Olivarez, Quintana, van Hunnik Named to CSLA Athletics Hall of Fame

Olivarez, Quintana, van Hunnik Named to CSLA Athletics Hall
of Fame

The Cal State L.A. Athletics Hall of Fame will grow by three
members in February with the induction of Edna Olivarez-Nguyen
(tennis), Lupe Quintana-Whiteman (basketball) and Luanne van Hunnik
(archery) as announced by the Golden Eagle Hall of Fame Committee.
The trio will be inducted on Friday, February 2 in ceremonies
held at the Tower restaurant in the Transamerica building downtown.

"With such a successful and diverse group of nominees to
choose from, this was an extremely difficult year to select just
three people for induction to the hall of fame," says Cal
State L.A. Director of Athletics Carol Dunn.

"Edna Olivarez-Nguyen, Lupe Quintana-Whiteman and Luanne
van Hunnik are three outstanding choices who not only represented
the University well while they were here, but who have continued
to make meaningful contributions to their communities since their
days at Cal State L.A."

Edna Olivarez Nguyen

Edna Olivarez stands out as one of the most successful women's
tennis players from a program which has produced many champions.
Olivarez won numerous titles while a Golden Eagle, starting in
her freshman season (1987) when she was named the national Rookie
of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association.

She was named the CCAA Tennis Player of the Year in 1989 after
she captured the prestigious Rolex West Regional Championship
and finished second in the nation at the Rolex National Tournament.

The crowning feather in her cap, however, came at the end of her
collegiate career in 1990 when she captured the NCAA Division
II national singles championship. Immediately after winning that
title, she teamed with Jennifer Choi to capture the national championship
in doubles as well.

Olivarez was a four-time All-American and was a three-time Cal
State L.A. team MVP from 1988-90. A native of the Philippines,
Olivarez graduated from Cal State L.A. with a degree in accounting.
She is currently the acting controller at Family Service of Los

Lupe Quintana-Whiteman

One of the top players in Cal State L.A. women's basketball history,
Lupe Quintana earned induction into the Cal State L.A. Athletics
Hall of Fame as much for her work ethic as for her natural playing
ability. She made her reputation as a tenacious defender and rebounder,
a reputation verified by her numerous mentions in the Cal State
L.A. basketball record book.

Quintana still hold the Cal State L.A. career rebounding record,
collecting 1,200 boards from 1986-89. In fact her total is nearly
500 better than her nearest competitor. She ranks second in career
blocked shots (107) and third in career steals (183).

Though she was known as a rebounder and defender, sometimes overlooked
is the fact that Quintana was a prolific scorer during her four
seasons at Cal State L.A. Her career total of 1,321 points still
ranks third on the all-time Golden Eagle scoring list. Only four
players had a better scoring season than her 429 points as a sophomore
in 1987.

Quintana earned numerous individual honors during her Golden
Eagle career, including the Billie Jean King Award as the University's
top female athlete in 1989.

She earned her degree in biology from Cal State L.A. in 1990
and currently works as a cytotechnologist at the City of Hope
Medical Center in Duarte.

Luanne van Hunnik

As a champion archer, one could say Luanne van Hunnik took dead
aim at success. One could also say that she hit the bulls eye
as both a student and an athlete during her highly successful
collegiate career in the early 1980's.

After transferring to Cal State L.A. from Cypress College in
1980, van Hunnik earned the California State Collegiate Championship-indoors
and outdoors-in both her junior and senior seasons. She was a
two-time All-American at Cal State L.A, placing third at the U.S.
Intercollegiate Championships as a junior and seventh as a senior.

She was the junior college mixed team national champion at Cypress
in 1979 before coming to Cal State L.A. and placing second nationally
as a junior and third nationally as a senior.

After graduating from Cal State L.A. in 1982, van Hunnik served
as a the scorekeeper at the 1983 World Target Championships for
Gold Medalist Jin Ho Kim of Korea and at the 1984 Olympic Games
for Silver Medalist Rick McKinney of the USA.

Luanne van Hunnik compiled an impressive 3.5 grade point average
while earning her degree in physical education at CSLA. She maintains
her connection to the Golden Eagle program, having served as CSLA's
equipment manager since 1982.