Eight Inducted Into Athletic Hall of Fame
May 10, 2001
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University's rich and storied athletic tradition will come alive on Thursday night, May 10 with the inauguration of eight members into the institution's Athletic Hall of Fame.
The eight new members of the Santa Clara University Athletic Hall of Fame include: David Alfaro '80 (football), Michael Gonzales '78 (football), Stacey MacDonough Wolfe `89 (volleyball), Bob McKillop '50 (basketball), Scott Nelson '88 (boxing), David Palic '89 (soccer), Terri Reade Bramer '82 (basketball), Rich Robertson '66 (baseball).
This year's inductees bring the total number of members in Santa Clara's Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 1962, to 215 athletes and one team which represent the best in Santa Clara's athletic heritage.
Alfaro helped lead the Bronco football team to the 1980 national semifinals and was a first-team Academic All-America selection. He set two single game records while at Santa Clara and is the third on the Bronco career passing charts and is sixth in total office. He is also in the top 10 for season passing yards and total offense. Alfaro is presently a dentist in West Covina, Calif.
Gonzales was a four-year starter on the Bronco football team and was a first-team All-America honoree in his senior season. He started on both sides of the ball during his career and was the team's leading tackler as a senior. He was selected as a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame/Scholar-Athlete during an outstanding prep career at St. Patrick's High School in Vallejo. He earned his Master's degree in business administration in 1983. Gonzales is presently an executive with Foster City, Calif.-based WebVan Corporation.
MacDonough Wolfe is one of the top players in Santa Clara volleyball history, earning all-West Coast Conference honors four times. She holds records for services aces and blocking and remains on the Bronco career and single season statistical charts for kills, attempts and hitting percentage. She was a prep star at San Jose's (Calif.) Wilcox High School.
McKillop was one of 22 players selected as one of Santa Clara's top basketball players during the first half of the century by former Bronco coaches George Barsi, Ray Pesco and Bob Feerick. He was a three-year starter and leading scorer and was selected to the All-Star Cow Palace Team. He served as a high school coach at Hayward (Calif.) High School and later served as athletic director for the school district.
Nelson began his career as a wrestler at San Jose's (Calif.) Gunderson High School and qualified for the United States Olympic Team while at West Valley College. He transferred to Santa Clara, joined the boxing team and went on to win the National Intercollegiate championship in the 125-pound weight class twice and was a two-time All-America selection. He went undefeated during his collegiate career. He presently serves as a real estate broker in Honolulu, Hawai'i.
Palic was a first-team All-America soccer player for the Broncos and remains in the Santa Clara record books for assists and points. He was an all-West Coast Conference and all-Pacific Soccer Conference selection. Palic was one of the most highly recruited prep players in the country from LaSalle High School in Pasadena (Calif.) prior to attending Santa Clara. He presently serves as a marketing manager for Navisite, Inc. Scotts Valley and resides in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Reade-Bramer is the first female to surpass the career 1,000-point scoring mark and led the Santa Clara women's basketball team in scoring twice during her career. She set the Bronco freshman scoring record and finished her career with Bronco records for field goal and free throw percentage. She is also one of the top 10 rebounders in school history and was twice named the team's Most Valuable Player. She presently serves as manager of financial operations at Community Hospital in Fresno, Calif.
Robertson is one of Santa Clara's top single season strikeout leaders and his earned run average of 2.20 in 1965 remains the fourth-best in Bronco baseball history. That season he led the team in wins, ERA, complete games, innings pitched, strikeouts and appearances. A graduate of Napa (Calif.) High School, Robertson joined the Broncos his sophomore year and was an all-California Intercollegiate Baseball Association selection. In 1966 he signed a professional contract with the San Francisco Giants. Robertson presently serves as a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker in Saratoga, Calif.