Alumni

The 2021 Husky Hall of Fame class spotlights a legacy of athletic and activist contributions

The Husky Hall of Fame’s newest inductees represent the deep history of Washington Athletics along with some of the greatest names of its recent history. Honorees include:

Jon Brockman
Men’s Basketball
2005-2009

Claire Carter
Women’s Tennis
2001-2004

Eric Drew
Men’s Tennis
1996-1999

“1969 – The Five Who Dared”
Gregg Alex, Ralph Bayard, Harvy Blanks, Lamar Mills and Carver Gayton
Football

Jake Locker
Football
2007-2010

Kristen Rivera
Softball
2002-2005

Marques Tuiasosopo
Football
1997-2000

Craig Waibel
Men’s Soccer
1994-1998

The class features two of Washington Football’s most beloved quarterbacks, two of the most outstanding tennis players in school history, a hard-working and highly successful basketball star, one of the UW softball program’s greatest sluggers, and the first Men’s Soccer player ever to be inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame.

“The Five Who Dared” were four Washington football players and one assistant coach who, amid the social turbulence of the 1960s, stepped up quietly and forcefully to use their voices and their platforms as student-athletes to protest racial injustice.

The 2021 class was recognized at this year’s homecoming game, Oct. 16 vs. UCLA, with official ceremonies on Oct. 17.

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Programs and More

Support the world-changing potential of today’s Washington women

Title IX opened the door to equity for women in athletics, education and life. Decade by decade, championship after championship, win or lose, the UW’s female student-athletes have made us proud. Now, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this...


Read Story

Student-Athletes

A big heart reaps big rewards

Faced with his grandfather’s ALS diagnosis, UW Men’s Soccer midfielder Lucas Meek finds resilience and a way to make a difference in his honor. Lucas Meek’s world turned upside down in 2020 when he discovered his grandfather was diagnosed with...


Read Story

Student-Athletes

A strong community nurtures confident leaders

Alliance grows with authenticity, impact and Black joy at the forefront While she doesn’t think of herself as a natural born leader, Sophie Summers displays the type of self-awareness, authenticity and values that only the best leaders possess. As a...


Read Story

Donors and Difference-Makers

The benevolence of a loyal Husky family lives on in...

George and Marlene Zoffel spurred on future generations of energized donors and supporters. This charming love story began when George Zoffel and Marlene Jackson became high school sweethearts at West Seattle High School in the 1950s. From there they both...


Read Story

Programs and More

Travel abroad makes a big impression

Donor gifts fund study-abroad program, inspiring student-athletes like Football’s Rome Odunze. It’s becoming a familiar sight: Rome Odunze catching touchdown passes in spectacular ways on the Football field. But when he “opened his heart” to the unfamiliar, he found new...


Read Story

Alumni

An unforgettable Husky experience

Husky Football alum and Big W Club member Kai Bynum recalls the positive influence the UW had on his life. Growing up in Olympia, Washington, Kai Bynum always had an affinity for the University of Washington and knew it was...


Read Story

Programs and More

Your impact: a year of athletic and academic success —...

Your generosity propels our student-athletes to excellence in sports, in academics and in life. Whether it’s taking pressure off the cost of tuition, giving them the opportunity to travel abroad or supporting their efforts to make a difference in the...


Read Story

Coaches and Staff

Head coaches impress as best in their field

Your support helps us hire the nation’s best coaches. Meet our newest Huskies who are ready to lead Baseball and Men’s Tennis to the top. Jason Kelly Baseball Head Coach Jason Kelly has built his career around the development of...


Read Story

Donors and Difference-Makers

Thank you to our generous 2021-22 donors and volunteers!

We are grateful to each and every Husky fan who donates to support the education and future of Husky student-athletes. Those who make the most generous gifts earn special recognition and benefits. Thank you Tyee Club Champions Circle members This...


Read Story