2010 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Class Announced
Four standouts will be inducted into the Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 6, 2010. The Induction Ceremony will be held during a banquet in the Edmunds Ballroom of the Smith Campus Center on Pomona College's Campus beginning at 6pm.
Tickets for the Induction Ceremony are required, and may be purchased using this form.
The 2010 Inductees are:
Steve Carlson (1994 graduate of Pomona) - SWIMMING – A four-year letterwinner, Carlson earned All-Conference honors seven times – and was Conference Champ six times. Carlson was SCIAC Champion four straight years in the 1650 freestyle, and SCIAC Champion in the 500 free in 1991 and 1993. Carlson set multiple school records in the 1650 free through four years, dropping the record from 16:36 to 16:11.21. In addition, he set the 1000 free school record in 1991, and was a member of the record-setting 400 Medley Relay in 1993. Carlson served as team captain in his senior year. He qualified for Nationals four straight years in the 1650 free, earning Honorable Mention All American twice (12th in 1993 in 16:33.74 and 14th in 1994 in 16:14.52). In addition, Carlson earned Academic All American four straight years, and was the Pomona-Pitzer Scholar Athlete (all sports) as a senior in 1994. A Pomona Scholar during his time at Pomona, Carlson was awarded the Backstrand prize, given to the outstanding junior in Economics, and the Pendleton prize, the economics department's highest honor. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated magna cum laude.
Eric Dugan (2000 graduate of Pitzer) - SOCCER – A four-year letterwinner, Dugan earned the Team MVP honors each year he played on the men's soccer squad. Dugan earned four straight First Team All-SCIAC honors, and twice won SCIAC Player of the Year honors as a junior and a senior. Dugan was awarded four straight NSCAA All Far West First Team honors, plus he was twice named to the NSCAA All American Team as a frosh and as a senior. In his first year on the squad, Dugan helped lead the team to the SCIAC Championships.
Kate (Hill) Barnett (2000 graduate of Pomona) TRACK AND FIELD – During her four years, Barnett earned seven All-Conference honors in three throwing events. Barnett was a three-time National Qualifier in hammer, earning two All America honors. She finished seventh as a junior and then took second as a senior, throwing a personal best. On the all-time lists for Pomona-Pitzer track and field history, Barnett stands at #2 for the hammer (168’8”), #5 for the discus (126’2”), and #6 for the shot (36’10 ¼”). A Team Captain as a senior, Barnett completed her career as one of the best-ever all-around throwers for Pomona-Pitzer.
Creed Pettit (1999 graduate of Pitzer) - FOOTBALL – "Creed was the best Defensive Lineman I have ever coached, and he led us in sacks during his time here." says Head Football Coach Roger Caron. Pettit was a four year starter, and earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors as frosh (then team left SCIAC), Pettit played on the Defensive Line all four years. During his time, defensive stats weren't kept, but he had at least ten quarterback sacks each season, including seven in one game against cross-campus rival Claremont-M-S. Pettit served as Team Captain his senior year. According to Coach Caron, "Creed was a leader through his actions on and off the field. His intensity during practice is what made him such an effective player come Saturday. He was never afraid to up the tempo in practice when needed, and we often had to ask him to back off a bit so that we could snap the ball without the quarterback getting crushed. He was impossible to block with only one player. He put in his time in the off-season to become a more effective athlete."