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ABOVE: USC safety Bill Jaroncyk (41) breaks up a pass thrown by Purdue quarterback Bob Greise on a first-quarter play from the Trojans' 4-yard line to prevent a touchdown in the 1967 Rose Bowl game. The Boilermakers eventually won 14-13 before a crowd of 101,455. But Jaroncyk and the Trojans came back to win the '67 national championship, capped by a 14-3 victory over Indiana before 102,946 in the 1968 Rose Bowl. Jaroncyk was inducted into the Palomar Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday evening. His football and baseball coach at Palomar, Cecil McGehee, came from out of town to be at the dinner for Jaroncyk's induction. BELOW: Augrista Belford, who went on to become an All-SEC selection at Arkansas, then transferred to Cal State Northridge and led the Matadores to the Big West Conference title and an NCAA Tournament berth, was one of three softball players inducted.

14 new members inducted into PC Hall of Fame

SAN MARCOS (8-24-2013) -- Palomar's Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2013 was inducted on Saturday evening  at St. Mark Golf Club (formerly Lake San Marcos Country Club and Resort).

The 14 members of the second Palomar Hall of Fame Class:

BILL JARONCYK -- After a two-year career at Palomar under coach Cecil McGehee in 1964 and 1965, Jaroncyk started at safety for back-to-back Rose Bowl teams at USC and helped lead coach John McKay's Trojans to the 1967 national championship. The '67 season was capped by a 14-3 Rose Bowl victory over Indiana on Jan. 1, 1968. Also an outstanding outfielder, he was offered a baseball scholarship by BYU after his freshman season in Spring 1966 but turned it down to return to Palomar for his sophomore football season. After the '66 football season, Jaroncyk accepted a full football scholarship to USC. He also was offered a full scholarship from USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux but again chose football over baseball. An injury ended his football career after he signed with the New Orleans Saints. Next stop for Jaroncyk: flying combat jets as a U.S. Navy pilot during Vietnam. McGehee, who later was a football assistant at the University of Arizona and then Associate Athletic Director at the University of Colorado, was both Jaroncyk's football and baseball coach at Palomar and was at the Hall of Fame dinner to see Jaroncyk get inducted.

CAMI ALLEN -- Allen, an All-American softball player under coach Mark Eldridge, won 60 games in two seasons and pitched the Comets to their first state championship in1989. She notched 30 pitching wins each during her freshman and sophomore seasons and compiled a career earned run average of 0.46 at Palomar. Allen pitched on the Division I level for Cal State Northridge. 

AUGRISTA BELFORD -- Belford was an All-American softball second baseman under coach Mark Eldridge, the second-leading career hitter in Palomar history and was named California Community College Player of the Year in 1996. She earned a scholarship to the the University of Arkansas where she was an All-SEC selection, then transferred to Cal State Northridge, helping lead the Matadores to the Big West Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division I tournament. Belford later returned to Palomar as an assistant coach for Eldridge.

TYRONE DAVIS -- An all-state basketball guard for the Comets under coach Andy Gilmour, Davis averaged 21 points, 8.5 assists and 4 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 1976-77. As a freshman in 1975-76, he'd averaged 17.8 ppg. Davis led Palomar to back-to-back championships in the old Mission Conference and went on to Berkeley, where he started at point guard for the Cal Golden Bears.

AARON GAEIR -- Won back-to-back state championships in wrestling under coach John Woods for the Comets at 158 pounds in 1988 and 1989. Gaeir led Palomar to the state team title as a freshman and was a two-time community college All-American. He placed third at 158 pounds in the Big Eight for Oklahoma University in 1991 and advanced to the 61st NCAA Championships at Iowa City, Iowa the same season.

DR. NAN HAUGEN -- Palomar's head women's tennis coach from 1975 through 2000, Haugen guided the Comets to more than 300 wins, a second-place finish in a national community college tournament in Florida in 1977. Haugen's Palomar teams won the state team championship in 1983, when the Comets went 18-0, and 1986, when they were 22-0. Palomar won 10 conference championships under Haugen and also placed second in the state tournament in 1987, 1988, 1991 and 1992. Haugen was named Coach of the Year on the conference and state levels nine times and was inducted into the California Community College Tennis Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2006. She played four seasons of varsity tennis at USC and received her Ed.D degree in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego.

TONY LYNDS -- Lynds, who was inducted into the California Community College Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame earlier this year, arrived at Palomar in 1967, was an assistant football coach in four different decades and was an assistant for coach Tom Craft's 1991 and 1993 national championship teams. He also was Palomar's head wrestling coach from 1967 through 1972 and was both Athletic Director and Physical Education Department Chair. Lynds was instrumental in hiring Craft as head football coach. He was a rugby teammate and roommate of singer Kris Kristofferson at Pomona College. Tony Lynds has three sons (football player Danny Lynds, wrestler Kris Lynds and football player Greg Lynds) and a daughter (swimmer Melissa Lynds) who were Palomar athletes.

SCOTT OXANDABOURE -- Oxandaboure shot a 4-under par 70-70 -- 140 to tie a tournament record at North Ridge Country Club in Sacramento to win the 52nd state community college individual championship in 2001. He was Palomar's second individual state champion, following in the footsteps of future PGA Tour golfer (and 2012 Palomar Hall of Fame inductee) Mark Wiebe, who won the state title in 1977. Oxandaboure went on to play for USC and tied for fourth in the 2002 Pac-10 championships, helping lead the Trojans to the team title by 15 strokes over runner-up Stanford at Corvallis, Oregon.

KARRIE SCHOTT -- All-American Karrie Schott won 62 games as a softball pitcher for coach Mark Eldridge, 33 in 1987 and 29 in 1988. Her career earned run average for the Comets was 0.37. Schott pitched Long Beach State into the Women's College World Series in 1990 and had a streak of 50 consecutive scoreless innings during that season, second-best on the the 49ers' all-time list. She pitched a 17-inning complete-game victory that prevented Cal State Fullerton from winning the 1990 Big West Conference championship.

TROY AFENIR -- Palomar All-State baseball catcher under coach Bob Vetter in 1983 who played in the Major Leagues with the Houston Astros, Oakland A's and Cincinnati Reds from 1987 through 1992. Afenir hit 13 home runs and drove in 43 runs as a sophomore for the Comets. He returned to Palomar as an assistant coach under coach Buck Taylor from 2009-2012. He currently is the Northern California Area Scout for the New York Yankees and was unable to attend the Hall of Fame dinner. (Bob Vetter, his Palomar coach, accepted for Afenir)

TOM LUGINBILL -- Set a national community college single-season passing record of 4,044 yards (with 36 touchdowns) in 1993, when he led the Comets to the national football championship with an 11-0 record and also broke the national career passing record with 7,480 yards (with 50 touchdowns). Was the J.C. Grid-Wire's All-American quarterback as a sophomore. During his freshman season of 1992, when the Comets went 10-1 and were ranked sixth nationally, and the 1993 season, when they were 11-0 and won the national community college championship, Luginbill led Palomar to a 21-1 two-year record. He went on to start at quarterback for Georgia Tech, was a quarterback and head coach in Arena Football and currently is a college football analyst and recruiting coverage coordinator for ESPN. Due to a conflict with his ESPN duties, he was unable to attend the dinner. (Tom Craft, who was Luginbill's Palomar coach, accepted for him)

JEREMY KILLION -- The 6-foot-3 basketball guard was the state community college scoring champion, at 27.1 points per game, as well as an all-state selection for the Comets, in 1997-98 under coach Irv Leifer. Killion set a Palomar single-game scoring record of 45 points, which still stands, against Southwestern in 1998 and also finished the season averaging 5.0 assists and draining 107 3-pointers. He went on to start at shooting guard under the late coach Rick Majerus at the University of Utah, helping two nationally-ranked Ute teams (which were 28-5 and 23-9) to NCAA Tournament appearances in 1998-99 and 1999-2000. Because of a conflict with his position in the medical supply industry, Killion was unable to attend Saturday's dinner. (His mother, San Marcos resident Pamela Killion, accepted for him)

DR. MARIA MELBOURNE HAYES -- Melbourne lost only once in singles all season, won the Pacific Coast Conference singles title and teamed with Paige Ready as the No. 1 doubles team in leading the Comets to a 21-0 record and the state community college team championship under coach Nan Haugen in 1986. Melbourne Hayes graduated Magna Cum Laude from USC, where she was captain of the women's crew team and scholar Athlete of the Year, and received her M.D. Degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland in 1991. A former member of the All-Marine and All-Navy tennis teams, she retired as Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves after 26 1/2 years of service in 2012, following a military career as a flight surgeon and physician. Dr. Melbourne Hays is currently a staff physician at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northport, New York and at the Communituy Nased Outpatient Clinch at the Riverhead County Center in Riverhead, New York. Because of a conflict with her medical practice in New York, Dr. Melbourne Hays was unable to attend the dinner. (Her father, Bob Melbourne, accepted on her behalf)

JOHN TUSHAUS -- Tushaus had the best community college javelin throw in the nation in 1963 at 228 feet, 9 inches, at the time the Palomar record. His record throw came in the Pacific Southwest AAU Championships in San Diego when he finished second behind former world record holder Bud Held. Tushaus' Palomar mark was eventually surpassed by 1976 and 1977 state champion Luc LaPierre and by future world record holder Tom Petranoff, a charter member of the Palomar Hall of Fame last year. Tushaus became the University of Arizona's second-ever NCAA champion in any event on June 20,1965 with a throw of 250 feet, 5.5 inches at Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. He broke the American record with a 284-0 throw at the Coliseum Relays in 1966 in Los Angeles. Tushaus was ranked fourth in the world that year. He was inducted into the University of Arizona Hall of Fame in 1977. He competed under coach Joe Brennan at Palomar. Due to medical problems, Tushaus was unable to attend the dinner from his home in Libby, Montana. (Palomar Athletic Director Scott Cathcart accepted for him)

2012 INAUGURAL HALL OF FAME CLASS

MIKE BURGER: Wrestler -- Palomar / UCLA, 2-Time California State Community College Champion,  1978 Pac-10 158-pound Champion, NCAA Division I National Tournament Qualifier

TOM DEMPSEY, Football  Kicker -- Palomar / San Diego Chargers; New Orleans Saints; Philadelphia Eagles; Los Angeles Rams; Houston Oilers; Buffalo Bears; Football Tackle -- Palomar; Wrestler -- Palomar; Track & Field Weight Events -- Palomar

JOHN FAIRCHILD, Men’s Basketball Center -- Palomar / BYU / Los Angeles Lakers / NCAA Div. I Consensus First-Team All-American / WAC Player of the Year / Member of Lakers NBA Finalist Team 1964-65

RANDY JOHNSON, Football Kicker -- Palomar / San Jose State; Baseball Infielder -- Palomar / San Jose State, Atlanta Braves, Japanese Pacific League

THOM KAUMEYER, Football Safety -- Palomar / University of Oregon, Los Angeles Rams, Seattle Seahawks, New York Giants; Football Coach -- Palomar, San Diego State, Tulane, University of Kentucky, University of Hawaii, Atlanta Falcons, Jacksonville Jaguars

LIZ MUELLER, Women’s Track & Field Javelin Thrower -- Palomar / San Diego State,  U.S. Olympic Trials; Softball Infielder -- Palomar

TOM  PETRANOFF, Men’s Track & Field Javelin Thrower, Palomar / U.S. Junior National Team, U.S. National Team, U.S. Olympic Team 1984, 1988; Former World Record Holder

KARLYN PIPES-NIELSEN, Women’s Swimmer, Palomar / Cal State Bakersfield; Current National Community College Record Holder; NCAA Division II National Champion; Current NCAA Division II National Record Holder; National Open Qualifier; Masters World Record Holder; Age-Group World Record Holder

DR. J. THEDORE "TED" REPA, Men’s Basketball Forward, Palomar / PhD, Stanford University; Retired Professor and Department Chair, NYU

ANA MARIA SALAZAR, Women’s Swimmer, Palomar; J.D., Harvard Law School; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense; Current Member of the Council on Foreign Relations

JON STANLEY, Men’s Basketball Forward, Palomar / BYU; Men's Volleyball Player, BYU, U.S. Olympic Team 1968, 1972; Men's Volleyball Coach, BYU, University of Hawaii

KEVIN SWAYNE, Football Receiver, Palomar / Wayne State; New York Jets; Washington Redskins

DANA TANAKA, Softball Pitcher, Palomar / Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

MARK WIEBE, Men’s Golfer, Palomar / San Jose State, State Community College Champion 1977; California State Amateur Champion 1977; NCAA Division I All-American; PGA Tour 22 Years; Masters Tour Golfer

KIM WARD, Softball Pitcher, Palomar / Oklahoma State University, U.S. National Team; California Community College Player of the Year, NCAA Division I All-American; Associate Head Softball Coach, Oklahoma State University

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