Four Sagehens to be Inducted Into Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 12
Four athletic standouts will be inducted into the Pomona-Pitzer Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The Induction Ceremony will be held during a banquet in the Edmunds Ballroom of the Smith Campus Center on Pomona College's Campus beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets for the Induction Ceremony are required, and may be purchased on the Athletics site. The Smith Campus Center is located at 170 E. Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711. Campus parking information may be found here, but public parking is also available on College Avenue just west of Smith Campus Center.
The 2011 Inductees are:
Ranee (Morales) Axtell PI '98
A four-year letterman in both volleyball and softball at Nogales HS, Axtell entered Pitzer in the fall of 1994 and proceeded to establish the record book for Pomona-Pitzer women’s softball.
A four-year starter, with three seasons at centerfield and one at shortstop, Axtell (known as Ranee Morales while on campus) earned four straight years of All-SCIAC honors: two Second Team honors as a frosh and sophomore, two First Team honors as a junior and senior. As a senior, Axtell was named First Team All-Region.
Axtell established the following statistical marks: Career school records: Batting Avg. (.414), Runs Scored (115), At Bats (389), Hits (161), Doubles (40), Triples (12), Homeruns (10), Stolen Bases (56), Slugging % (.679), On Base % (.517), Fielding % (.929). Team MVP (soph, senior).
A team captain in both her junior and senior years, Axtell led SCIAC in her senior season in Stolen Bases (16) and was second in Doubles (14) and fourth in Batting Average (.455).
An avid reader, Axtell married Jesse Axtell PI '98, and the two are parents of two girls: Caroline (4) and Abigail (15 months). The family lives in Bothell, Washington.
Adam Boardman '01
After four years of track and three years of cross country at Central Catholic HS, where he led his team from 8th in the conference to 8th in the state, Adam Boardman enrolled at Pomona and ran his name into the Sagehen archives during his four seasons each of cross country and track and field.
In cross country Boardman placed second at the SCIAC Championships three straight years as a sophomore, junior and senior, and earned SCIAC MVP honors as a junior. Boardman is one of only 18 runners in SCIAC history to earn All-SCIAC First Team honors four straight years. At the NCAA West Regional meet, Boardman improved his finish from 6th as a sophomore to 5th as a junior to 2nd as a senior. A two-time NCAA National Championship qualifier, Boardman earned All-America honors with his 35th-place finish in 1999 – only the third All-American for Pomona-Pitzer in team history at the time. On individual course lists at the time of his graduation, Boardman stood #2 at Prado Park (26:18.2), #2 at La Mirada (26:23.1), and #1 at UC Riverside (26:08.2).
In track and field, Boardman twice won the SCIAC title in the 5000m event as a junior and a senior, and was runner-up in the steeplechase as a junior and senior. A two-time National Championships qualifier in track and field, Boardman’s best finish was 9th in the 3000m steeplechase as a senior. On the Pomona-Pitzer all-time track and field lists, Boardman stands #5 in the steeplechase (9:14.20), and #9 in the 10,000m (32:12.2).
Boardman was a four-time team captain – three times in cross country (sophomore, junior, and senior) and once in track and field as a senior. Now training for marathons, Boardman enjoys comedy, mountaineering, cooking, skiing, cycling and is a server at Mozza. He is currently a member of the Pomona College Alumni Board.
Meghan Gould '01
Gould graduated from Lakeside HS in Seattle in 1997 after earning 12 varsity letters and the school’s Most Valuable Athlete award as a senior. During her Lakeside years, Gould led the soccer, basketball and tennis teams to the State Championships, and was named First Team All-State in tennis as a sophomore, junior and senior.
At Pomona Gould played four years of basketball and four years of tennis. In basketball she earned the SCIAC Baldwin Sportsmanship Award in her senior year in 2001. As a guard on the squad, Gould finished her career with the following statistical accolades: #1 Career 3-pt Field Goals (137 in 91 games), #1 in Season 3-pt Field Goals (54 in 26 games sophomore year), #2 in Game 3-pt Field Goals (5 in 1999 vs Occidental), #1 in 3-pt Field Goal Attempts (369 in 91 games), #2 in Season 3-pt Field Goal Attempts (137 in 26 games as sophomore), #1 in Career 3-pt Field Goal Percentage (37.1 in 91 games, shooting 137/369), #3 in Season 3-pt Field Goal Percentage (39.4% in sophomore year, shooting 54/137), and #1 in Single Game 3-pt Field Goal Percentage (100%, 5/5 vs Occidental in 1999).
In tennis, Gould earned First Team All-SCIAC honors as a senior, and Second Team All-SCIAC honors as a sophomore and junior. As a senior, Gould helped lead her team to the 2001 SCIAC title and to a sixth place team finish in the NCAA National Championships. In 2000, Gould teamed with Sheree Schwartz (Pomona 2002) to win the NCAA National Doubles title over a team from Washington & Lee. A year later the duo again advanced to the National Doubles final but fell to a team from Emory.
Gould captained the basketball team as a senior, and captained the tennis team as a junior and senior. Gould won three Pomona-Pitzer Major Sports Awards during her time here. As a sophomore and junior she earned the Athletic Excellence Award for success in more than one sport, and as a senior she earned the department’s Most Valuable Athlete Award.
Following graduation, Gould was an assistant coach for Pomona-Pitzer women’s tennis for one year, and was the Head Coach for Lakeside’s (WA) 8th grade girls basketball team in 2003-2004.
Gould lives in San Francisco, where she is in her third year as Pediatric Resident Physician at UC San Francisco. She enjoys running cycling, cooking and hiking.
Jeremiah Martin PI '01
A senior captain at Beaverton HS in 1997, Jeremiah Martin enrolled at Pitzer and embarked on an award-winning four years on the Sagehen basketball squad.
Martin earned four All-SCIAC honors as a Sagehen, including three First Team honors as a sophomore, junior and senior. Martin earned Team MVP honors as both a junior and senior, and then was named as the SCIAC Player of the Year as a junior during the 1999-2000 year.
At graduation, Martin stood high on a wide variety of team-best lists: #2 on Career Points Scored (1545 pts), #2 on Season Points (502 pts in junior year), #1 on Game Points (41 in 2000), #4 on Career Avg. Points (15.6 per game in 99 games), #4 on Season Avg. Points (19.3 per game as a junior), #2 on Career Field Goals (619), #3 on Season Field Goals (197 as a junior), #1 in Career Field Goal Attempts (1343 in 99 games), #2 in Season Field Goal Attempts (416 as a junior), #1 in Game Field Goal Attempts (32 in a game his senior year), #5 in Career 3-pt Field Goals (124), and #7 in Career Games Played (99).
A team captain as a senior, Martin was also selected as the Pomona-Pitzer Most Valuable Athlete as a junior and a senior.
Martin is currently an investment counselor at Fisher Investments, and enjoys fishing, camping and landscaping. He and his wife Yumi Tsuneoka live in Portland with their three children: Phoenix (4), Cayman (3) and Charleston (1).