Erika Gavitt

Erika Gavitt

Erika Gavitt graduated from El Camino College in 2012, and then transferred to the University of California at Berkeley as an English major. She said that she is thankful that she was able to attend El Camino College and credits her professors and others for helping her find her way to UC Berkeley.


“My experience in high school caused me to doubt my ability to excel academically,” she added. “When I enrolled at El Camino College, I decided to set an academic goal to attend UC Berkeley. I purposely set the bar high, expecting myself to fall somewhat short of it. And who knows? Without the incredible amount of support I received from the professors at El Camino College, I might have missed the mark and lost sight of my goal. I was introduced to a community, grounded in support, of teachers who genuinely wanted me to succeed. I am proud to be a transfer student. I certainly would not be the person I am today had I decided not to attend El Camino College.”

El Camino College Olympians

1948 Olympics – London
Track and Field
George Stanich High Jump Won a Bronze Medal

1952 Olympics – Helsinki

Water Polo
Urho Saari Head Coach
Bill Dornblazer Player
Jim Norris Player
Harry Bisby Player
Bob Hughes Player

1964 Olympics – Tokyo

Keith Erickson Player

1984 Olympics – Los Angeles

Flora “Flo” Hyman Player Won a Silver Medal

1992 Olympics – Barcelona

Track and Field
Myra Mayberry 100 and 400 meters Representing Puerto Rico.

1996 Olympics – Atlanta

Track and Field
Sharette Garcia 800 meters Representing Belize
Myra Mayberry 100 and 200 meters Representing Puerto Rico.

Sprint Kayaking
Cliff Meidel Team Member

2000 Olympics – Sydney

Sprint Kayaking

Cliff Meidel Team Member and Team USA Flag Bearer