An evening of tremendous generosity and heart-felt gratitude took place at the University of La Verne’s 2014 Scholarship Gala on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Hosted at the Sheraton Fairplex Conference...
Eight standouts from six decades receive highest athletic honor.
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.