April 25, 2011:
Monday, September 21, 2009
Six former Menlo College student-athletes were selected to enter the Menlo College Athletics Hall of Fame by the Selection Committee at the athletic department's Ninth Annual Golf Tournament & Fundraiser in April. The Inductees of 2009 include football standout Mark Speckman, who was born without hands and travels the country as a motivational speaker; Heather Hoffman-Galuteria, the first ever women's basketball inductee; record-breaking football pass-and-catch combo Zamir Amin and Nate Jackson; Brooke Richardson, the only volleyball player to have her jersey retired; and former PGA Tour golfer Al Geiberger.
The six-member group was inducted during Menlo's Homecoming festivities on Oct. 2-3, at the Oaks football game versus Northwest Conference foe Linfield. This year's group raised the number of inductees to 140 with the number of football players or coaches in the Menlo College Athletics Hall of Fame to 59. Geiberger is the seventh golf hall of famer.
Al Geiberger (1955-57) was the first member of the 2009 Inductees to leave his mark on the Menlo campus. Geiberger starred on the links for two years as an Oak before moving on to the University of Southern California and a successful career on the PGA and Senior PGA Tours. During his professional career, Geiberger won 11 PGA Tour events, including the 1966 PGA Championship, and 10 Senior Tour competitions. Geiberger was twice a member of the United States Ryder Cup team and was the first person to ever shoot a round of 59 at a PGA event, which remains the lowest ever.