MALIBU, Calif. - A Pepperdine coaching legend, a trailblazer in women's soccer, a Major League Baseball veteran and the school's all-time leading scorer in men's basketball 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 21 event will be: Tom Asbury (men's basketball coach), Jennifer (Evans) Lilley (women's soccer), Dan Haren (baseball) and Dane Suttle (men's basketball).
The ceremony will be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif. Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $60 per plate and can be purchased by contacting Jamil Macias at 310-506-4935 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is October 1 to make a reservation.
"The Hall of Fame ceremony is always one of our biggest and most important events of the year," Director of Athletics Dr. Steve Potts said. "Pepperdine has such a remarkable athletic heritage and we always enjoy the opportunity to come together each fall and recognize some of the great coaches and student-athletes that have played such a large part in Pepperdine Athletics' success. This year's group is another outstanding example of that."
The Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1980. This year's group will join 96 individuals and 14 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:
Tom Asbury, Men's Basketball Retired after the 2010-11 season after having been a coach at Pepperdine for 18 seasons (nine as head coach over two different eras) ... Previously was the head coach for six seasons (1988-89 through 1993-94) before returning in 2008-09 and coaching three more seasons ... Served as an assistant coach for nine seasons (1979-80 through 1987-88) before becoming head coach ... In his first six-season stint as head coach, he led Pepperdine to a 125-59 record (.679) ... The team went to the postseason five times in six years with three NCAA Tournament appearances (1991, '92, '94) and two in the NIT (1989, '93) ... Won three regular-season West Coast Conference titles, finished no worse than second in any of his first six seasons and compiled a league record of 66-18 (.786) ... Pepperdine's only three WCC Tournament championships came under Asbury ... After adding three more seasons in which he came out of retirement to try to settle a troubled program and build a new foundation, his total Pepperdine record for nine seasons as the head coach was 153-127 (.546) - tied for fourth-most wins in program history - and in 18 seasons on the staff it was 320-224 (.588).
Jennifer Evans, Women's Soccer Played four seasons (1993 through 1996) ... A forward from Simi Valley, Calif., and Royal High School ... Joined Pepperdine in its inaugural season as a freshman ... Set and still holds 17 single-game, single-season or career records for the Waves ... Was an NSCAA All-West Region first team selection in 1995 ... A two-time All-WCC first team pick ... On Pepperdine's career lists, ranks #1 all-time in points (125), points per game (1.76), goals (54), goals per game (0.76) and shots (297) ... Holds the school single-season records for points (46), points per game (2.71), goals (20), goals per game (1.18), game-winning goals (five) and shots (97), all set in 1993 ... Also had nine goals and four assists in 1994, 14 goals and two assists in 1995 and 11 goals and five assists in 1996 ... Had five three-goal games in her career ... Will be the first women's soccer player to be inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame.
Dan Haren, Baseball Played three seasons (1999 through 2001) ... A right-handed pitcher and designated hitter from West Covina, Calif., and Bishop Amat High School ... A Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball second team All-American in 2001 ... 2001 WCC Player of the Year ... 2001 All-District 8/All-West Coast Selection ... 1999 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year ... Two-year All-West Coast Conference Selection in 2000 and 2001 ... Member of the WCC/Rawlings 40th Anniversary Team ... Member of Pepperdine's 2001 West Coast Conference championship team ... Appeared in two NCAA Regional tournaments in 1999 and 2001 ... Led Pepperdine in all three Triple Crown pitching categories in 2000 with a 3.08 earned-run average, eight wins and 103 strikeouts ... Left Pepperdine with a career win-loss record of 29-11, 277 strikeouts and a 2.77 earned-run average ... At the plate, posted a career batting average of .301 with five home runs and 54 RBI ... Drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the second round of the 2001 MLB Draft (72nd overall) ... The 2012 season is his 10th in Major League Baseball ... A three-time All-Star who now pitches for the Angels.
Dane Suttle, Men's Basketball Played four seasons (1979-80 through 1982-83) ... A 6-foot-3 guard from Los Angeles, Calif., and Fremont High School ... Pepperdine's all-time leading scorer (1,701 points) ... Made the NABC All-District second team in 1983 and was the WCC's co-Player of the Year along with Orlando Phillips ... A two-time All-WCC first teamer ... A five-time WCC Player of the Week ... One of five players in Pepperdine history to score 40 points in a game (41 at LMU) ... Also set Pepperdine records for field goals made (677, now #3) and assists (372, now #5) ... Led the team in scoring as a senior, averaging 23.4 ppg (#3 on Pepperdine's single-season scoring list) ... Team won or shared three WCC regular-season titles, played in the NCAA Tournament twice and the NIT once ... Selected in the seventh round of the 1983 NBA Draft and played two seasons in the NBA with the Kansas City Kings ... His son Dane Suttle Jr. also played for the Waves.