2016 Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet
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Celebrating 10 Years
2016 JSHoF Induction Ceremony & Banquet
Year of the Woman
6:00 PM — Cocktails
7:00 PM — Dinner & Award Ceremony
Celebrity Reception: Have your photo taken with a sports celebrity.
Silent Auction: Bid on a variety of unique items and sports memorabilia.
Enjoy a five-star dinner, libations, and a whole lot more!
Your tax deductible donation benefits our student scholarship fund.
The Year of the Woman became the theme of 1992, after voters elected more women to Congress than ever before.
Two dozen years later, we honor the class of 2016 — all women — six of the most incredible and distinguished athletes, coaches, and sports broadcasters Northern California has ever witnessed. We are proud to induct them into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California.
- TARA VANDERVEER — Head Coach Stanford Women’s Basketball
- LINDSAY GOTTLIEB — Head Coach Cal Women’s Basketball
- ASHLEY GROSSMAN — Water Polo player
- ANITA KAPLAN — Basketball player
- ROSALYN GOLD ONWUDE — Sports Broadcaster
- KATE SCOTT — Sports Broadcaster
Honorary Chair and Co-Chairs: Tad Taube (Chair), Andy Dolich, Bob Sockolov, Dan Weiner, Leland Faust, Milt Jacobs, Roger Levy, Sheila Ash, Steve Sockolov, and Stuart Seiler
Presenters: Jennifer Azzi, Chris Dorst, Bob Haas, Allen Kaplan, Susan Ortwein, Joan Ryan, and Barry Tompkins
Panel Host: Andy Dolich
Master of Ceremonies: Kevin Pursglove
This year’s induction ceremony and banquet will take place Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, beginning with a reception and silent auction at 6 p.m. The induction and dinner will follow at 7:15 p.m.
TARA VANDERVEER — Head Coach Stanford Women’s Basketball
Tara VanDerveer is currently the most successful coach in Division 1 NCAA Women's Basketball. As head women’s basketball coach since 1985, Tara has established herself as one of the top coaches in the history of collegiate and international women’s basketball, and been inducted into both the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (2011) and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (2002). She was honored recently with the 2016 Coaching Corps Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2nd Annual Game Changer Awards in San Francisco. An ambassador for both Stanford University and the sport of college basketball, VanDerveer has enjoyed an unprecedented level of success through an energetic and positive approach to the game. She is a four-time national coach of the year and 14-time Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year. Before coming to Stanford, VanDerveer served as head coach for a combined seven seasons at Idaho (1978-80) and Ohio State (1980-85). She has accumulated an impressive 980-225 (.813) record in her 37 years as a collegiate head coach and an 815-171 (.827) record over 30 seasons at Stanford.
LINDSAY GOTTLIEB — Head Coach Cal Women’s Basketball
Lindsay recently notched her 100th Cal win, becoming the quickest coach in program history to reach the 100-win mark. She became the ninth University of California women’s basketball coach on April 25, 2011, and in just a few short years as the head coach, Lindsay has shown the ability to find the perfect balance in Berkeley by taking the program to unprecedented heights since. In just her second season in Berkeley, Lindsay led the 2012–13 Golden Bears to the first Final Four in school history, their first Pac-12 Conference championship, and the most wins ever by a Cal women’s basketball team (32-4). Gottlieb was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year by the media, and was one of the four finalists for the Naismith National Coach of the Year.
ASHLEY GROSSMAN — Water Polo player
Among her list of accomplishments, Ashley won a gold medal as a member of the winning American team at the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships, where she played in the center forward position and scored four goals. She posted six goals during Team USA’s Gold medal win at the 2015 Pan American Games, helped Team USA win the silver medal at the 2014 FINA Intercontinental Tournament, and was also named the Junior Olympics MVP in 2010. Ashley recently graduated from Stanford, where she helped the Cardinal water polo team to an NCAA Championship in 2012 and 2014, as well as being named MPSF Rookie of the Year (2013).
ANITA KAPLAN — Basketball player
According to Jews in Sports, Anita Kaplan is probably the best Jewish post player in women’s basketball history. She was an outstanding center at Stanford University from 1991 to 1995, before playing professionally. In 1992, Anita was named Pac-10 All-Freshman. The following year, she was named the team’s “Most Improved Player.” Over her final two seasons at Stanford, Kaplan was one of the best players in the country. She was All-Pac 10 both seasons, and All-America honorable mention her senior year. Anita was also a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 1994 Goodwill Games.
ROSALYN GOLD-ONWUDE — Sports Broadcaster
In 2015, Ros was “the freshest new face in Bay Area media,” as the sideline reporter for the Warriors. “With more eyes on the Warriors than ever before, Gold-Onwude — in her first season with the team — made a strong impression,” according to SFGate.com. “She’s phenomenal,” said Warrior Draymond Green. “She understands things from the athlete’s standpoint. She has a high basketball IQ. Her Stanford education shines through. And she has a swagger about herself.” As a member of Stanford's women’s basketball team from 2005-2010, Gold-Onwude played in three Final Fours and two national championship games and helped the Cardinal to win four conference titles as starting guard. In her final season with Coach Tara VanDerveer, she was named the 2010 Pac-10 Co-Defensive Player of the Year and ended her Stanford career as the school’s all-time leader in games played. Ros is currently a basketball analyst who calls games for ESPN, Pac-12 Network and the WNBA’s New York Liberty on MSG. She is also a reporter for the Golden State Warriors, and the San Francisco 49ers.
KATE SCOTT — Sports Broadcaster
Kate handles the sports updates daily from 5am – 9am during the Murph and Mac Show and also acts as a fill-in host when the boys are away. Kate joined KNBR 680AM in 2011 and quickly established a loyal following with her wit, humor, and sports knowledge. Kate’s passionate about her alma mater, the Cal Bears, where she led cheers as the first full-time female “Mic Man.” In addition to her work at KNBR, Kate’s an anchor, reporter, host, and play-by-play announcer for the Pac-12 Networks and also calls games and reports for the various Comcast SportsNet outlets here in the Bay Area.
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California was established:
- To communicate to the public the contributions Jewish sports figures have made to the quality of life throughout the world
- To educate the public of the contributions Northern California Jewish Sports figures have made to our community
- To recognize and celebrate the induction of professional Jewish athletes, high school athletes, and community members into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California and its associated award programs
- To provide support, mentoring, and assistance for Jewish youth participating in sports
- To forge positive relationships with diverse organizations and individuals promoting the value of sports in our daily lives
- To deter anti-Semitism by responding to extremism without being extreme, encourage educational campaigns, and raise the consciousness of people worldwide.
Visit the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Northern California's “Wall of Fame” on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life in Palo Alto.
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization. There is no paid staff or administrative costs. We derive all of our revenue from sponsors, vendors, donations, event revenue, and charitable grants. We rely completely on members and volunteers for the time they devote to the events we present.
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Row 1: Rick Berry, Carmen Policy, and Spencer Christian
Row 2: Vida Blue, Don Collins and award winning student, and Larry Baer
Row 3: Al Rosen, Harris Barton, and Jack Anderson
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