2014 Cerritos College Hall of Fame Inductees

Cerritos College President Dr. Linda Lacy with Hall of Fame inductee Nancy Kelly Distinguished Coach - Nancy Kelly (Softball): From 1976 through 1997, Nancy Kelly served as the college’s softball coach and led her teams to 502 career wins and the first state championship (1978) in California Community College history. She coached her teams to 15 Southern California Regional Playoff appearances and five South Coast Conference championships. Prior to winning the state title in 1978, she led her team to a 27-3 mark and was the Southwest AIAW runner-up as well as the National AIAW runner-up. Kelly came to Cerritos College after a storied high school and college athletic career that saw her get inducted into the Temple University Hall of Fame in 1982. While at Temple, Kelly was on the field hockey, softball and basketball teas, where she averaged 28.7 points a game and played on the 1962 World AAU basketball championship team. Since her retirement, Kelly created the Nancy Kelly Academic Scholarship, which is awarded to a softball player who competed for two seasons and qualifies to transfer to a four-year college under NCAA rules. The award has been given out annually since 2003 at the Foundation Golf Tournament. In addition, Kelly had the field she built from scratch upon her arrival named in her honor and is still instrumental in the progress of the field and softball program.

Cerritos College President Dr. Linda Lacy with Hall of Fame inductee Antonio McKee Distinguished Male Athlete - Antonio McKee (Wrestling):
 In his two seasons as a member of the Cerritos College wrestling team, Antonio McKee was unbeatable. He won a pair of state championships (1988 & 1989) while posting a combined 61-0 record, which is the second best all-time record in California Community College history.  In addition to his state titles, he won a pair of Southern California and South Coast Conference championships, while he was also victorious in both of his North/South All-State matches.  For his efforts, Antonio was a two-time 1st Team All-American and helped the Falcons finish in second place at the state championships, while they won the SoCal Championship and conference title his sophomore year.  As a freshman, they won the conference championship and came in third place at SoCal. At the conclusion of his collegiate wrestling career at Cerritos, he eventually went on to a successful Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career, which includes fighting for SherDog (28-6 record) since 1999 and was also a Maximum Fight Lightweight Championship and fought in the World Fighting Alliance and UFC among others. He currently owns www.KOFightNight.com and helped bring the first MMA event to the Cerritos College campus. The response was overwhelming and the college will look to bring in more Antonio-sponsored events.

Cerritos College President Dr. Linda Lacy with Hall of Fame inductee Shelley Hall Distinguished Female Athlete - Shelley Hall (Women's Basketball):
 Shelley Hall, who set three career records, two single-season records and countless single-game records during the 1984-86 seasons as a member of the Cerritos College women’s basketball team, was inducted into the California Community College Women’s Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame on March 13, 2004. Shelley, who went on to play at Cal State Los Angeles, led the Falcons to their first-ever South Coast Conference championship and state tournament appearance. In her freshman year of 1984-85, the Falcons struggled to a 12-17 season, but watched Shelley break the single-season scoring record with 575 points and a 20.7 scoring average. Yet, it was in her sophomore season that the Falcons began their current 20+ years of success and post-season accomplishments. The Falcons turned in a 25-8 record and won the conference title, as Shelley broke the scoring record she set the season before with 636 points (since broken) and averaged 20.5 points a game.  Shelley still holds the record for most career points (1,221) during a time where there was no three-point basket.   Also a great defender, she set the school record with 64 career blocks as well as 191 career steals. In her 65 games, she scored in double-figures 63 times, which included streaks of 31 and 25 games in a row. While at Cal State Los Angeles, Shelley was a 3rd Team All-American her junior season.