Greats Dean-Andaluz And Zylker Receive More Honors

Gale Dean-Andaluz and Jim Zylker, members of the San Jose State Spartans Sports Hall of Fame, will have another honor bestowed upon them when they are inducted into the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame on June 11.

The Hall of Fame, located at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City, honors Peninsulans who have had an impact on the local sports scene.  In its 22 years of existence the hall has enshrined more than 220 people.

Dean-Andaluz, the first softball player to be inducted into the Spartans Sports Hall of Fame was also one of the first to receive an athletic scholarship from San Jose State.  A member of Spartans’ first four softball teams, she still holds the program’s record for complete games pitched (94) in a career and the single-season ERA (0.77 in 1988) record.  Dean-Andaluz is one of three Spartans to win 20 games in a season and led the 1989 team to the second-most wins in San Jose State history (36).

A National Soccer Coaches Association of America second-team All-American in 1972, Zylker ranks among the top-5 in career points, shots, goals and assists at San Jose State.  He holds the single-game (5 vs. Cal State Hayward in 1972) and the single-season assists records (26 in 1972).  In addition, he was a member of the 1972 and 1976 U.S. Olympic Men’s Soccer teams.

The San Mateo County/Silicon Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau, the San Mateo County Event Center and the San Mateo County Times/San Jose Mercury News present the event.

The induction dinner at the Event Center will coincide with the 2013 San Mateo County Fair. For more information, contact the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 650-348-7600.