford, he switched to pitcher and won 11 games, helping his team make its first-ever appearance in the College World Series in 1953. / After college, Murphy signed a contract with the Oakland Oaks of the Pacific Coast League and spent three years in the minors before hanging it up. / Murphy's greatest celebrity has come as a witty emcee for sports banquets, where he is in great demand throughout Northern California. / His many sports-related endeavors include working as an executive for golf course designer Robert Trent Jones Jr., announcing Stanford basketball and football games and managing an Ohio tournament for golf legend Jack Nicklaus."

Plaque commemorating Bob Murphy of San Mateo High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 21, 1991. Plaque includes image of Murphy and a brief biography: "Bob Murphy was woven an illustrious thread through the rich athletic fabric of the Peninsula, starting with his prep days at both Serra and San Mateo high schools. / At San Mateo, Murphy helped the Bearcats in the Peninsula Athletic League baseball title in 1949 as a senior third baseman. In his senior year at Stanford, he switched to pitcher and won 11 games, helping his team make its first-ever appearance in the College World Series in 1953. / After college, Murphy signed a contract with the Oakl

Image of 2009.030.140 - Plaque commemorating John Paye being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 28, 1991.  Plaque includes image of Paye and a brief biography:  "John Paye led Menlo School to two North Coast Section football titles and a state Division II basketball title.  /  If that weren't enough, Paye returned to Menlo after a successful football and basketball career at Stanford and coached the Knights to three consecutive Division V girls' baskeball titles.  /  Paye's football stats at Menlo were phenomenal: completing 550 of 936 passes for 7,515 yards and 80 touchdowns.  In his senior year, Paye threw for 3,363 yards and 41 touchdowns.  Paye was the third California prep quarterback ever to reach the 40 TD mark in a season.  /   He once threw for eight touchdowns in a game - a state record - and he averaged 305.7 yards a game, another state mark.  /  In the NCS title game against Upper Lake in 1982, Paye completed 29 of 48 passes for 382 yards.  /  In basketball, Menlo was going for the state Division II title against  Santa Clara of Oxnard, March 20, 1983, at the LA Sports Arena.  The Knights were protecting a 2-point lead when Paye was fouled with 15 seconds left.  He sank both shots to give Menlo a 53-51 triumph.  Paye scored 27 points against Santa Clara, making 10-of-15 shots from the field, 3-of-8 from the foul line."

2009.030.140 - Plaque commemorating John Paye being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 28, 1991. Plaque includes image of Paye and a brief biography: "John Paye led Menlo School to two North Coast Section football titles and a state Division II basketball title. / If that weren't enough, Paye returned to Menlo after a successful football and basketball career at Stanford and coached the Knights to three consecutive Division V girls' baskeball titles. / Paye's football stats at Menlo were phenomenal: completing 550 of 936 passes for 7,515 yards and 80 touchdowns. In his senior year, Paye threw for 3,363 yards and 41 touchdowns. Paye was the third California prep quarterback ever to reach the 40 TD mark in a season. / He once threw for eight touchdowns in a game - a state record - and he averaged 305.7 yards a game, another state mark. / In the NCS title game against Upper Lake in 1982, Paye completed 29 of 48 passes for 382 yards. / In basketball, Menlo was going for the state Division II title against Santa Clara of Oxnard, March 20, 1983, at the LA Sports Arena. The Knights were protecting a 2-point lead when Paye was fouled with 15 seconds left. He sank both shots to give Menlo a 53-51 triumph. Paye scored 27 points against Santa Clara, making 10-of-15 shots from the field, 3-of-8 from the foul line."

Plaque commemorating John Paye being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 28, 1991. Plaque includes image of Paye and a brief biography: "John Paye led Menlo School to two North Coast Section football titles and a state Division II basketball title. / If that weren't enough, Paye returned to Menlo after a successful football and basketball career at Stanford and coached the Knights to three consecutive Division V girls' baskeball titles. / Paye's football stats at Menlo were phenomenal: completing 550 of 936 passes for 7,515 yards and 80 touchdowns. In his senior year, Paye threw for 3,363 yards and 41 touchdowns. Paye was the third California prep quarterback

Image of 2009.030.141 - Plaque commemorating Kate Paye being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 23, 1996.  Plaque includes image of Paye and a brief biography:  "Kate Paye's name is synonymous with winning. As a high school basketball player at Menlo School in Atherton from 1987 - 1991, her teams won three consecutive California state Division V (small schools) championships.  /  She was the Division V state player of the year in all three of those campaigns.  Her prep teams were coached by her brother, John, a 1991 inductee into the County's Sports Hall of Fame.  Later, at nearby Stanford University, her teams wound up in the top 10 all four years.  /  In her freshman season, Stanford won the national title.  In her senior season, Stanford went to the women's Final Four and ended No. 3 in the U.S."

2009.030.141 - Plaque commemorating Kate Paye being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 23, 1996. Plaque includes image of Paye and a brief biography: "Kate Paye's name is synonymous with winning. As a high school basketball player at Menlo School in Atherton from 1987 - 1991, her teams won three consecutive California state Division V (small schools) championships. / She was the Division V state player of the year in all three of those campaigns. Her prep teams were coached by her brother, John, a 1991 inductee into the County's Sports Hall of Fame. Later, at nearby Stanford University, her teams wound up in the top 10 all four years. / In her freshman season, Stanford won the national title. In her senior season, Stanford went to the women's Final Four and ended No. 3 in the U.S."

Plaque commemorating Kate Paye being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 23, 1996. Plaque includes image of Paye and a brief biography: "Kate Paye's name is synonymous with winning. As a high school basketball player at Menlo School in Atherton from 1987 - 1991, her teams won three consecutive California state Division V (small schools) championships. / She was the Division V state player of the year in all three of those campaigns. Her prep teams were coached by her brother, John, a 1991 inductee into the County's Sports Hall of Fame. Later, at nearby Stanford University, her teams wound up in the top 10 all four years. / In her freshman season, Stanford won

Image of 2009.030.157 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Dick Roth of Menlo-Atherton High who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 16, 1990.  Plaque includes image of  Roth and a brief biography:  "At Menlo-Atherton High School in the mid-60's, swimmer Dick Roth was known as "King Richard," and he left everyone surging in his wake.  As a senior, he led MA to the national prep swim title.  /  While still at MA, Roth also led the water polo team which lost only one game - a game played while Roth was undertaking another assignment.  /  Roth was in Tokyo as a member of the 1964 United States Olympic swim team.  Despite an attack of appendicitis, the 17-year-old earned an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley in world-record time (4:45.4) that wouldn't be touched for another four years.  /  In 1967, as a Stanford University sophomore, Roth won the 200 and 400-meter individual medley races at the NCAA national championship meet, and Stanford came away with the team title.  /  By the time he retired from swimming a year later, he'd won 12 national titles, set seven American records and won the Olympic gold in world-record time." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.

2009.030.157 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Dick Roth of Menlo-Atherton High who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 16, 1990. Plaque includes image of Roth and a brief biography: "At Menlo-Atherton High School in the mid-60's, swimmer Dick Roth was known as "King Richard," and he left everyone surging in his wake. As a senior, he led MA to the national prep swim title. / While still at MA, Roth also led the water polo team which lost only one game - a game played while Roth was undertaking another assignment. / Roth was in Tokyo as a member of the 1964 United States Olympic swim team. Despite an attack of appendicitis, the 17-year-old earned an Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley in world-record time (4:45.4) that wouldn't be touched for another four years. / In 1967, as a Stanford University sophomore, Roth won the 200 and 400-meter individual medley races at the NCAA national championship meet, and Stanford came away with the team title. / By the time he retired from swimming a year later, he'd won 12 national titles, set seven American records and won the Olympic gold in world-record time." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.

Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Dick Roth of Menlo-Atherton High who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 16, 1990. Plaque includes image of Roth and a brief biography: "At Menlo-Atherton High School in the mid-60's, swimmer Dick Roth was known as "King Richard," and he left everyone surging in his wake. As a senior, he led MA to the national prep swim title. / While still at MA, Roth also led the water polo team which lost only one game - a game played while Roth was undertaking another assignment. / Roth was in Tokyo as a member of the 1964 United States Olympic swim team. Despite an attack of appendicitis, the 17-year-old earned an Olympic gold m

Image of 2009.030.177 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Debi Thomas of San Mateo High School, who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 16, 1990.  Plaque includes image of  Thomas and a brief biography:  "Debi Thomas was America's reigning sports princess of the mid-to-late-1980s.  She began as an athletic 5-year-old who wobbled onto the ice at a San Jose ice rink and emerged with the United States and world championship women's figure skating titles and an Olympic medal.  /  In between she was guided by world-class figure skating tutor Alex McGowan, who worked with her for three or four hours most afternoons at the Redwood City Ice Lodge.  She continued to pursue her skating goals during her years at San Mateo High School, from which she graduated in 1985, and on through her first years of college at Stanford University.  /  The pressures of a full load of pre-med classes and the need for nearly fulltime training led Thomas to tear up her application for the U.S. championships in 1986, but she found she couldn't put her skates aside just yet.  /  Her major titles included the U.S. figure skating titles in 1986 and '88, the world crown in 1986 and the Olympic bronze at Calgary in 1988.  A brief professional ice show tour followed the end of her competitive career after the Olympics, and then she returned to the private life of a Stanford student as the wife of ex-soccer player Brian Vander Hoogen."Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.

2009.030.177 - Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Debi Thomas of San Mateo High School, who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 16, 1990. Plaque includes image of Thomas and a brief biography: "Debi Thomas was America's reigning sports princess of the mid-to-late-1980s. She began as an athletic 5-year-old who wobbled onto the ice at a San Jose ice rink and emerged with the United States and world championship women's figure skating titles and an Olympic medal. / In between she was guided by world-class figure skating tutor Alex McGowan, who worked with her for three or four hours most afternoons at the Redwood City Ice Lodge. She continued to pursue her skating goals during her years at San Mateo High School, from which she graduated in 1985, and on through her first years of college at Stanford University. / The pressures of a full load of pre-med classes and the need for nearly fulltime training led Thomas to tear up her application for the U.S. championships in 1986, but she found she couldn't put her skates aside just yet. / Her major titles included the U.S. figure skating titles in 1986 and '88, the world crown in 1986 and the Olympic bronze at Calgary in 1988. A brief professional ice show tour followed the end of her competitive career after the Olympics, and then she returned to the private life of a Stanford student as the wife of ex-soccer player Brian Vander Hoogen."Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.

Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Debi Thomas of San Mateo High School, who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 16, 1990. Plaque includes image of Thomas and a brief biography: "Debi Thomas was America's reigning sports princess of the mid-to-late-1980s. She began as an athletic 5-year-old who wobbled onto the ice at a San Jose ice rink and emerged with the United States and world championship women's figure skating titles and an Olympic medal. / In between she was guided by world-class figure skating tutor Alex McGowan, who worked with her for three or four hours most afternoons at the Redwood City Ice Lodge. She continued to pursue her skating goals

Image of 2009.030.180 - Plaque commemorating Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne of Burlingame High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 2001.  Plaque includes images of the Van Alstyne brothers and a brief biography:  "Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne became one of San Mateo County's most athletically gifted brother acts in the 1940s and early 1950s. Both were three-sport stars who attended Burlingame High School and Menlo College. Bruce, a year younger than Byron, played football at Stanford as an end and linebacker He participated in the 1951 East-West Shrine Game. He turned down a chance to play pro football. Byron, a guard, went on to play basketball at USC. Both brothers served in the U.S. Navy."

2009.030.180 - Plaque commemorating Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne of Burlingame High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 2001. Plaque includes images of the Van Alstyne brothers and a brief biography: "Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne became one of San Mateo County's most athletically gifted brother acts in the 1940s and early 1950s. Both were three-sport stars who attended Burlingame High School and Menlo College. Bruce, a year younger than Byron, played football at Stanford as an end and linebacker He participated in the 1951 East-West Shrine Game. He turned down a chance to play pro football. Byron, a guard, went on to play basketball at USC. Both brothers served in the U.S. Navy."

Plaque commemorating Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne of Burlingame High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 5, 2001. Plaque includes images of the Van Alstyne brothers and a brief biography: "Bruce and Byron Van Alstyne became one of San Mateo County's most athletically gifted brother acts in the 1940s and early 1950s. Both were three-sport stars who attended Burlingame High School and Menlo College. Bruce, a year younger than Byron, played football at Stanford as an end and linebacker He participated in the 1951 East-West Shrine Game. He turned down a chance to play pro football. Byron, a guard, went on to play basketball at USC. Both brothers served in

Image of 2009.030.186 - Plaque commemorating Bill Walsh of College of San Mateo being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 18, 1993.  Plaque includes image of Walsh and a brief biography:  "For Bill Walsh, the road from the College of San Mateo to the Superbowl was a long and varied one.  A former CSM quarterback for Coach Herb Hudson, Walsh graduated from San Jose State and then began his coaching career.
He went from a high school job in the East Bay to assistant positions at Cal, Stanford and the Raiders, Bengals and Chargers of the NFL.  /  He did a first stint as Stanford's boss in 1977 and '78.  In 1979, he took over the Forty Niners top post, leading that NFL franchise to three Super Bowls.  He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  /  He returned to Stanford in 1992.  The Cardinal tied for the Pac-10 championship that year.  In his two Stanford tours of duty, Walsh's teams have won three post-season bowl games in three tries."

2009.030.186 - Plaque commemorating Bill Walsh of College of San Mateo being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 18, 1993. Plaque includes image of Walsh and a brief biography: "For Bill Walsh, the road from the College of San Mateo to the Superbowl was a long and varied one. A former CSM quarterback for Coach Herb Hudson, Walsh graduated from San Jose State and then began his coaching career. He went from a high school job in the East Bay to assistant positions at Cal, Stanford and the Raiders, Bengals and Chargers of the NFL. / He did a first stint as Stanford's boss in 1977 and '78. In 1979, he took over the Forty Niners top post, leading that NFL franchise to three Super Bowls. He is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. / He returned to Stanford in 1992. The Cardinal tied for the Pac-10 championship that year. In his two Stanford tours of duty, Walsh's teams have won three post-season bowl games in three tries."

Plaque commemorating Bill Walsh of College of San Mateo being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on May 18, 1993. Plaque includes image of Walsh and a brief biography: "For Bill Walsh, the road from the College of San Mateo to the Superbowl was a long and varied one. A former CSM quarterback for Coach Herb Hudson, Walsh graduated from San Jose State and then began his coaching career. He went from a high school job in the East Bay to assistant positions at Cal, Stanford and the Raiders, Bengals and Chargers of the NFL. / He did a first stint as Stanford's boss in 1977 and '78. In 1979, he took over the Forty Niners top post, leading that NFL franchise to three Super

Image of 2011.026.005 - Plaque commemorating Bill Neukom of San Mateo High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 14, 2011.  Plaque includes image of Neukom and a brief biography:  "For Bill Neukom, the 2010 Major League Baseball season was a wild and gratifying ride indeed.  In just his second year as the Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants, he watched the ballclub get into the National League playoffs on the last day of the regular season.  Then the Giants roared through the post-season, capturing their first World Series championship since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958.  Neukom, an attorney whose tremendous management/business skills were put to use in revitalizing the Bay Area franchise, is a former basketball player and long-distance runner."

2011.026.005 - Plaque commemorating Bill Neukom of San Mateo High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 14, 2011. Plaque includes image of Neukom and a brief biography: "For Bill Neukom, the 2010 Major League Baseball season was a wild and gratifying ride indeed. In just his second year as the Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants, he watched the ballclub get into the National League playoffs on the last day of the regular season. Then the Giants roared through the post-season, capturing their first World Series championship since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. Neukom, an attorney whose tremendous management/business skills were put to use in revitalizing the Bay Area franchise, is a former basketball player and long-distance runner."

Plaque commemorating Bill Neukom of San Mateo High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 14, 2011. Plaque includes image of Neukom and a brief biography: "For Bill Neukom, the 2010 Major League Baseball season was a wild and gratifying ride indeed. In just his second year as the Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the San Francisco Giants, he watched the ballclub get into the National League playoffs on the last day of the regular season. Then the Giants roared through the post-season, capturing their first World Series championship since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. Neukom, an attorney whose tremendous management/busi

Image of 2011.026.006 - Plaque commemorating Tori Nyberg of Carlmont High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 14, 2011.  Plaque includes image of Nyberg and a brief biography:  "Almost from the moment she stepped onto the bucolic Belmont campus of Carlmont High in the 1990's, Tori Nyberg was a pitching phenom.  In four highly successful seasons there, she won a state record 113 games.  She set California marks with 35 wins and 28 shutouts in a single campaign.  She was Central Coast Section Player of the Year and an all-state selection three times.  At Stanford University, she recorded 53 victories, striking out 440 batters in 551 innings.  She had 14 shutouts and a career 1.74 earned run average.  She was an all-Pac 10 performer twice."

2011.026.006 - Plaque commemorating Tori Nyberg of Carlmont High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 14, 2011. Plaque includes image of Nyberg and a brief biography: "Almost from the moment she stepped onto the bucolic Belmont campus of Carlmont High in the 1990's, Tori Nyberg was a pitching phenom. In four highly successful seasons there, she won a state record 113 games. She set California marks with 35 wins and 28 shutouts in a single campaign. She was Central Coast Section Player of the Year and an all-state selection three times. At Stanford University, she recorded 53 victories, striking out 440 batters in 551 innings. She had 14 shutouts and a career 1.74 earned run average. She was an all-Pac 10 performer twice."

Plaque commemorating Tori Nyberg of Carlmont High School being inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 14, 2011. Plaque includes image of Nyberg and a brief biography: "Almost from the moment she stepped onto the bucolic Belmont campus of Carlmont High in the 1990's, Tori Nyberg was a pitching phenom. In four highly successful seasons there, she won a state record 113 games. She set California marks with 35 wins and 28 shutouts in a single campaign. She was Central Coast Section Player of the Year and an all-state selection three times. At Stanford University, she recorded 53 victories, striking out 440 batters in 551 innings. She had 14 shutouts and a career 1.7

Image of 2013.025.003 - 2013 Jim Honeywell Sports Hall of Fame Plaque.  Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jim Honeywell of Jefferson High School and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013.  Plaque includes image of Honeywell and a brief biography:  "One of the finest all-around athletes ever to perform in northern San Mateo County, he excelled on the football field in the 1950s.  By his senior year at the Daly City school, his name was at the top of the list when it came to gridiron excellence.  An honorable mention prep All-American, he was named Player of the Year in Northern California.  At the U.S. Naval Academy, he played on the school's much-heralded Orange Bowl team.  He was a U.S. Marine fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, participating in 240 combat missions.  Later, he became a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Black-and-white image of Honeywell is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013.025.003 - 2013 Jim Honeywell Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jim Honeywell of Jefferson High School and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Honeywell and a brief biography: "One of the finest all-around athletes ever to perform in northern San Mateo County, he excelled on the football field in the 1950s. By his senior year at the Daly City school, his name was at the top of the list when it came to gridiron excellence. An honorable mention prep All-American, he was named Player of the Year in Northern California. At the U.S. Naval Academy, he played on the school's much-heralded Orange Bowl team. He was a U.S. Marine fighter pilot during the Vietnam War, participating in 240 combat missions. Later, he became a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Black-and-white image of Honeywell is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013 Jim Honeywell Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jim Honeywell of Jefferson High School and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Honeywell and a brief biography: "One of the finest all-around athletes ever to perform in northern San Mateo County, he excelled on the football field in the 1950s. By his senior year at the Daly City school, his name was at the top of the list when it came to gridiron excellence. An honorable mention prep All-American, he was named Player of the Year in Northern California. At the U.S. Naval Academy, he played on the school's much-heralded Or

Image of 2013.025.005 - 2013 Sam Nicolopulos Sports Hall of Fame Plaque.  Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating San Nicolopulos of South San Francisco, San Carlos, Carlemont, and Woodside High Schools, College of San Mateo, Canada College, and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013.  Plaque includes image of Nicolopulos and a brief biography:  "A football/basketball star at South San Francisco High School, he served in the U.S. Army.  He played baseball and football for what was then San Mateo Junior College.  He was the head wrestling coach at Carlmont High School and then head football/wrestling coach at San Carlos High School.  His combined Carlmont/San Carlos dual meet wrestling record was 92-22.  He coached the wrestling program at Canada College.  In five of his seven seasons in that post, he sent wrestlers to the state meet.  During his long coaching career in San Mateo County, he influenced the lives of thousands of students."  Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers.  Black-and-white photo of Nicolopulos is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013.025.005 - 2013 Sam Nicolopulos Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating San Nicolopulos of South San Francisco, San Carlos, Carlemont, and Woodside High Schools, College of San Mateo, Canada College, and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Nicolopulos and a brief biography: "A football/basketball star at South San Francisco High School, he served in the U.S. Army. He played baseball and football for what was then San Mateo Junior College. He was the head wrestling coach at Carlmont High School and then head football/wrestling coach at San Carlos High School. His combined Carlmont/San Carlos dual meet wrestling record was 92-22. He coached the wrestling program at Canada College. In five of his seven seasons in that post, he sent wrestlers to the state meet. During his long coaching career in San Mateo County, he influenced the lives of thousands of students." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Black-and-white photo of Nicolopulos is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013 Sam Nicolopulos Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating San Nicolopulos of South San Francisco, San Carlos, Carlemont, and Woodside High Schools, College of San Mateo, Canada College, and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Nicolopulos and a brief biography: "A football/basketball star at South San Francisco High School, he served in the U.S. Army. He played baseball and football for what was then San Mateo Junior College. He was the head wrestling coach at Carlmont High School and then head football/wrestling coach at San Carlos High School. His combined Carlmont/San Carlos

Image of 2013.025.007 - 2013 Drew Shiller Sports Hall of Fame Plaque.  Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Drew Shiller of Burlingame High School and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013.  Plaque includes image of Shiller and a brief biography:  "Arguably the most honored prep athlete in the modern history of San Mateo County, he was named California's high school Male Athlete of the Year in 2005, and for good reason.  His exploits as a three-sport star at Burlingame became the stuff of local legend.  He led both his football and baseball teams to dramatic Central Coast Section championships, but, eventually, basketball wound up being his best sport.  He took his hard court skills to  the University of San Francisco, then to Stanford University.  After graduating from the latter institution, he went on to pursue a career in broadcasting." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Color image of Shiller is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013.025.007 - 2013 Drew Shiller Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Drew Shiller of Burlingame High School and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Shiller and a brief biography: "Arguably the most honored prep athlete in the modern history of San Mateo County, he was named California's high school Male Athlete of the Year in 2005, and for good reason. His exploits as a three-sport star at Burlingame became the stuff of local legend. He led both his football and baseball teams to dramatic Central Coast Section championships, but, eventually, basketball wound up being his best sport. He took his hard court skills to the University of San Francisco, then to Stanford University. After graduating from the latter institution, he went on to pursue a career in broadcasting." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Color image of Shiller is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013 Drew Shiller Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Drew Shiller of Burlingame High School and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Shiller and a brief biography: "Arguably the most honored prep athlete in the modern history of San Mateo County, he was named California's high school Male Athlete of the Year in 2005, and for good reason. His exploits as a three-sport star at Burlingame became the stuff of local legend. He led both his football and baseball teams to dramatic Central Coast Section championships, but, eventually, basketball wound up being his best sport. He took

Image of 2013.025.009 - 2013 Jim Zylker Sports Hall of Fame Plaque.  Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jim Zylker of South San Francisco and Aragon High Schools, Canada College and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013.  Plaque includes image of Zylker and a brief biography:  "Jim Zylker is synonymous with soccer on the Peninsula.  At South San Francisco, he was a standout on the soccer field.  At Canada College in Redwood City, he was a two-time community college All-American, leading the Colts to two state titles in 1969 and 1970,  During the former campaign, he tallied 54 goals, a school record.  At San Jose State University, he again was an all-American and set a single-season assist record.  He was a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team and he spent two seasons in the North American Soccer League.  He was also a women's soccer coach at Canada when the Colts made four state playoff appearances."  Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers.  Black-and-white image of Zylker is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013.025.009 - 2013 Jim Zylker Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jim Zylker of South San Francisco and Aragon High Schools, Canada College and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Zylker and a brief biography: "Jim Zylker is synonymous with soccer on the Peninsula. At South San Francisco, he was a standout on the soccer field. At Canada College in Redwood City, he was a two-time community college All-American, leading the Colts to two state titles in 1969 and 1970, During the former campaign, he tallied 54 goals, a school record. At San Jose State University, he again was an all-American and set a single-season assist record. He was a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team and he spent two seasons in the North American Soccer League. He was also a women's soccer coach at Canada when the Colts made four state playoff appearances." Plaque and induction was sponsored by The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau in cooperation with San Mateo County Event Center and Media Sponsor The San Mateo County Times. Silver-colored plaque is mounted under acrylic onto a laminated wooden board by four decorative brass-colored screws and washers. Black-and-white image of Zylker is in the upper right hand corner and Hall of Fame logo is in the upper left corner.

2013 Jim Zylker Sports Hall of Fame Plaque. Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating Jim Zylker of South San Francisco and Aragon High Schools, Canada College and Stanford University who was inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11, 2013. Plaque includes image of Zylker and a brief biography: "Jim Zylker is synonymous with soccer on the Peninsula. At South San Francisco, he was a standout on the soccer field. At Canada College in Redwood City, he was a two-time community college All-American, leading the Colts to two state titles in 1969 and 1970, During the former campaign, he tallied 54 goals, a school record. At San Jose State University, he again was an all-American

Image of 2014.019.006 - Jim Gaughran Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2014. Plaque includes image of Jim Gaughran and a brief biography: "One of the greatest prep swimmers and water polo players ever produced on the Peninsula, Jim later excelled at Stanford University, becoming an all-American in both aquatic sports. He was a member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic water polo team. It was only natural that he proceeded to take up coaching in the pool. As Standford's head coach from 1960 to 1979 he coached 21 Olympic swimmers (winners of 8 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals) and 4 Olympic water polo players. His swimmers won 22 NCAA Championships in all strokes and all distances, and 4 relays. His Stanford swim teams compiled an overall dual meet record of 129-47-1 (.732)."

2014.019.006 - Jim Gaughran Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2014. Plaque includes image of Jim Gaughran and a brief biography: "One of the greatest prep swimmers and water polo players ever produced on the Peninsula, Jim later excelled at Stanford University, becoming an all-American in both aquatic sports. He was a member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic water polo team. It was only natural that he proceeded to take up coaching in the pool. As Standford's head coach from 1960 to 1979 he coached 21 Olympic swimmers (winners of 8 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals) and 4 Olympic water polo players. His swimmers won 22 NCAA Championships in all strokes and all distances, and 4 relays. His Stanford swim teams compiled an overall dual meet record of 129-47-1 (.732)."

Jim Gaughran Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame Plaque, 2014. Plaque includes image of Jim Gaughran and a brief biography: "One of the greatest prep swimmers and water polo players ever produced on the Peninsula, Jim later excelled at Stanford University, becoming an all-American in both aquatic sports. He was a member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic water polo team. It was only natural that he proceeded to take up coaching in the pool. As Standford's head coach from 1960 to 1979 he coached 21 Olympic swimmers (winners of 8 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals) and 4 Olympic water polo players. His swimmers won 22 NCAA Championships in all strokes and all distances, and 4 relays. His Stanford swim teams co