Monday, May 18, 2015

Vicky Galindo to Enter Cal Hall of Fame

Cal Golden Bears & Team USA legend Vicky Galindo will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame later this year as a member of the class of 2015, the school announced last week.

Galindo is one of eight athletes that will be inducted in a ceremony on October 30th; the group will also be honored at halftime of the Cal/USC football game the day after.

A two-time all-American and longtime Team USA and NPF star, Galindo is one of the most recognizable names in the game. After joining the national team after her senior collegiate season, Galindo won a silver medal at the 2008 Olympics and an NPF championship with the Chicago Bandits in 2011.

Galindo came to Cal after transferring from West Valley College following her freshman season. She continues to hold a position in the top five in multiple Golden Bear offensive categories, including first in doubles; third in hits, total bases, and defensive assists; and fifth in stolen bases.

She helped lead the Bears to Oklahoma City and the Women’s College World Series all three of her years there, though they were unable to repeat the success of their 2002 title-winning season.

Vicky is the seventh Cal softball player to enter the Hall of Fame, following Leslie Partch (inducted 1990); Michele Granger (1998); Gillian Boxx (2005); Pan Reinoehl (2010); Jocelyn Forest (2012); Candace Harper (2013).

Galindo retired from Team USA in 2011 and from the NPF in 2013.

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