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Luella Lilly
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Luella Lilly 1251336
A pioneer in Cal women's sports, Lilly served as the Bears' women's athletic director from 1976-92...during her 17-year reign, the Bear women won 28 conference championships in eight of 11 sports, plus national crew titles in 1979-80 (varsity 8 and varsity 4) and 1983-84 (novice 8, varsity 4)...when USA Today began ranking overall excellence of women's sports programs in the country in 1985, Cal ranked among the nation's top 12 each of the final eight years of Lilly's tenure, including an all-time high of fourth in 1999, she was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Collegiate Women's Athletic the school's original women's AD, she established the Cal Women's Hall of Fame in 1977-78 with those inductees now part of the California Athletic Hall of Fame, in which Lilly is now a member.
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