UCLA has the most prestigious athletics programs in the entire country, boasting the most NCAA titles of any other school in the country.
So to become a member of the UCLA Hall of Fame is a big friggin’ deal.
Without further ado, here are the 2012 UCLA Hall of Fame inductees (bios at UCLABruins.com):
Ron Ballatore, UCLA Men’s Swimming Coach, passed away on April 27, 2012.
Julie Bremner Romias, M.D., Women’s Volleyball player
Jack Hirsch, UCLA Men’s Basketball player
Fred McNeill, UCLA Football player
Stacy Nuveman, UCLA Softball player
Charles Pasarell, UCLA Men’s Tennis player
Coralie Simmons, UCLA Women’s Water Polo player
Stella Umeh, UCLA Women’s Gymnastics player
Gerald Finerman, current UCLA Director of the UCLA Sports Medicine Program
Now, I’m going to be honest: I’m too young to have seen or remember any of these great Bruins, but getting into the Hall of Fame is no joke. We’re very proud that there are more Bruins worthy of immorality as Westwood’s most successful athletics figures.