• 1953-1954 Basketball Team: Coach: Carl L. Shy; Players: Fred Anson '54, William "Bill" Chambers '55, Dan Chilton, Chin-Kuang Jack Chow, Phil Conley, James "Jim" Koontz '56, James "Jim" Tyler, Richard "Dick" Smith '54, Howard "Howie" Shanks, Eugene "Gene" Nelson '56, George Madsen '55 and Paul Lindfors Managers: James Higgins, Milton Kimmel

Caltech Athletics Announces Hall of Honor Inductees

On March 15, Caltech Athletics announced the newest class of inductees into the Caltech Athletics Hall of Honor. The Hall of Honor, established in 2014, celebrates significant athletic achievements by members of the Caltech community, commemorates Caltech's athletic tradition and commitment to competitive excellence, and recognizes the important role that athletic participation plays in students' overall development.

This year's inductees are baseball player Jim Hamrick, Jr. (BS '86), the mostly highly decorated player in Caltech baseball history; Cailin (Henderson) Sibley (BS '97), who participated in the NCAA Championships in both cross country and track and field; swimmer and diver Chris McKinnon (BS '83), who qualified for the NCAA Championships in each of his four years; cross-country and track and field athlete Folke Karl Skoog (BS '32, PhD '36), who was both an Olympian (participating in the 1932 Summer Olympics) and a scientist whose pioneering work in plant physiology earned him the 1991 National Medal of Science; two-time All-American Gregg Wright (BS '69), a swimmer, diver, and water-polo player; the 1953–54 men's basketball team, winner of the only outright conference title in program history; and Bert LaBrucherie, who coached the football, track and field, and cross-country teams over the course of his 25-year career.

The honorees will be inducted formally on Sunday, May 22, 2016, at the conclusion of Alumni Reunion Weekend. 

For more information on all of the inductees, read the full announcement on the Caltech Athletics site.

Written by Jessica Stoller-Conrad