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Hall of Fame Honors Titan Athletes and Coach Oct. 11

Oct. 7, 2013

Cal State Fullerton will honor the achievements of those who have served on the field or on the court, along with the University's rich athletic history, during this year's Athletics Hall of Fame.

More than 200 guests will be in attendance to witness the Oct. 11 induction of the Hall's fifth biennial class, which begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail hour in the Grand Ballroom of the Fullerton Marriott on campus. The induction ceremony for All-American gymnast Carol Johnston, the men's soccer program all-time leading scorer Mike Fox, pioneering basketball coach Bobby Dye, and the 1995 NCAA National Champion baseball team, follows at 7 p.m.

The ceremony is officially sold out.

Director of Athletics Jim Donovan said the honorees exemplify Titan Pride.

"This event acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our exceptional former student-athletes and coaches that have contributed to make Titan Athletics the successful program it is today," Donovan said.

The honorees:

Bobby Dye
A Los Angeles native who played collegiately at Fullerton Junior College and Idaho State, Dye parlayed a 115-50 overall record and a California junior college state championship in 1972 at Santa Monica College into the head job at Cal State Fullerton, helping the Titans transition from the Division II level to Division I in 1974 — his second season on the sidelines at Titan Gym.

Mike Fox
Fox was a prolific scorer during his college career at Cal State Fullerton, netting 10 goals in 1980, 11 in 1981 and 17 in 1982. He also holds the school's season record for assists with 13 in 1980. In 1982, Fox was selected as a second-team All American. His professional career included playing with the New York Cosmos and the Los Angeles Heat. He also played on the U.S. national team and was a member of the U.S. 1984 Olympic soccer team.

Carol Johnston
She never planned on being a movie star. She really wanted to win a national championship. Either way, All-American Carol Johnston etched her name into Cal State Fullerton athletic lore as a member of one of the most dominant collegiate women's gymnastics teams of her time. And following a 20-minute educational film about her, she became a star in the feature film "Lefty."

1995 NCAA Baseball Champions
Head Coach Augie Garrido labeled 1995 a "rebuilding year" before the Titan team came back with a roar, building a 57-9 overall record — still the best in school history — and a Big West Conference title. The '95 Titans became the first No. 1 seed to win the College World Series, outscoring the championship field by a combined total of 39-11, including a trio of 11-run games. The run culminated in an 11-5 victory over Southern California rival, and 11-time national champion, USC in the title game.

A waiting list has been established for those still interested in attending. For more information, or to add your name to the list, please email or call 657-278-5369.

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