2016 Inductees

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David Ashley

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Athlete, post-1960 Dave won a Gold Medal for the United States in the International Six Day Trials in Austria while sponsored by Yamaha (1975). It marked the first Gold Medal for a Japanese Manufacturer despite many years of world competition. Dave was 18 years old and still in High School. Many people from the U.S., including Riverside ...

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Sue Gozansky

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Coach Sue Gozansky was one of the true pioneers of collegiate women's volleyball at the University of California, Riverside. Under her leadership, the Highlanders won the AIAW National Championship in 1977 and two NCAA Division II National Titles in 1982 and 1986. Her teams also placed second nationally in 1974 and 1975 and third nationally in ...

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Dusty Baker

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Athlete,  Pre 1960 Dusty was born on June 15, 1949 in Riverside. As a child, the Lions Little League at Patterson Park filled his summer days and his positive experience playing for his father made playing professional baseball a life-long dream. After his sophomore year at Poly High School, he and his family moved to northern ...

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Joanna Hayes

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Athlete, post-1960 Joanna moved to Riverside in 1981 when she was four years old and participated in sports offered through the Recreation Department. At John W North High School, Joanna participated in several sports including basketball, soccer and track. In 1995, she set a meet record in winning the 100 meter hurdles, in addition to winning ...

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Leon Parma

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Athlete,  Pre 1960 A Riverside native. In 1950 he married Barbara Bennet (Poly 1948) Four children, 13 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren 1945 Poly class President; varsity letterman football: basketball, track, and baseball- After service: returned to Riverside Junior College. Lettered 2 years in football and baseball. He was the San Diego State University quarterback 1948, '49, '50 league ...

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Adam Kennedy

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Athlete, post-1960 Adam was born in Riverside, where he attended J.W North High School, playing baseball and basketball for the Huskies. For North baseball, he was an accomplished second baseman through 1994, which led to a scholarship to Cal State Northridge. Adam excelled at shortstop for the Matadors and set school records in career hits, RBI ...

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Henry Coil

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Contributor Henry W. Coil Jr., is a lifelong Riverside resident and graduate of Riverside Poly High School where he was a prominent member of the Swim Team. He went onto UC Berkeley where he was a member of the Water Polo team, while earning his engineering degree. After graduation, Henry served his country in the U.S. ...

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