Janay Bainbridge Twitchell
To Janay Bainbridge Twitchell setting goals was always more important than setting records. Her greatest legacy, however, lies neither in those attained goals or still standing records. It's in the example she set for teammates and fans. "She was the best defensively player in the NACA," HSU head coach Pam Martin said at the October HSU Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Bainbridge is the fourth of the Martian's players in the Hall of Fame.
From 1989 through 1992, Bainbridge quietly and convincingly made her mark on the Lumberjacks volleyball and women's basketball programs. She is listed in five different career record basketball categories, including No. 2 all-time in assist, and earns six notations in the volleyball record book.
Bainbridge was twice recognized with selection to the all-Northern California Athletic Conference women's basketball team and once honored with an all-NCAC volleyball award.
Bainbridge graduated from HSU in 1992 bachelor's degree and earned her multiple subjects teaching credential a year later. She is currently a teacher at Toddy Thomas School in Fortuna.
Prior to attending and play at Humboldt State, Bainbridge was a multi-sport standout at South Fork High School in Miranda, Calif.
Source: Lady Jacks' Hoopla November 1999