L.A. Valley College adds nine to athletic Hall of Fame

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Nine more former Los Angeles Valley College athletes, coaches and administrators will be induced as the sixth class of the athletic Hall of Fame in a June 30 ceremony.

Making up the class of 2012:

== Jim Arellanes, an All-American quarterback with the Monarchs in 1994 (who went onto Fresno State and the Seattle Seahawks);

== Distance runner David Babiracki, who set national JC records in the three mile and 10,000 meters in the early 1970s;

== Diana Hoffman, a women’s volleyball and basketball star in the early 1960s who went on to the U.S. national team and coached at Cal Lutheran and Cal State Northridge;

== Pole vaulter Tim Knappen, who won the state title in 1970 and holds the school record in the decathlon that stands today;

== Basketball player Jim Malkin, a first-team All-Metro player who went to Cal State Northridge (when it was called San Fernando Valley State) and is in their Hall of Fame;

== Trung Nguyen, the LAVC football equipment manager from 1991-2011;

== Terrell Ray, who starred as a wide receiver from 1964-65 before going to USC and the NFL’s Falcons, Packers and Redskins;

== Rock Richmond, a defensive back and punt returner in ’76-’77 named to the J.C.Gridwire All-1970s Decade team before moving onto the University of Oregon and Pittsburgh Steelers;

== Mike Wiley, who coached the swim team at Valley for 18 years and won nine conference dual-meet championships and the 1970 state championship.

Previous inductees include football stars Don Shinnick, basketball player Jack Hirsch, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Don McKenzie, baseball player Doug Baker and football coach Jim Fenwick.

For more information: www.lavc.edu.

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