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UCLA Athletics Announces Star-Studded 2023 Hall of Fame Class

Lynn Shackelford, Heidi Moneymaker and Carrie Forsyth are among the Bruins set to get inducted later this year.
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The next crop of historic Bruins have been recognized for their storied careers.

The UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2023 was revealed Thursday, and eight inductees made the final cut. Softball pitcher B'Ann Burns Jacobs, women's golf coach Carrie Forsyth, men's water polo goalkeeper Kevin Craig, gymnastics All-American Heidi Moneymaker, women's water polo attacker Kelly Rulon, baseball first baseman Randy Schwartz, men's basketball forward Lynn Shackelford and men's volleyball Olympian Erik Sullivan will all be inducted the weekend of Oct. 7, and they will be honored in public when UCLA football faces Washington State at the Rose Bowl that Saturday.

B'Ann Burns Jacobs was an ace for the Bruins from 1994 to 1997, finishing her collegiate career with a 1.49 ERA, 591 strikeouts and a then-school record 96 career wins. En route to becoming a two-time All-American, Burns tossed four solo and six combined no-hitters.

UCLA won the national championship in Burns' sophomore year – although it was later vacated by the NCAA – and made it to the Women's College World Series in each of her four seasons.

Carrie Forsyth, who just retired in May, guided UCLA women's golf to NCAA titles in 2004 and 2011, plus five Pac-12 championships along the way. Over the course of her 24-year tenure in Westwood, Forsyth was named National Coach of the Year twice and Pac-12 Coach of the Year six times.

The longtime coach was also a student-athlete for the Bruins in the early 1990s, initially arriving as a walk-on before competing at the NCAA Championships as a freshman and eventually earning a scholarship.

As UCLA's first-ever four-time All-American in any sport, Kevin Craig built up quite the resume from 1969 to 1970. Craig went 73-4 as a goalkeeper, carrying the Bruins to NCAA championships in 1969, 1971 and 1972.

Heidi Moneymaker was a part of UCLA gymnastics' first two NCAA team national championships in 1997 and 2000, also securing a pair of individual titles herself on uneven bars and vault. Moneymaker was an 11-time All-American, earning the maximum five in 1999 before being named Pac-10 Gymnast of the Year in 2000.

After wrapping up her gymnastics career, Moneymaker became a stuntwoman in Hollywood. Moneymaker has doubled for Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Michelle Rodriguez as Letty Ortiz in the Fast and Furious franchise, racking up over 100 film and television credits overall.

Kelly Rulon helped UCLA women's water polo win national championships in each of her four seasons on the team. With 237 goals and 181 steals in her career, Rulon ranks second in both categories in school history.

As part of Team USA, Rulon won a bronze medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Rulon was inducted into the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame in 2020, and now she joins her alma mater's hall of fame three years later.

Randy Schwartz was the first UCLA baseball player ever to be named an All-American, making the Second Team in 1963 and First Team in 1964. The first baseman boasted a .369 career batting average, and he led the Bruins in almost every major offensive statistic as both a junior and senior.

Schwartz, who went on to play two seasons for the Kansas City Athletics in MLB, also played a season with UCLA football in 1962.

Lynn Shackelford was a member of three consecutive NCAA championship squads with UCLA men's basketball from 1967 to 1969. The Bruins went 88-2 during Shackelford's two seasons, which he spent playing alongside his classmate Lew Alcindor – now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

After averaging 9.7 points and 5.0 rebounds per game at UCLA, Shackelford was selected in the seventh round of the 1969 NBA Draft and played one season in the ABA.

Erik Sullivan was a two-time All-American and two-time national champion, guiding UCLA men's volleyball to championships in 1993 and 1995. The Bruins went 31-1 his senior season, during which he was a team captain.

Sullivan's playing career continued for eight years with Team USA, bringing him to the 2000 and 2004 Olympics. As a coach at Colorado, Nebraska and Texas, Sullivan helped produce 36 All-Americans.

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