Dec. 14, 2008
The Week Ahead...
Humble thanks from this year's Matador Hall of Fame class ... Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, offers his weekly insights on the accomplishments of the teams, coaches, and student-athletes who compete for Cal State Northridge ... For more information on CSUN Athletics, go to the new website of Matador Athletics, www.gomatadors.com
Hall of Fame Hoopla...
It has been pretty amazing the reaction from the 2009 inductees into the Matador Hall of Fame ... Clearly, each candidate is deserving of entry into this distinguished group of former CSUN student-athletes, coaches and administrators ... Here were some of the reactions when each inductee was informed of the good news.
"I am honored to be inducted into the Matador Hall of Fame" - former CSUN football great Marcus Brady
"It's because of my teammates and coaches that I am receiving this honor. Thank you." - former Matador basketball great Brian Heinle
"I never thought about making the Hall of Fame as one my goals, but I always thought it would be pretty cool if I ever did make it one day." - former Matador swimming great Jeff Kubiak
"When I first heard the news, I was in shock. After all these years, I wasn't sure it would happen or that I even deserved the honor. I am humbled to be included among such a great group (Hall of Famers)." - former CSUN softball great Beth Onestinghel-Woll
"I am honored. My years at Northridge were not only for the school, but for the community as well." - former Matador head soccer coach Marwan Ass'ad
"It is difficult to express how much this selection means to me. This certainly puts an extra large candle with much sparkle on my retirement cake. Thank you so much for this honor." - Former Matador women's track & field head coach Dr. Barbara Swerkes
"It is great that we honor this baseball team by their induction into the Matador Hall of Fame." - Bob Hiegert, head coach of the 1970 Matador national championship baseball team
Each inductee will be honored at the Hall of Fame ceremonies on March 1 at the Warner Center Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills ... Ticket information regarding the banquet will be announced shortly ... During the induction weekend. the University has a number of athletic events scheduled - February 27 through March 1, the baseball team will host Texas Tech; February 28 - the men's basketball team will host Long Beach State at 3:00 p.m. in a televised game at The Matadome; and on March 1, the women's tennis team will host UC Santa Barbara at noon.
Athletic events THIS WEEK at Cal State Northridge
Thursday, December 18
Men's Basketball vs Pepperdine, The Matadome, 7:05 p.m.
Friday, December 19
Women's Basketball at UNLV, 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 20
Women's Basketball vs Oklahoma State or Southern Mississippi at Las Vegas Classic, tba