Nov 14, 2011 - Claremont, Calif. - Patrick Hagiwara takes a shot in 1968.
The engineering major and former College basketball champion played under the leadership of Coach Ted Ducey, serving on SCIAC Championship teams in 1966 and 1967. Although National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic regulations sidelined him freshman year, Hagiwara participated four years with the program, playing alongside teammates Dick Barton ’68 and Hall of Fame member Bill Harmsen. He was also a rare, three-time letterwinner in basketball.
Each year the Hall of Fame committee honors alumni or coaching staff members who make outstanding contributions to one or more CMS athletic department sports. Hagiwara accepted his award Nov. 12 at the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Recognition Banquet.
“I’m actually very, very surprised because I don’t think my statistics were that good,” Hagiwara said. “I feel fortunate to have been on a team with so many talented players. I wouldn’t have been selected without that winning team.”
Three HMC young alumni were also inducted this year to the Hall of Fame committee’s “Wall of Fame”: Georgi Dinolov ’11 and Kramer Straube ’11 for cross country and Jennifer Rinker ’11 for swimming. Young alumni inducted into the Wall of Fame must have graduated with at least a 3.0 GPA and at least first-team All-SCIAC honors.
Past HMC Hall of Fame inductees include Donald Brosseau ’70, A.J. Shaka ’80 and Hank Krieger (honorary alumnus and coach) for tennis; Brad Aagaard ’94, Jim Dewar ’66 and Mike Scott ’89 for track and field and cross country; Steve Endemano ’71 for football and track and field; Craig Van Degrift ’66 for track and field; Stephen Goodson ’90 for soccer; John Halas ’73, Tom Jedrzejewicz ’87, and Tim McNaughton ’87 for water polo; and, Sam Delich ’92 for football.
Patrick Hagiwara takes a shot in 1968.
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