Washington State University Tuesday announced that it will induct a seven-member class, headed by QB Jason Gesser and head football coach Mike Price, into its Athletic Hall of Fame Sept. 16. The inductees will be introduced during the WSU-Idaho football game Sept. 17 in Pullman. The new honorees will swell the Hall of Fame roster to 206 members.
The seven inductees:
Marv Chamberlain (baseball, 1970-74): He hit .383 with 16 home runs during his senior season, which was capped by being named first-team All-America as an outfielder. Chamberlain broke or tied 10 school records during that season, including games played (159), hits (166) and at-bats (494). As a sophomore, led the Pacific-8 Conference in hitting at .415.
Erin Eldridge (swimming, 1996-2000): Eldridge ended her WSU career as the school record holder in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. She was a three-time All-America during her career and garnered the team’s Most Outstanding Award each of her four years. She was also WSU’s Pacific-10 Conference medal winner her senior year.
Jason Gesser (football, 1998-2002): One of Washington State’s most accomplished athletes, Gesser set 15 WSU records during his career. He led WSU to back-to-back, 10-win seasons (2001-02) for the first time in school history. Gesser made first-team All-America by College Football News in 2002 and was the Pac-10 Offensive MVP by the league’s coaches.
Mark Hendrickson (basketball/baseball, 1992-96): A four-year letterman in basketball, he finished his career fourth in career scoring with 1,496 points and second all-time with 927 rebounds. Hendrickson was a two-time All-Pac-10 first-team selection and also appeared as a pitcher for the baseball team as a junior. He played four seasons in the NBA followed by 10 years in Major League Baseball.
Mike Price (football coach, 1989-2002): Price guided Washington State to five bowl games in his 14-year career, most by a coach in program history. Price was National Coach of the Year after leading WSU to the 1997 Rose Bowl. He led WSU to three 10-win seasons during his tenure and twice was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
Jennifer Robertson (track, 1988-93): Robertson was a three-time All-America, all coming in the 3000 meters. As a freshman, she captured Pac-10 titles in the 3000 and 5000. She also captured the Pac-10 cross country title during her sophomore season. During her career, she held school records in 1500, mile, 3000 and 5000.
Marcia Saneholtz (administrator, 1979-2007): A respected national figure in collegiate athletics during her time at WSU, particularly in the area of Title IX, Saneholtz in 1997 was National Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators. In 2010, she received a NACWAA Lifetime Achievement Award, WSU’s Samuel H. Smith Leadership and WSU Woman of Distinction Awards..