Sunday, May 21, 2017

Vecchione to Reach UCLA Hall of Fame

Cal Poly associate head coach Gina Vecchione will be inducted into her alma mater, UCLA’s, Hall of Fame later this year.

Vecchione, one of nine inductees in the class of 2017 for the Bruins, was part of the Bruins’ first-ever Women’s College World Series-winning squad, and was named to the all-WCWS tournament squad in 1982.

A three-time all-region winner, Vecchione was named an all-American in 1982. She earned an admission to the PAC-12’s all-Century team.

In 2007, the Bruins softball program retired her #2 jersey. Vecchione was inducted into the ASA Hall of Fame in 1997.

She is joined in induction into the Bruins Hall of Fame in 2017 by Toby Bailey (basketball); Robin Beauregard (water polo); Monique Henderson (track and field); Maurice Jones-Drew (football); Bob Larsen (coach); Kristen Maloney (gymnastics); Brandon Taliaferro (volleyball); and Bobby Field (extraordinary service).

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