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From left, Brandon Tedrow, Laurie Zernickow, Jeanette Ehrich, Carolyn Smith (for the late Jack Smith); Andre Bossieux; and Wanda Flora.

From left, Brandon Tedrow, Laurie Zernickow, Jeanette Ehrich, Carolyn Smith (for the late Jack Smith); Andre Bossieux; and Wanda Flora.

Eight Inducted into Hall of Fame

Eight standouts from six decades receive highest athletic honor.

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  • June 30, 2011

Eight former Leopard standouts spanning six different decades were recently welcomed into the Leopard Athletic Hall of Fame during a special dinner ceremony held at the Sheraton Ontario Airport. Established in 1994, the Hall of Fame highlights the university’s proud athletic tradition by recognizing the accomplishments of its student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

The latest class of inductees comprises Wanda Flora ’64, five-sport standout who later served as head women’s basketball coach at the University of Connecticut; Todd De Mitchell ’69, linebacker on the football team and 1969 honorable mention Small College All-America; Tim Burzette ’78, three-time All-America baseball catcher and recipient of the 1978 NAIA’s Charles Berry Hustle Award; Andre Bossieux ’83, basketball guard who earned first team All-SCIAC three straight years and a two-time All-District selection; Jeanette Ehrich ’91, starting setter for volleyball who was SCIAC Player of the Year and second team All-America in 1989; Laurie (Grey) Zernickow ’97, softball standout who twice led the conference in batting average and was 1997 SCIAC Player of the Year and a two-time All-Region selection; Brandon Tedrow ’03, the NCAA Division III javelin champion and SCIAC Athlete of the Year in 2003 and a 2002 All-America in the decathlon; and the late Jack Smith ’55, outstanding football and basketball player who later coached at both Claremont High School and La Verne.

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