Helen Hull Jacobs

Helen Hull Jacobs

Tennis great Helen Hull Jacobs, a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, set a record when she won the United States Singles title four successive years: 1932, 1933, 1934 and 1935. Her rivalry and intensive contests with Helen Wills Moody was the talk...read more
Peter “Pete” Newell

Peter “Pete” Newell

Coach Pete Newell led the University of San Francisco to the NIT title in 1949. Ten years later, he led the University of California at Berkeley to the NCAA Championship. And under his leadership, the United States Basketball Team won the 1960 Olympic Gold Medal....read more
Mark Spitz

Mark Spitz

Swimming sensation Mark Spitz, winner of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, is a graduate of Santa Clara High School and an alumnus of the Santa Clara Swim Club. In 1967, Spitz set a world record in the 100-meter butterfly event. And a year later,...read more
Ken Venturi

Ken Venturi

Ken Venturi played his first round of golf at Harding Park at the age of 12. By the time he was 18, he had won the San Francisco City Championship. After graduating from Lincoln High in 1949, Venturi attended San Jose State College. He played on the golf team and...read more
Glenn “Pop” S. Warner

Glenn “Pop” S. Warner

Legendary football coach Glenn “Pop” Warner was one of the most innovative of the game’s early collegiate coaches. Warner coached the Carlisle Indians and that team’s superstar, Jim Thorpe. He went from Pittsburgh University to Stanford in 1924. As a sign...read more