BERKELEY - After being voted into the Cal Athletic Hall of Fame in May, former women's water polo standout Heather Petri went through enshrinement festivities last weekend.
Petri, the only four-time female Olympian in school history and the only athlete ever at Cal to win medals in four separate Olympic Games, joined seven other former Cal athletes at the annual Hall of Fame banquet at the Greek Orthodox Church Conference Center in Oakland last Friday. The class of 2013 also was honored at halftime of the Cal football game on Saturday.
Petri helped Team USA to a gold medal in 2012, silver medals in 2000 and 2008 and a bronze medal in 2004. She starred for the Bears from 1997-99 and 2001; Petri took the 2000 season off to train with Team USA and prepare for the Olympics.
Petri had her cap retired in a special ceremony before a home match last season.