Ron Wielochowski-Outstanding Athlete
A two-time All-WSC basketball player from 1962-64, Wielochowski still holds several scoring records at Glendale most points scored in a season and highest scoring average in a career (23.8) and for a season (30.5). He is still the No. 9 all-time leading career scorer at Glendale and No. 1 for a season. He continued his career from 1964 to 1966 at UNLV.
Marji Gilles (Morosi)-Outstanding Athlete
Won state championship women’s track and field in triple jump in 1990 and holds school records in the TJ at 38-8 and long jump in 17-7. She scored points in three events at the state meet in 1990 and is in the top-10 all-time in the triple jump for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Steve Messmer-Outstanding Athlete
WSC singles champion in tennis in 1967 for Chuck Gibson. Won NCAA Division II singles title, doubles and team title at Cal State Northridge in 1969. Was inducted in their hall of fame in 1982. Played at Wimbledon in 1973 and the U. S. Open in 1976.
Don Bennett-Outstanding Coach
Coached football at Glendale from 1961-65 and had outstanding record of 35 wins, nine losses and two ties. Also coached the Vaqueros to the Elks Bowl in 1962 and the Potato Bowl in 1963. Was the coach during a tremendous period of growth at the college and many coaches on his staff when on to coach in college and pro football. A few of his players include Jim Sartoris and 2003 Hall of Fame inductee Mike Hull. After coaching became an administrator for over 20 years at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton.
Played basketball at Glendale in 1953-54 and was the team MVP and all-WSC. Was a long time trustee at the college. Also played basketball at Occidental College for three years and was inducted into their basketball hall of fame. Long time administrator at several schools in the GUSD.
1961 Men's Swim Team-Outstanding Team
The 1961 men's swim team will be honored in the outstanding team category. They won the Western State Conference title that year and were regarded as one of the top teams in Southern California.