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2023 Pac-12 Hall of Honor Inductee: Dr. Luella Lilly

Mar 2, 2023
Dr. Luella Lilly took the helm as the Golden Bears’ women’s athletic director in 1976. Over the course of her 17-year tenure, Lilly oversaw a women’s athletics program that won 28 conference championships in eight of 11 sports, in addition to national titles in crew in 1980 and 1984. She established the Cal Women’s Hall of Fame during the 1977-78 academic year, whose inductees are now part of the California Athletics Hall of Fame of which Lilly became a member in 2005. In 1999, Lilly was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Association of Collegiate Women’s Athletic Administrators for her trailblazing contribution to women’s athletics.