Horstmeyer Honored at Marin Old Time Athletes Dinner

May 11, 2004

BERKELEY, Calif. - Cal women's basketball head coach Caren Horstmeyer was the guest speaker at the annual Marin Old Time Athletes (MOTA) dinner May 4 at San Rafael Joe's.

Any athlete who competed in a Marin County high school sport prior to 1997 was invited to attend. A native of Greenbrae, Horstmeyer starred at Redwood High School, where she was the school's Female Athlete of the Year in 1980. She was named to 10 All-Marin County Athletic League teams in three sports - four each in basketball and soccer and two in softball - and earned 14 varsity letters.

In November of 2000, the 2004 Pac-10 Coach of the Year was inducted into the Marin Country Athletic Hall of Fame.

Cal women's basketball assistant coach Kirsten McKnight was also among those in attendance at the dinner. McKnight was the 1994 salutatorian at Redwood High School and was selected the Marin County Athletic League Women's Basketball Player of the Year as a senior.

The last two speakers at the MOTA dinner were Marin products Pete Carroll, USC's current head football coach, and Steve Lavin, former UCLA men's basketball coach. Horstmeyer's speech addressed her coaching staff's challenge of helping the Bears cope with the death of Alisa Lewis, the importance of recruiting, the future of the Cal basketball program and her pride in hailing from Marin.

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