UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Will Induct Five New Members at April 25 Ceremony

UCSB Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame Will Induct Five New Members at April 25 Ceremony

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame will add five new members in a ceremony to be held in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West on April 25, 2020.

Women's soccer player Jennifer Borcich, baseball player Chad Peshke, decathlete Tom Harris and the 1988 men's volleyball team are the new inductees. Former baseball player Damon Jones, the General Counsel for the Washington Nationals, will be inducted as The Distinguished Gaucho.

"This is an outstanding class of deserving new members of our Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame," said UCSB Director of Athletics John McCutcheon. "It should be a great night for all Gauchos and we look forward to honoring some of our all-time greats."

The 2020 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 5-8pm in Hahn Hall at the Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road in Santa Barbara. The event is part of the 2020 All Gaucho Reunion weekend. There will be a reception in the lobby from 5-6pm and then the actual induction will take place from 6-8pm. 

If purchased before April 10, tickets to the event are $75.00 and include admittance to the reception (including appetizers, beer and wine) and to the ceremony. Tickets purchased on or after April 10 are $100.00.

Here is a closer look at the inductees:

Jennifer Borcich – Women's Soccer (2001-04)
Jennifer Borcich is third all-time at UCSB in goals with 56 and points with 138. She was a four-time First Team All-Big West player, a three-time Big West Offensive Player of the Year, the 2001 Big West Conference Freshman of the Year and a two-time NCAA All-Far West selection.

1988 UC Santa Barbara Men's Volleyball Team
The Gauchos won the California Intercollegiate Volleyball Association and advanced to the NCAA Final Four in Fort Wayne, Ind. In the national semifinal UCSB defeated George Mason, advancing to the NCAA Championship match against USC. In the final match, UCSB took the Trojans to five games before losing, 3-2, finishing with a 28-11 overall record. 

Chad Peshke – Baseball (1998-2001)
Chad Peshke is the only player in UCSB baseball history to play in and start every game during his four-year career. He was a two-time All-Big West Conference player and an All-Region choice at second base. Peshke remains the school's all-time leader in hits with 294 and doubles with 68. He is second all-time in runs scored with 206, third in triples with 11, fourth in total bases with 427, second in at bats with 876 and sixth in games played with 214.

Tom Harris – Track & Field (1978-80)
Tom Harris set UCSB's decathlon record of 7,660 in 1980, finishing sixth at the NCAA Championships and earning All-American honors. The 7,660 point were a school record that stood for more than 30 years. In 1978, he scored 7,416 and finished 10th at the NCAA Championships. Qualified and competed in two U.S. Olympic Trials, 1980 and 1984. In 1984, he finished sixth with a personal best score of 7,835.

Distinguished Gaucho Award – Damon Jones
Damon Jones played baseball at UCSB. He graduated from Harvard Law School and has been the General Counsel for the World Champion Washington Nationals for more than a decade.

For additional information about the event and how to purchase tickets, contact Mia Weber at Mia.Weber@ucsb.edu or 805-893-4785. To download a PDF with all of the information, click here