Oct. 11, 2005
Fullerton, Calif. - Former Cal State Fullerton women's basketball player and coach and 1976 U.S. Olympian Nancy Dunkle has been added to the inaugural class of the Titan Athletics Hall of Fame, which will be inducted at a campus banquet on Saturday, Nov. 5.
Dunkle is the fifth leading scorer in Titans' history, scoring 1,559 points during the 1973-74 through 1976-77 seasons, and she was a three-time (1975, 1976 & 1977) Kodak All-American. She averaged 19.0 points (second best) and 9.1 rebounds (fourth best) as a Titan. She won a silver medal as a member of the United States team in Montreal, Canada.
Despite limited coaching experience, Dunkle was appointed Titans' head coach in 1977 to replace Billie Moore, who had launched the Titans' program in 1969 and coached Dunkle both in Fullerton and Montreal. In two seasons, Dunkle compiled a 28-23 overall record and an 8-8 mark in the Western Collegiate Athletic Association.
Dunkle had been working at the University of California in Berkeley and recently relocated to La Habra. She was inducted into the second class of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2000.
The induction banquet will be held in the Titan Student Union. A reception begins at 6 pm. with dinner at 7 p.m. The other six previously announced inductees are Greg Bunch (basketball), Tami Elliott-Harrison (gymnastics), Coach Augie Garrido (baseball), Susan LeFebvre-Wyman (softball), Eugenia Miller-Rycraw (basketball) and Tim Wallach (baseball). All seven inductees will be present.
Tickets are priced at \$75 and can be reserved by calling (714) 278-3480.
Further information is available on the Titan Athletics Hall of Fame website at www.fullerton.edu/athletichof.TMTM