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NOTEBOOK : Occidental Hall of Fame Gains Trio of Inductees

Occidental College will honor three former basketball players at the its Hall of Fame game Jan. 26 against Redlands.

Bill Paulsen, who graduated in 1968, L. Bruce Gibby (1965) and the late Art Hagen (1937) will be inducted into the school’s basketball hall of fame, joining nine other former players. The hall of fame was established in 1986, but this year it will unofficially gain a new wing. Jim Kerman, the school’s sports information director, has informally established a junior varsity hall of fame.

“There are some important people who have contributed to the basketball program here that either played a few years on the JV’s or spent their entire careers there,” said Kerman, a former all-conference player for the Tigers who coaches the JV team. “I think there is a little JV in all of us.”

However, recognition will still be hard to come by for the JV inductees. Kerman said the plaque bearing the names of the JV inductees will be displayed prominently--under his desk.

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Award winners: Freshman running back Bobby Webster was voted the Glendale College football team’s most valuable player and received the award at the Vaqueros’ awards banquet last week at the Burbank Hilton hotel.

Webster, who graduated from Pasadena High, was selected All-Western State Conference after leading the Vaqueros to a 9-2 record.

Record breakers: Jaqui Dent of the Occidental College women’s basketball team tied the school’s single-game scoring record recently in the Tigers’ 110-42 victory over Whittier.

Dent, a junior guard from Trenton, N.J., scored 34 points to equal the mark set by Krista Staff, in 1987 against Redlands.

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Senior guard Sharon Wada had 15 assists against Whittier, eclipsing her school record of 14, set against Whittier in 1987.

You make the call: An umpire school to qualify officials for the coming season will be held Wednesdays beginning Jan. 23.

Graduation from the school, which requires attendance at eight meetings, will qualify students for work as umpires in municipal leagues sponsored by the Los Angeles Recreation & Parks Dept.

Information: 818-783-0738.


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