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Bill McClintock Inducted Into Cal Athletic Hall of Fame

Oct 22, 2022
Cal Athletic Hall-of-Famer Bill McClintock (left) poses with men's basketball head coach Mark Fox at the 2022 Hall of Fame induction gala.

BERKELEY – California men's basketball alumnus Bill McClintock was inducted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame during a gala at Pauley Ballroom on Friday night.

A forward for the Golden Bears, McClintock was a member of Cal's 1959 NCAA championship squad and the 1960 NCAA runner-up team. He totaled eight points in the Bears' 71-70 victory over West Virginia in the '59 title game and started for Cal the following season. A two-time all-conference selection, he earned honorable mention All-America honors as a junior and third-team All-America recognition as a senior. McClintock received the Nibs Price Award as Cal's MVP in 1960-61 and the team's Most Inspirational Award in 1959-60. He finished his career with 740 rebounds (8.8 rpg), which ranked second in school history at the time (now 10th). He also ranks 11th on Cal's season rebounding list with 289 from 1959-60 (10.6 rebounds per game) and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds at UCLA in 1961. As a senior, he led the Bears in scoring (15.0 points per game) and rebounding (10.6 RPG).

McClintock and nine other members of the 35th class of the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame were originally to be inducted in 2021, but the ceremony was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Friday night's gala featured 15 total inductees from the 35th and 36th classes, with McClintock featured alongside Sofie Andersson Aagaard (women's golf), Nathan Adrian (men's swimming & diving), Ahmad Anderson (football), Valerie Arioto (softball), Gavin Arroyo (men's water polo), Erin Cafaro (women's rowing), Justin Forsett (football), Angie Pressey Forsett (volleyball), Ray Lehner (rugby), Marshawn Lynch (football), Xavier Nady (baseball), Kort Schubert (rugby), Ashley Walker (women's basketball) and Peter Wright (men's tennis).

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