Cindy Banks

Cindy Banks, Hall of Fame Inductee

Cindy Banks graduated from San Marcos in 1975. During her high school career, she was honored as an outstanding athlete in both basketball and track. She continued her track career at Santa Barbara City College and, in 1978, was the League Champion in the 100 meter sprint, the discus and the javelin. She was also State Champion that year and set a record for the discus.

Cindy moved on to UC Berkeley in 1980 where she distinguished herself in the pentathlon. She set the school record in this event, as well as in shotput, javelin and 400 meter relay. Additionally, she placed 5th in the Collegiate Nationals in the pentathlon. Cindy’s athletic acumen was characterized by opposing coaches when they referred to her as, “Cal’s one woman wrecking crew” for her multi-event totals in dual and triangle meets.

After her outstanding performances at Cal, Cindy went on to the Olympic trials where she placed 1Oth and was ranked number six in the nation in the hepthalon.

On a personal note, she was blinded by the light of the Golden Toe and married him. They have three wonderful daughters.