July 6, 2011
MALIBU, Calif. - Three All-Americans, a coaching legend and one national championship team will make up the newest group that is to be inducted into the Pepperdine University Athletics Hall of Fame this fall, the department announced today.
The inductees at the Sunday, October 9 event will be: Mike Fetters (baseball), Maureen Formico (women's basketball), Jim Harrick (men's basketball), Troy Tanner (men's volleyball) and the 2006 NCAA champion men's tennis team.
The ceremony will be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif. Check-in and a welcome reception will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $60 per plate and can be purchased by contacting Heather Collart at 310-506-6483 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is September 26 to make a reservation.
"One of the biggest and most anticipated events on our calendar each year is the Hall of Fame ceremony," Pepperdine Director of Athletics Steve Potts said. "It's a wonderful opportunity to look back and honor the most successful student-athletes, coaches and teams that make up our department's proud history. We add another tremendous group of inductees this year, each of whom left an immeasurable mark on their respective programs."
The Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1980. This year's group will join 92 individuals and 13 teams that have already been enshrined.
To be eligible for induction, nominees must have competed, coached for or rendered an extraordinary service to Pepperdine University Athletics. After a list of nominations was gathered, Pepperdine's Hall of Fame Committee made the decision on this year's inductees.
Here is more information on the newest Hall of Fame inductees:
Mike Fetters, Baseball
Played three seasons (1984 through 1986) ... A righthanded pitcher from Ewa Beach, Hawaii (Iolani HS) ... An All-American in 1986 and the WCC Pitcher of the Year ... An All-WCC and All-District 8 selection in 1986 ... Named to the WCC/Rawlings' 40th Anniversary Team (1968-2007) ... Held several school career records, including wins (33), innings pitched (361.2), games started (49) and strikeouts (292), all of which have since been broken ... Still holds school single-season records for strikeouts (158), innings pitched (147.2) and complete games (12), all set in 1986 ... Went 13-7 with a 3.66 ERA in 1986 ... Went 10-4 with a 3.38 ERA in 1985 ... Went 10-2 with a 2.84 ERA in 1984 ... Team won or shared the WCC title all three years and advanced to NCAA Regional play in 1985 and 1986 ... Became the first Pepperdine player to join the USA National Team in 1985 ... Was selected in the first round of the 1986 MLB Draft (22nd overall) by the Angels ... Had a 16-year career in the majors.
Maureen Formico, Women's Basketball
Played four seasons (1982-83 through 1985-86) ... A 6-foot forward from Los Gatos, Calif. (Mitty HS) ... A two-time All-American (1985 and 1986) ... Made the 1986 All-WCC first team (the first year the conference sponsored women's basketball) ... Pepperdine's all-time leader in scoring (2,190), field goals made (873) and free throws made (444) and is third in rebounds (1,188) and ninth in steals (170) ... Holds Pepperdine single-season records for points (713), scoring (24.6), field goals made (301) and free throws made (154) ... Holds the school single-game records for field goals made (19), free throws made (17) and rebounds (33) ... Led the team in scoring and rebounding her final three years ... Led the WCC in scoring (22.9) and rebounding (11.6) as a senior.
Jim Harrick, Men's Basketball
Head coach for nine seasons (1979-80 through 1987-88) ... His teams went 167-97 (.633) and made six postseason appearances ... Waves went to the 1982, 1983, 1985 and 1986 NCAA Tournaments and 1980 and 1988 NITs ... Pepperdine won or shared five WCC regular-season titles ... The 1981-82 squad went 14-0 in conference, the first perfect WCC season in school history ... The 1985-86 team went 25-5 and posted a school-record winning percentage of .833 ... The 1986-87 team reached the final of the inaugural WCC Tournament ... Earned four WCC Coach of the Year awards ... Went on to win an NCAA championship as the head coach at UCLA in 1995.
Troy Tanner, Men's Volleyball
Played for four seasons (1983 and 1985-87) ... A setter/outside hitter from Hacienda Heights, Calif. (Los Altos HS) ... A three-time All-American, earning first team honors as a senior and junior and second team as a freshman ... Member of the 1985 and 1986 NCAA champions ... Also earned all-conference honors from 1985-87 ... Led the team in digs and service aces in 1983 and 1987 ... Made the NCAA All-Tournament team in 1983 ... Missed the 1984 season while on a Mormon mission ... During his time at Pepperdine, trained with the U.S. National Team, competed in the Goodwill Games in the Soviet Union and played in the 1985 World University Games ... Won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics ... Coached the gold-medal-winning beach team of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh.
2006 Men's Tennis Team
Won the 2006 NCAA championship, the first in Pepperdine tennis history and the ninth overall for the school ... Led by current head coach Adam Steinberg, went 36-2 on the season, setting a record for wins by a national championship team ... At the NCAA Tournament, held at Stanford, avenged its only two losses of the season in the semifinals (a 4-1 win over Texas) and the final (a 4-2 win over previously unbeaten Georgia) ... Ivor Lovrak was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Performer and he, Pedro Rico, Andre Begemann and Omar Altmann were named to the All-Tournament team for singles, as were all three of Pepperdine's doubles teams.