Former Indiana University Standout Kandace Waldthaler to Enter Sierra College Hall of Fame
ROCKLIN, Calif. -- Former Indiana University standout and assistant coach Kandace Waldthaler will enter the Sierra College Athletic Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies on Saturday, January 22. The induction class, which comprises Waldthaler, four other former Wolverine athletes and one Sierra College team, was announced last fall.
Waldthaler, originally from Armijo High School in Fairfield, earned Junior College All-America and conference Most Valuable Player honors during her two-year career at Sierra College. She then transferred to Indiana, where she led the Hoosiers with 55 goals and 55 drawn exclusions as a senior in 2005. Waldthaler captured third-team All-America distinction that year.
During her collegiate career, Waldthaler retained her ties with Northern California water polo, serving as a coach at Sierra WPC and Davis WPC. She coached the girls' 12-and-under squad for the latter in 2005.
Waldthaler played professional water polo in Australia, served as an assistant at IU for four years, then returned to the Golden State during the summer to serve as an assistant coach for both the University of California-Davis men's and women's teams.
Joining Waldthaler in the 2011 induction class are J.P. Greco (football), Ken Hashagen (basketball, cross country and track coach), Susan McVay (community contributor), Ed Norton (football, wrestling) and the state-champion 2007 women's tennis team. The actual induction ceremony takes place at 11:30 a.m. at the Sierra College Campus Center.