Posted: Sept. 4, 2015 | Written by James H. Williams
Riverside City College’s athletic department will celebrate the college’s 100th anniversary by inducting the largest class in the history of its hall of fame.
The ceremony will take place Oct. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the Mission Inn’s Music Room.
Former Riverside City College swimmer and water polo player Andrea Antonissen is one of nine athletic hall of fame inductees for the class of 2015.
Among the former athletes honored include: Astia Walker, Sam Knight, Richard Ramirez Jeff Bajenaru and Marty Montigel.
Others that will be honored for their role in the athletic department history includes Bill Mulligan, Bill Mulligan Jr. and Blanche Knight.
Sports: Swimming & Water Polo
Antonissen can be considered the most decorated athlete in the history of RCC and has the accolades to back that claim.
She named the California Community College Sports Information Association Women’s Athlete of the Year as a sophomore. A huge part of that honor stemmed from the rare accomplishment of being named the MVP at two different state championship events (waterpolo and swimming) in the same year.
At the 2012 CCCAA state swimming and diving meet as the top medalist in three individual events, the first in RCC’s history.
In waterpolo, she earned two MVP titles and two state water polo championships.