UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Revealed
Eight outstanding Bruins will join the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in the Class of 2021. The members of the star-studded class are as follows: Trevor Bauer (baseball), Jeanette Bolden (track & field), Tiffany Joh (women's golf), Megan Langenfeld (softball), Marcedes Lewis (football), Tracy Murray (men's basketball), Keiko Price (women's swimming & diving), and Kate Richardson (gymnastics). Induction details will be announced at a later date.
The Hall of Fame class includes two Olympians (Bolden and Richardson), a Golden Spikes and Cy Young Award winner (Bauer), UCLA's only Mackey Award winner (Lewis), a member of the UCLA men's basketball top 10 scoring list (Murray), a four-time All-American and current LPGA pro (Joh), the Most Outstanding Player at the Women's College World Series (Langenfeld) and a 22-time All-American (Price). Bolden, Langenfeld and Richardson also won NCAA Championships as Bruins.
Following are biographies on the 2021 UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame members:
Trevor Bauer (Baseball, 2009-11)
The 2011 Golden Spikes Award winner and Baseball America National Player of the Year, Trevor Bauer has mirrored his collegiate success in the Major Leagues, winning the National League Cy Young Award in 2020 after leading the league with a 1.73 ERA. At UCLA, Bauer was a three-time All-American and the 2009 National Freshman Pitcher of the Year. Over three years, he posted a 34-8 record with a 2.36 ERA and 460 strikeouts in 373 1/3 innings. He remains the lone Bruin to reach the single-season 200-strikeout plateau, whiffing a Pac-12 record 203 batters in 2011. Bauer holds UCLA records for career and single-season strikeouts, along with career victories (34). He helped the Bruins reach the College World Series finals in 2010, earning a spot on the All-CWS Team. Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the No. 3 overall in the 2011MLB Draft, he made his MLB debut in 2012 and was an All-Star for the Cleveland Indians in 2018, finishing the year ranked first in the American League with a 2.44 FIP (fielding independent production).
Jeanette Bolden (Track & Field, 1981-83 student-athlete, 1991-93 assistant coach, 1994-2013 women's head coach)
Jeanette Bolden saw tremendous success at UCLA as both an athlete and coach. A five-time All-American and still the collegiate indoor record-holder in the 50m (6.13), she helped lead the Bruins to the first NCAA women's outdoor title in 1982. Two years later, she won Olympic gold as a member of the 4x100m relay and placed fourth in the 100m. She joined the UCLA coaching staff in 1991 and became women's head coach in 1993. Under her supervision, the UCLA women won NCAA indoor titles in 2000 and 2001, the NCAA outdoor title in 2004 and a total of 10 Pac-10 titles, including eight-straight from 1997-2004. A 10-time Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Bolden coached over 50 All-Americans and six NCAA champions during her tenure. She also served as head coach of the U.S. women's track and field team for the 2008 Olympics, becoming the first head coach in U.S. Olympic history to have won an Olympic medal as an athlete. She helped lead the U.S. to 23 medals, including three won by a trio of Bruins. Bolden was inducted into the USTFCCCA Hall of Fame in 2010.
Tiffany Joh (Women's Golf, 2006-09)
Tiffany Joh made history by becoming the first four-time All-American in UCLA women's golf history and was just the third UCLA freshman ever to earn first-team All-America acclaim. She earned Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honors in 2006 while helping lead UCLA to the Pac-10 team title, won conference individual medalist honors in 2007, and was named the 2008 Pac-10 Golfer of the Year. Joh totaled two Top 5 NCAA finishes, placing second in a playoff in 2008 after finishing fifth in 2007. She won a total of three collegiate tournaments and is tied for second all-time at UCLA in Top 10 finishes (24), fourth in rounds in the 60s (22) and fifth in rounds under par (41). As a Bruin, she won U.S. Women's Amateur Publinks titles in 2006 and 2008 and was a member of the 2008 U.S. team that won the Curtis Cup. As a professional, Joh won two tournaments on the Futures Tour and earned a runner-up finish at the 2011 Navistar LPGA Classic. In 2019, she recorded two Top 5 finishes, including a third-place showing at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic.
Megan Langenfeld, Softball (2007-10)
Megan Langenfeld's performance at the 2010 Women's College World Series was legendary. Named the Most Outstanding Player at the WCWS, she hit .706 with a then-record four home runs and earned three victories in the circle. Most memorably, she hit two home runs in Game 1 of the Championship Series against Arizona, including a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning that gave her a WCWS record 10 total bases in the game. The Bruins went on to sweep the Wildcats in the series to capture UCLA's 11th NCAA title. Langenfeld was a three-time All-American, the 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year and the 2010 Los Angeles Sportswoman of the Year. She finished her UCLA career with a 53-9 record, 1.42 ERA and 348 strikeouts. In the school record books, she still ranks first in career saves (12), second in on-base percentage (.515) and fifth in slugging (.671). Langenfeld is now an assistant coach for the Oregon softball team.
Marcedes Lewis, Football (2002-05)
The only Bruin to win the Mackey Award as the nation's top collegiate tight end, Marcedes Lewis capped a four-year UCLA career in 2005 with the prestigious award, along with consensus first-team All-America honors. Lewis' 21 career touchdowns still rank second on UCLA's all-time list, and his 58 receptions in 2005 rank as the second-most ever by a Bruin tight end. He finished his UCLA career with 126 receptions. Lewis was selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he played for 12 seasons. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2010 after setting a franchise record with 10 touchdown catches, and he led all NFL tight ends in yards averaged per catch in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he was named Jacksonville's team captain and received the franchise tag. Lewis, who currently plays for the Green Bay Packers, started the Marcedes Lewis Foundation in 2009 to support youth opportunities in sports.
Tracy Murray, Men's Basketball (1990-92)
One of the greatest shooters in UCLA men's basketball history, Tracy Murray still ranks in the Top 10 on UCLA's career scoring list with 1,792 points (10th). He is also in the Top 10 in career scoring average (fifth, 18.3 ppg), career three-pointers made (sixth, 197), and career 3-point percentage (10th, 41.1%). In three seasons at UCLA, he led the Bruins to three NCAA Tournaments, including the 1990 Sweet 16 and the 1992 Elite Eight. Murray earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honors in 1990. As a sophomore and junior, he was named the team's MVP and secured back-to-back All-Pac-10 accolades. During his final season in Westwood, he averaged 21.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game and shot a Pac-12-leading 50.5% from the 3-point line, a percentage that still ranks No. 3 in school history. Murray was selected in the first round of the 1992 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs. He concluded his 12-year NBA career with averages of 9.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 659 total contests and is now a member of UCLA men's basketball's radio broadcast team.
Keiko Price, Women's Swimming & Diving (1997-2001)
A 22-time All-American and NCAA postgraduate scholarship recipient, Keiko Price shattered records and broke barriers during her four years at UCLA. As a freshman in 1997, she earned a team-best 26 first-place finishes and was awarded the team's Most Outstanding Newcomer/Freshman. The following three years, she earned the team's Most Valuable Swimmer award and was a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection. In 1999, she won the Pac-10 championship in the 100 Free with a winning mark of 49.54. Price once held five different Bruin records, and her best mark of 48.59 in the 100 free still ranks No. 3 all-time at UCLA. A member of the U.S. National Team, she qualified to three Olympic Trials. She is currently the Director of Athletics at Emory University after spending 14 years in administrative leadership and academic support.
Kate Richardson, Gymnastics (2003-06)
Canadian standout Kate Richardson came to UCLA two years after her first Olympic Games and made history after her sophomore season in 2004 by becoming the first current Bruin gymnast to make an Olympic team. She also became the first Canadian woman ever to qualify for event finals on floor exercise, where she placed seventh. As a Bruin gymnast, she won two NCAA team titles in 2003 and 2004 and three NCAA individual titles, capturing the 2003 uneven bars and balance beam titles and the 2006 floor crown. Richardson won a multitude of honors at UCLA, including 13 All-America awards, 14 All-Pac-10 awards, and three Academic All-America honors. She was named the 2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, 2006 Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year and a 2006 NCAA Today's Top VIII Award-winner. She scored nine perfect 10s in her career, including 10.0s on floor to win the 2003 and 2004 Pac-10 Championships. She also won the 2003 Pac-10 all-around title with a score of 39.825, a Pac-10 record that held for 16 years. Richardson was selected to the Pac-12 All-Century Team for floor exercise.