- Inducted in 1987
- Namesake of the Jim Jennings Award
Jim Jennings, or commonly known as “J.J.”, served as a volunteer in the Santa Clara Athletics Department for more than 20 years with a perpetual smile on his face. Steve Nash quotes that Jennings was “one of a kind” and “always had a smile on his face and was incredibly happy and was a lot of fun to be around. I used to remember him at the games. He meant a lot to all of us. He was in many ways a guardian of our program.” From his service to Santa Clara, the Jim Jennings Award is presented annually to a male or female senior non-athlete most distinguished for unselfish and loyal service to the Athletics Department.