July 26, 2010
DAVIS, Calif. - On June 5, six former Aggie student-athletes and a former assistant coach were officially inducted into the Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame. To summarize each honoree's career, the athletics department produces a short video presentation, compiling images, highlights and comments. By popular demand, the videos are now available on the athletics website.
Clicking the inductee's name will open a Windows Media player (or Macintosh equivalent) on your computer. A brief sketch of accomplishments is also provided for each honoree.
Compiled a 19-7 record and 2.73 ERA in three-year Aggie career despite pitching in most hitting-friendly period of NCAA baseball history... Struck out school-record 329 batters in 267.0 innings for per-nine rate of 11.09... Two-time All-American and All-West Region selection... California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year in 1999... Posted ERA of 1.82 as a sophomore, lowest by a UC Davis pitcher since 1972... Drafted in fourth round by Pittsburgh Pirates in 1999.
Only first-team All-American in UC Davis men's golf history... Two-time team MVP (Jerry Lilliedoll Award)... Helped lead Aggies to three straight eighth-place finishes at NCAA Division II Championship... Led team in stroke average in 1998-99 and 2001-02, including 72.92 as a senior... Fired a 65 in final round of 2002 California Collegiate Athletic Association tournament, setting school record.
Hauled in 192 receptions for school records of 3,379 yards and 37 touchdowns... Junior-year totals of 1,365 yards and 13 TDs also set school records... Two-time All-American by Associated Press and Don Hansen's Football Gazette... National finalist (final eight) for Harlon Hill Trophy... Compiled career NCAA postseason totals of 58 catches, 1,052 yards and 11 TDs in 10 games... Set Division II playoff mark of 233 yards vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2001.
Two-time All-American, four-time all-conference pitcher best remembered for dominating performance at 2003 NCAA Championship... Finished with 82-26 record, 0.87 career ERA, 754 strikeouts in 720.1 innings, 45 shutouts... Enjoyed streak of 64.2 scoreless innings spanning junior and senior year... Fanned side in fifth, sixth and seventh innings in 2003 NCAA postseason win over North Dakota State, then matched that 12-strikeout total a day later against Georgia College & State... Back-to-back performances boosted UC Davis its only Div. II softball title.
TIFFANY M. HODGENS
Water Polo, 2000-04
Four-year All-American, two-time National Player of the Year... Amassed goals totals of 84, 81, 112 and 79 in her four season for 355 career scores... Reigned as unofficial all-time leading scorer in NCAA women's water polo history at career's end... Led all divisions with 112-goal performance in 2002... Two-time winner of Hubert Heitman Award as outstanding female athlete of the year... Named to Division I All-America rosters in 2001 and 2004, though UC Davis was a Div. II athletics program at the time.
One of three UC Davis student-athletes to earn NCAA Woman of the Year honors, and the only Aggie to capture an NCAA Today's Top VIII award... Earned first-team All-America honors by all three major lacrosse organizations in 2004, scoring 43 goals with school-record 29 assists... Also won All-America nods in 2001 and 2002... Selected as Division II Scholar-Athlete of the Year and winner of school's W.P. Lindley Award (outstanding scholar-athlete) as a senior.
Assistant Coach, 1967-2007
Beloved assistant coach whose career spanned Aggie football's three most significant feats: 37 consecutive winning season, 20 straight conference titles, 18 NCAA postseason appearances... Served most of career as defensive line coach... Characterized by calm and easygoing demeanor, leading to moniker "Club Fred" for D-line squad... Mentored six first-team All-Americans, six conference Defensive Players of the Year, five Cal Aggie Athletics Hall of Fame enshrinees... National Football Foundation Contribution to Amateur Football Award in 2000, AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year in 2002, All-America Football Foundation Top Assistant Coach in 2008.
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