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Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame Inductees

Following the 2013 induction ceremony, the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame currently includes 104 individuals that make up an impressive list of administrators, coaches and student-athletes who have made a significant mark on the history of the athletic program.

Additionally, 14 teams have been enshrined to date along with a distinguished list of eight Special Achievement Award recipients.

Please find a year-by-year listing of inductees to the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame.

1980
Terry Bell, Football
Played football for four seasons (1946-49) ... Teamed with fellow Hall of Famer Darwin Horn to form Pepperdine's first backfield on the gridiron ... Starting tailback on Pepperdine's 1946 Will Rogers Bowl champions and on the 1947 small-college national champions ... Earned 1948 Little All-American honors and 1947 United Press Little All-Coast honorable mention ... Holds Pepperdine's single-play records for longest run from scrimmage (80 yards), punt return (72 yards) and kickoff return (95 yards), all set in 1948 ... The first four-sport letterman in school history, he also competed in track, basketball and baseball.
Bert Brewer, Men's Cross Country/Track Coach
Head coach for 11 seasons (1961-71) until the program was discontinued ... Produced 22 All-Americans and coached several Olympians while in charge of a storied running program ... Coached 1963 team to NAIA regional title and his 1965 and 1966 teams finished third at the NCAA College Division Nationals ... Served as assistant football coach for two seasons and also assisted with baseball team ... Served as Pepperdine's head trainer for 25 years.
Roy Burleson, Men's Cross Country/Track
1962-65 ... Earned several All-American awards ... World-ranked in the 440-yard intermediate hurdles ... Half-mile record holder while in school.
Nick Buzolich, Men's Basketball/Tennis
Played three seasons of basketball (1944-46) ... A 1944 All-American on the hardwood ... A member of Pepperdine's first NCAA Tournament team in 1944 and was on teams that placed second and third, respectively, at the 1945 and 1946 NAIA Tournaments ... Had the highest scoring average of anyone in the 1944 NCAA Tournament, averaging 22.5 points in two games ... Led the team in scoring all three seasons (12.8 in 1943-44, 16.7 in 1944-45 and 12.7 in 1945-46) ... Scored 1,464 points in his career, at the time the school record and still #13 on the school list (as of 2008-09) ... Also earned tennis All-American honors in both 1945 and 1946 and was a nationally ranked tennis player ... Has a plaque on the San Pedro (Calif.) SportsWalk.
Hubert Derrick, Men's Tennis Coach
Head coach from 1938-64 ... Produced outstanding tennis teams throughout his career ... His 1952 squad won the NAIA national championship ... He coached several All-Americans, including Nick Buzolich and Robert Lansdorp ... From 1958 (when Pepperdine tennis records begin) to 1964, his teams had a dual-match record of 100-23 ... Served as Campus Minister for 10 years on the Los Angeles campus ... One of the few faculty members ever to receive an Honorary Doctorate degree.
Robert "Duck" Dowell, Men's Basketball Coach
Head coach for 20 seasons (1948-49 through 1967-68) ... Produced six All-Americans and teams that won four CCAA titles and one WCC championship ... Took teams to NAIA national tournament three straight years from 1950-52 ... After Pepperdine returned to the NCAA level, took the team to the 1962 NCAA Tournament ... Finished with a record of 263-264 and has won more games than any other Pepperdine basketball coach ... Served as the school's athletic director as well from 1955-68, and also taught at the school after he finished coaching ... Firestone Fieldhouse's court is named after him.
Al Duer, Men's Basketball Coach
Head coach for nine seasons (1939-40 through 1947-48) ... Established Pepperdine as a nationally prominent team in the school's early years ... Coached Waves to five straight national tournaments from 1942-46, four in the NAIA and the 1944 NCAA Tournament ... His teams finished second in 1945 and third in 1946 at the NAIA events ... Posted a record of 176-102 (.633) as head coach ... A member of the Citizen Savings Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame ... Known as "Mr. NAIA", he was named executive secretary of the organization in 1949, where he stayed until his retirement in 1975 ... A third Vice President with the U.S. Olympic Committee ... Was enshrined in the Naismith Hall of Fame as a contributor in 1982.
Pete Fogo, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1941-42, 1942-43 and 1946-47) ... Earned All-American honors his first season in 1942 ... Led the team in scoring his first two seasons (18.1 in 1941-42 and 18.5 in 1942-43) before his career was interrupted by military duty ... Pepperdine made its first two postseason appearances in 1942 and 1943 at the NAIA Tournament ... Played briefly as a pro following graduation with the Chicago Gears of the Professional Basketball League of America.
Sterling Forbes, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1957-58 through 1959-60) ... Earned All-American honorable mention honors as a senior ... Was an All-WCC first team selection all three seasons ... Averaged 18.6, 18.4 and 17.7 points in his three seasons and led the WCC in scoring as a sophomore and senior ... Also led Pepperdine in rebounding his final two seasons ... Ended his career ranked #2 in career points (1,349) at Pepperdine and is still #16 as of 2008-09 ... Set the school record for career rebounds (869) and now ranks #6 as of 2008-09, and still ranks #2 in rebound average (11.7) ... Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 11th round of the 1960 NBA Draft.
Gail Hopkins, Baseball/Men's Basketball
Played three seasons of baseball (1962-64) ... Had his best season as a junior in 1963, batting .375 with four home runs and earning All-American honors ... Helped Pepperdine qualify for the NCAA College Division Playoffs in both 1962 and 1963 ... Played one season of men's basketball ... Became Pepperdine's first player to reach the Major Leagues and played for six seasons with the Chicago White Sox (1968-70), Kansas City Royals (1971-73) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1974) ... Completed his career in the Japanese league ... He was also head coach of Pepperdine's baseball team in 1968.
Darwin Horn, Football/Baseball
Played three seasons of football (1946-48) ... A two-time Little All-American in football, including first team in 1947 ... In 1947, he earned an Associated Press honorable mention All-American honor that included all of the big schools ... Led the nation in scoring in 1947 with 115 points, and was third in 1946 with 100 points ... Holds Pepperdine's rushing records for career (1,577 yards) and season (564 yards) ... Scored 38 touchdowns in his career ... Starred on Pepperdine's inaugural team, the Will Rogers Bowl champions, and on the 1947 small-college national championship squad ... Also played baseball and was a Helms Foundation All-Star.
Bill Johnson, Men's Track
1951-54 ... All-American two times ... Won the NAIA title in 1953 in his specialty, the 440-yard intermediate hurdles ... Named the California Collegiate Athletic Association's Most Valuable Performer in 1953 ... First consensus All-American in Pepperdine history ... Represented the United States on a European tour in 1953.
Bob Morris, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1950-51 through 1952-53) ... Earned All-American honors as a senior in 1953 after averaging team highs of 18.8 points and 8.0 rebounds ... Scored 44 points in a game against Chico State, at the time the school record ... His teams won three CCAA titles and went to two NAIA national tournaments ... Scored 918 points in his career (11.6 average).
Ron Pettigrew, Men's Cross Country/Track
1966-70 ... Earned five All-American awards ... Coached by fellow Hall of Famer Bert Brewer ... One of the top 10-ranked U.S. men in the steeplechase in 1970.
Clark Rex, Baseball/Football
1956-60 ... Pepperdine's Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Batted .310 with two home runs and 27 RBI as a senior ... The 1960 squad advanced to the NCAA District 8 Playoffs to face USC ... Also played guard on the football team for three seasons (1957-59).
Wixie Robinson, Football/Men's Track
Played three seasons (1954-56) ... Named to the Associated Press Little All-American first team in 1955 and third team in 1956 as both an offensive and defensive star ... Extremely quick as a big man, he ran a 9.8 in the 100-yard dash ... Played semipro ball following graduation.
John Scolinos, Baseball/Football Coach
Head baseball coach for 15 seasons (1946-60) ... Posted a record of 263-219 (.546) ... His teams advanced to the NCAA District Playoffs in three of his final five years, and his 1960 team was ranked as #5 in the nation ... The Pepperdine baseball team currently grants the John Scolinos Award to an exemplary player each year ... He also coached Pepperdine's football team for five seasons (1955-59), and his teams went 17-26-1 ... He went on to build the Cal Poly Pomona baseball program, where his teams won two NCAA Division II national championships.
Ray Sims, Baseball
1956-60 ... As a senior in 1960, struck out 96 in 93 1/3 innings and went 8-4 with a 2.94 earned-run average ... Established a school single-season mark for strikeouts that stood until 1983 ... Prominent member of 1960 club that advanced to the NCAA District 8 Playoffs.
Gene Vollnogle, Football/Men's Track
Played three seasons of football (1949-51) ... A Little All-American honorable mention and an All-Coast football selection in 1951 ... Competed in the shot put in track ... Coached at Banning High School and Carson High School, at one point holding the California state record for coaching victories, and Carson's football stadium is named after him.
Bob Warlick, Men's Basketball
Played two seasons (1961-62 and 1962-63) ... Named an All-American in 1962 and to the All-WCC first team in both of his seasons ... Led the team in scoring both seasons, averaging 16.4 points as a junior and 17.3 as a senior ... Became one of Pepperdine's first alums to reach the NBA, playing four seasons with the Detroit Pistons (1966), San Francisco Warriors (1967 and 1968), Milwaukee Bucks (1969) and Phoenix Suns (1969).
1981
William "Bird" Averitt, Men's Basketball
Played two seasons (1971-72 and 1972-73) ... Earned All-American honors in 1973 ... Had the two highest-scoring seasons in Pepperdine history, averaging 28.9 points his first year and a nation-leading 33.9 points in his second ... Set the school and WCC record with a 57-point game against Nevada and also owns six of the top seven scoring games in program history ... Was the WCC Player of the Year in 1973 and a two-time All-WCC selection ... Was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the fourth round of the 1973 NBA Draft ... Played in the ABA for three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and Kentucky Colonels and in the NBA for two seasons with the Buffalo Braves and New Jersey Nets.
Jack Bighead, Football/Men's Track
Played three seasons of football (1949-51) ... An All-American in both football and track ... Held the football program's career records for receptions (86) and receiving yardage (1,261) ... Athletic career was interrupted by a stint in the Korean War ... Returned to school and competed in track in 1954, where he established 440 and 220 hurdle records ... Played in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts in 1954 and the Los Angeles Rams in 1955 ... Became an actor and was a co-star in "The Jim Thorpe Story."
Dayle Campbell, Baseball
Played four seasons (1965-68) ... A 1965 All-American ... Earned All-District Eight and All-CCAA honors three times apiece ... Drafted three times, but chose to come back to school the first two times ... Was taken by the Minnesota Twins in the 1966 fifth round, the Baltimore Orioles in the 1967 fourth round and the California Angels in the 1968 first round ... Played three years in the Angels' organization.
Harry Dinnel, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1960-61 through 1962-63) ... Named co-WCC Player of the Year in 1962 and an All-WCC first team selection in 1963 ... Grabbed 867 rebounds in his career, second in Pepperdine history at the time and currently seventh (as of 2008-09) ... Averaged a double-double for his career with 12.7 points and 11.3 rebounds ... Was selected in the eighth round of the 1963 NBA Draft by the San Francisco Warriors ... Went on to be a player/coach with the Anaheim Amigos of the ABA.
Larry Dugan, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1952-53 through 1954-55) ... A 1955 NAIA All-American ... Became the third player in school history to score 1,000 career points, finishing with 1,004 ... At the time of his graduation, was the school's rebounding leader for a season (341/13.6 in 1954-55) and career (728/9.8) ... Led the team in scoring his final two seasons, including 17.4 ppg as a senior ... Believed to be Pepperdine's first African-American basketball player ... Was invited to the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1956.
Nancy Owen-Fortner, Women's Volleyball
1969-71 ... Attended Pepperdine in an era prior to women's intercollegiate athletics being sponsored ... Earned acclaim for the school and herself as part of off-campus club teams ... Played in two Olympics, 1964 in Tokyo and 1968 in Mexico City ... Also competed in two World Games and three Pan-American Games ... A five-time member of USA Volleyball Association national champions ... Spent 11 years in international competition ... Was Loyola Marymount's women's volleyball coach and was inducted into the LMU Hall of Fame in 1994.
Chuck Gibbon, Men's Basketball/Football/Baseball/Golf
1946-50 ... Earned 13 varsity letters in four different sports ... Played four seasons of basketball, starting at center and eventually switching to guard ... Played defensive back and was a punter for the football team ... A slick-fielding infielder in baseball who batted .463 (37-for-80) in 1950.
Dennis Johnson, Men's Basketball
Played one season (1975-76) ... Is known as one of Pepperdine's all-time greats despite playing just one season after transferring from Harbor Junior College in Los Angeles ... Was an All-WCC first team selection after averaging 15.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists ... His team won the WCC title and advanced to the NCAA West Regional semifinals ... Went on to become one of the finest guards in all of pro basketball and won three NBA championships ... Was selected by the Seattle Supersonics in the second round of the 1976 NBA Draft ... Played 14 years in the NBA with the Supersonics (1977-80), Phoenix Suns (1981-83) and Boston Celtics (1984-90) ... He was the MVP of the 1979 NBA Finals, a five-time All-Star, a two-time All-NBA selection and nine-time All-Defensive team selection ... The Celtics retired his #3 jersey.
Karen Logan, Women's Basketball/Tennis
1967-71 ... Came to Pepperdine on an Athletic Achievement grant to train for the Olympic track team ... The men's basketball coach at the time, Gary Colson, discovered her basketball talent, which led to a place on a touring team, the "All-American Redheads" ... Invited to the Women's Superstars competition as a result of a Sports Illustrated story on her abilities ... Played tennis and was undefeated on Pepperdine's first women's team her senior year ... Learned volleyball after her departure from school, and proceeded to play professionally for two seasons ... A co-founder of the Women's Basketball League ... Gained national recognition with two feature appearances against Jerry West and Oscar Robertson on CBS' "Battle of the Sexes" in 1975-76.
Jay Roelen, Football
Played four seasons (1954-57) ... One of the best quarterbacks in Pepperdine history ... A 1957 Williamson Little All-American ... Made the 1956 United Press Little All-Pacific Coast honorable mention team ... Passed for school records of 2,392 yards in a career, 1,428 yards in a season and 303 yards in a game ... Led all small-college quarterbacks with 106 completions as a senior ... Became a high-level coach and official in wrestling at the NCAA and NAIA level.
Harry Skandera, Men's Cross Country/Track
1965-69 ... A two-time All-American ... Finished third as a freshman and fifth as a sophomore in the NCAA steeplechase event ... As a junior, placed second in the U.S. Track Federation's mile run ... A three-time Student Body President and director of the campus' academic honors society ... Nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship in 1969.
1982
Steve Ebey, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1965-66 through 1967-68) ... Noted as one of the most underrated players of his day ... Made the All-WCC first team as a senior after leading the conference with a 22.9 ppg average ... Finished his career ranked third at Pepperdine in points (1,282) and is #18 as of 2008-09 ... His senior year scoring average still ranks #4 at Pepperdine.
Hugh Faulkner, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1948-49 through 1950-51) ... Earned All-American honors as a senior after averaging 9.8 points and 13.2 rebounds ... His total of 434 rebounds that season is still the school record, while his average is #4 (as of 2008-09) ... His teams won CCAA titles in 1950 and 1951 and advanced to the NAIA national tournament ... Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors in the ninth round of the 1951 NBA Draft ... Was an AAU All-American after graduation and won a gold medal at the 1956 Pan American Games.
Ed Hyduke, Football
Played three seasons (1948-50) ... A standout quarterback who earned Little All-American honors in 1950 ... That year, he also made the United Press Little All-Coast second team and All-CCAA offensive squad ... Began his collegiate career after military service in World War II ... Holds the school record for total yardage gained in a career (2,447 yards) ... Selected for the 1948 College All-Star Game.
Gary Marks, Baseball
Played for two seasons (1958 and 1959) ... Went on to become head coach for five seasons (1963-67) ... Was one of Pepperdine's top pitchers but was also known for his effective play at nearly every position ... Began as a freshman coach before working his way to varsity head coach ... Pepperdine went 75-96 in his five seasons ... His first squad went 26-8, at the time setting the school record for winning percentage (.765) ... His 1963 and 1965 teams advanced to the NCAA College Division Playoffs.
Rob Picciolo, Baseball
Played for one season (1974) ... After transferring from Santa Monica College, earned All-District honors and helped Pepperdine to first place in the WCC and a spot in the NCAA District Playoffs ... Was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1975 January MLB Draft ... Played in the Major Leagues for nine years with the Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers and California Angels ... Went on to become a coach in the San Diego Padres and Angels organizations.
Jerome Walters, Men's Track
1954-56 ... A premier distance runner who earned All-American honors in 1956 ... Was the 1956 AAU national champion in the 1,500 meters ... Member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic team that competed in Helsinki and advanced to the semifinals of the 1,500 meters ... Member of two world-record relay teams in 1956 and 1957.
J. Eddie Weems, Men's Track
1937-52 ... Became coach of Pepperdine's first-ever athletic team, track and field, in 1937 ... Had two terms as track coach, from 1937-42 and 1946-52 ... Concentrated on developing relay teams that could compete at various track carnivals across the country, such as the Drake Relays, Penn Relays and West Coast Relays ... His 2-mile team established a Drake Relays mark that stood unbroken for 15 years.
1983
Joy Pace, Men's Basketball
Played in four seasons (1943-44 and 1945-46 through 1947-48) ... Led the team in scoring his final two seasons, averaging 12.9 points in 1948 and 9.7 in 1947 ... Schooling was interrupted by military service ... Played on Pepperdine's first NCAA Tournament team and two NAIA Tournament squads ... Selected by the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1948 NBA Draft.
Mike Scott, Baseball
Played three seasons (1974-76) ... Named the WCC Freshman of the Year in 1974 and was a three-time All-WCC selection ... Set Pepperdine career records for wins (26), strikeouts (232) and games started (42), which have since been broken ... Had a career ERA of 2.10, still #4 all-time at Pepperdine (as of 2008-09) ... Pitched a perfect game against Cal Lutheran on Feb. 17, 1976 ... Pepperdine won WCC titles all three years and advanced to the NCAA Playoffs ... Selected in the second round of the 1976 MLB Draft by the New York Mets ... Played 13 years in the majors with the New York Mets and Houston Astros and won the N.L. Cy Young Award in 1986 ... The Astros retired his #33 jersey.
Dick Skophammer, Men's Basketball
Played in four seasons (1972-73 through 1975-76) ... Made the All-WCC second team in 1975 ... Led the team in scoring (14.1) and rebounding (7.7) as a sophomore and in rebounding (10.5) as a freshman ... Scored 1,412 points in his career, which ranked #3 in school history at his graduation and is still #14 (as of 2008-09) ... Set the career rebounding record with 876 (a number that currently ranks #5) ... The Waves won the WCC and went to the NCAA Tournament his senior year ... Named the WCC's top Scholar-Athlete in 1976.
Don Whitney, Men's Track/Basketball
1955-58 ... Won an NAIA national championship in 1958 in the triple jump, and placed second in 1957 ... Also a standout in the long jump, finishing third nationally in 1957 and sixth in 1958 ... Also played two seasons of basketball and was on the Waves' first WCC squad.
1984
- Harry Jenkins, Baseball
Played two seasons (1968-69) ... Two-time All-WCC selection ... Led the Waves in hitting both seasons ... Batted .324 with three home runs and 29 RBI in 1969 and .366 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 1968 ... Team captain and team MVP as a senior ... His career batting average of .343 ranks #7 all-time at Pepperdine (as of the 2008 season) ... Went on to become a prep baseball coach at Redondo High School.
Mark Lee, Baseball
Played two seasons (1975-76) ... Named the WCC's Pitcher of the Year in 1976 and a two-time All-WCC selection ... Made the all-district team in 1976 ... Was selected to the WCC/Rawlings 40th Anniversary Team in 2007 ... Set the school record for career earned run average (1.80), a mark that still stands in 2009 ... Had a career record of 22-8, including a mark of 14-5 in 1975 ... Both teams won the WCC title and advanced to the NCAA playoffs ... Selected by the San Diego Padres in the 13th round of the 1976 MLB Draft ... Pitched in the majors for four years with the Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Ollie Matson, Men's Basketball
Played four seasons (1975, 76, 77, 79) ... Named to the All-WCC first team in 1976 and second team in 1979 ... Was the WCC Freshman of the Year in 1975 ... Scored 1,501 points in his career, which ranked #2 in school history when he left and is #10 as of 2008-09 ... Set the school's career record for rebounds with 884 (now #4 in 2008-09) ... Hit a last-second shot to beat previously undefeated and #3-ranked UNLV in Firestone Fieldhouse in 1976 ... Was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the seventh round of the 1979 NBA Draft.
Olaf Tegner, Administration
From the 1984 Hall of Fame induction program: "Since the Pepperdine Hall of Fame program was instituted in 1979, one of the most consistent contributors to research efforts has been Olaf Tegner. A student at Pepperdine from 1939 to 1943, he eventually came on staff and has completed 40 years with the University. More than any other individual, Tegner has been the subject of queries by Hall of Fame athletes after they have been located. He was a tremendous friend and supporter of Pepperdine student-athletes during important years of athletic growth on the Los Angeles campus."
Wayne Wright, Baseball & Men's Golf Coach/Administration
Head golf coach from 1965-68 ... Head baseball coach for eight seasons (1969-76) ... Athletic Director for 21 years (1976-77 through 1997-98) ... Posted a record 195-166-3 (.540) with the baseball team ... His squads won three WCC titles and advanced to the NCAA playoffs three times ... A three-time WCC Coach of the Year ... During his tenure as Athletic Director, Pepperdine won its first seven NCAA championships.
1985
Craig Buck, Men's Volleyball
Played three seasons (1977, 80 and 81) ... A first-team All-American in 1981 and a second teamer in 1980 ... Also a two-time all-conference selection ... The 1977 squad finished third nationally ... Member of the U.S.'s gold-medal-winning volleyball teams in 1984 and 1988 ... Inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1998 ... Named the 1990 Male Volleyball Player of the Year by the USOC ... Played professionally until 1997.
Terry Schroeder, Men's Water Polo
Played for four seasons (1976-78 and 1980) ... Was the head coach for 20 seasons (1986-2005) ... As a player, earned three All-American awards and set school records for goals in a career (392) and season (138 in 1978) ... The Waves placed fourth nationally three times ... Competed with the U.S. National Team for 16 years and was one of the nation's top players ... A four-time Olympian as an athlete and won silver medals in 1984 and 1988 ... As head coach, he posted a career record of 340-220 ... Took Pepperdine to the NCAA Championships eight times, including the program's only national championship in 1997 ... Was named the 1997 National Coach of the Year ... Stepped down from Pepperdine to become the U.S. head coach, and led his team to the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics ... Also inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2005 and the U.S. Water Polo Hall of Fame in 1998.
1986
Warren Gaer, Football Coach
Head coach for three seasons (1946-48) ... His teams posted a record of 21-6 (.778) ... Took Pepperdine's inaugural team of 1946 to an 8-1 record ... That team won the Will Rogers Bowl in Oklahoma City over Nebraska Wesleyan ... His second team went undefeated (9-0) and was awarded the Helms Athletic Foundation's small-college national championship trophy ... His third squad went 4-5, after which he went on to coach at his alma mater, Drake.
Robert "Bo" Williams, Football 
Played four seasons (1946-49) ... Started along the offensive line ... Team won 25 games during his four-year campaign ... Team won Helms Athletic Trophy given to nation's best small college football team in 1947.
1988
David Gorrie, Baseball Coach
Head baseball coach for 10 seasons (1979-88) ... Posted a record of 409-202-11 (.666) ... His first team set a school record that still stands with 53 wins and advanced to the College World Series for the first time in school history, placing third ... His teams averaged more than 40 wins per season ... His teams won five WCC titles and advanced to NCAA postseason play six times ... Six of his players earned All-American honors ... He earned WCC Coach of the Year honors in 1985 and 1987.
1989
Kim Bueltel, Women's Basketball/Volleyball
A two-sport star in the early years of Pepperdine's women's athletics programs ... Played four years of volleyball (1976-79) and four years of basketball (1977-80), joining both squads shortly after their formation ... A three-time All-American in basketball ... Led the team in scoring and rebounding all four years ... Still ranks #1 all-time in career rebounding (1,270) and #2 in scoring (1,968) ... Competed at two AIAW National Tournaments ... In volleyball, her teams went to the AIAW National Tournament all four years and had three top 10 national rankings ... Played professionally with the Dallas Diamonds of the WBL.
Brad Gilbert, Men's Tennis
Played one season (1981-82) ... Earned All-American honors and helped Pepperdine reach the national championship match ... Also made it to the championship match of the NCAA singles tournament ... Finished the year #6 in the singles rankings ... Posted a record of 32-10 in singles ... Transferred to Pepperdine from Foothill Junior College, and went professional after his junior year ... Won 20 top-level singles titles during his career and was ranked as high as #4 in the world ... Won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics ... Later became a coach, helping the likes of Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick to Grand Slam titles.
Ted Kiapos, Football
Played four seasons (1946-49) ... A member of Pepperdine's inaugural team, which won the Will Rogers Bowl ... Also played on Pepperdine's small college national championship team of 1947 ... Was regarded as inspirational leader ... A lineman who played both on offense and defense ... Team went 25-11 in his four seasons, including 17-1 the first two ... Began collegiate career after service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Robin White, Women's Tennis
Played one season (1982-83) ... Came to Pepperdine after an outstanding junior career, which including a 14-and-under national singles title ... Had the best winning percentage on the team in 1983 and competed in the NCAA Tournament ... Helped the team reach the NCAA Round of 16 ... Turned professional after her freshman season ... Ranked as high as #15 in singles and #8 in doubles in the world ... Won three singles and 12 doubles titles on the WTA Tour ... Won two titles at the U.S. Open, the 1988 women's doubles and the 1989 mixed doubles ... Went on to become a coach with the USTA.
Skip Willis, Baseball
Played four seasons (1972-75) ... Earned All-WCC honors as a junior and senior ... Led the team in hitting in 1972 with a .348 average ... Batted an even .300 for his career in 183 games, which included more than 100 starts in a row in center field ... Still holds the school career record for stolen bases with 148 ... His teams won two WCC titles and advanced to NCAA postseason play twice.
1990
Dale Drager, Football
Played four seasons (1946-49) ... Started in the backfield for the Waves ... Team won 25 games during his four-year campaign ... Team won Helms Athletic Trophy given to nation's best small college football team in 1947.
Jack Drager, Football
Played four seasons (1946-49) ... Played both quarterback and halfback for Pepperdine ... Team won 25 games during his four-year campaign ... Team won Helms Athletic Trophy given to nation's best small college football team in 1947.

Elmer Noonan, Football
Played four seasons (1946-49) ... Started at quarterback ... Team won 25 games during his four-year campaign ... Team won Helms Athletic Trophy given to nation's best small college football team in 1947.
1996
Ricardo Brown, Men's Basketball
Played two seasons (1978-79 and 1979-80) after transferring from Yavapai Junior College ... Named to the All-WCC first team both years ... Averaged 18.7 points per game, the second-highest average in school history ... Scored 1,124 career points, which ranked eighth in Pepperdine history at the time ... His 197 assists in 1978-79 and total of 365 assists established school records (both since broken) ... The Waves went to the NCAA Tournament his junior year and the NIT his senior season ... Taken in the third round of the 1979 NBA Draft by Houston ... Had a long pro career in the Phillippines and played for the Phillippines National Team.
Linda Chisholm, Women's Volleyball
Played three seasons (1977-79) ... The Waves went to the AIAW Championships all three seasons and posted top-10 national finishes all three years ... Pepperdine had a record of 88-36-1 during her time here ... Won a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics with the U.S. ... She also played in the 1979 University Games, 1982 World Championships (bronze) and 1983 Pan American Games (silver) ... A seven-time USVBA All-American ... Was one of the top players on the professional beach circuit with 28 career victories and six Grand Slam titles ... Also served as an assistant coach at Pepperdine.
Gary Colson, Men's Basketball Coach
Head coach for 11 seasons (1968-69 to 1978-79) ... Posted a record of 153-137 (.528) with the Waves ... His 1976 team won the WCC title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament, which included a first-round win over Memphis State ... His 1979 squad also made the NCAA Tournament and beat Utah in the first round ... The WCC Coach of the Year in 1976 ... Also served as Pepperdine's Athletic Director from 1971-75 ... He coached All-Americans Bird Averitt and Marcos Leite and NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Johnson ... Was also the head coach at Valdosta State, New Mexico and Fresno State and recorded more than 500 career wins.
Ted Dodd, Men's Volleyball
Played four seasons (1973-76) ... Was on Pepperdine's first NCAA Tournament team in 1976, which finished as the national runner-up ... Made the NCAA All-Tournament team that year ... Earned All-American and all-conference honors in both 1975 and 1976 ... First player in conference history to be unanimously voted a first-team selection by all coaches and players in 1976 ... NCAA Player of the Year in 1975 (unofficial award at the time) ... Trained with the U.S. National Team prior to the 1980 Olympics.
Allen Fox, Men's Tennis Coach
Head coach for 17 seasons (1978-91 and 1993-95) ... The school's all-time winningest men's tennis coach with a 368-108 (.773) record ... His teams made 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, including second place (1982 and 1986), third place (1984) and fourth place (1980) ... Fourteen of his teams finished with a national top-10 ranking ... Won 15 WCC titles ... Coached Robbie Weiss (1988 NCAA singles champion) and Brad Gilbert (1982 NCAA singles runner-up) and two NCAA doubles champions (Kelly Jones and Jerome Jones in 1984, Kelly Jones and Carlos DiLaura in 1985).
Jim Hamilton, Football
Played for three seasons (1946-48) ... Played end for the Waves ... Team won 21 games in his three years ... Team won Helms Athletic Trophy as the nation's best small college football team in 1947.
Pat Murphy, Baseball
Played two seasons (1973-74) after transferring from Cypress JC ... Earned All-American honors and was an All-WCC first team selection in 1974 ...  Set school pitching records (since broken) in 1974 with 13 wins and a 1.43 earned-run average Helped the Waves to the NCAA District Playoffs in 1974 ... Taken in the 26th round of the 1974 MLB Draft by Detroit.
1999
Andy Lopez, Baseball Coach
Head coach for six seasons (1989-94) ... Led Pepperdine to the 1992 NCAA championship ... His teams compiled a record of 241-107-3 (.691) ... Owns the best winning percentage of any Pepperdine baseball coach that held the job for more than one season ... His teams won four WCC titles and placed second the other two years ... Each of the four first-place teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament ... He was named the WCC Coach of the Year four times and was the National Coach of the Year in 1992 ... Went on to become the head coach at Florida and Arizona.
2008
Dain Blanton, Men's Volleyball
Played four seasons (1991-94)... Earned All-MPSF honors as a senior ... Ranks first all-time at Pepperdine in digs per game (2.30) and second in total digs (707) ... Won an NCAA championship as a sophomore in 1992 ... Won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in beach volleyball and also competed in the 2004 Olympics ... A member of the AVP Tour with 11 first-place finishes ... Became the first African-American to win a major beach volleyball event at the 1997 Hermosa Grand Slam ... Named Outside Magazine's "Fittest Athlete" in 2004 ... In 1997, founded "Dain's Day at the Beach," which provides children with the opportunity to participate in beach volleyball.
Jim Brinton, Baseball
Played three seasons (1955-57) ... Played on Pepperdine's first two teams to advance to the NCAA District Playoffs (1955 and 1957) ... Batted .293 (39-for-133) with 17 RBI and 11 stolen bases as a senior ... Went on to attend medical school and had a distinguished career as a valued and trusted physician ... Has served Pepperdine over the years on the Seaver Board of Visitors, the Alumni Board and the Athletics Board ... Is a Pepperdine Endowed Associate and endowed the John Scolinos Award.
John Furlong, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1948-49 through 1950-51) ... Earned All-American honors as a senior in 1951 ... Led the team in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (7.7 rpg) as a senior and in scoring (11.0 ppg) as a junior ... Helped Pepperdine reach the postseason with NAIB appearances in 1950 and 1951 ... Was a veteran of the Army before enrolling at Pepperdine ... Drafted in the third round (26th overall) by the Boston Celtics in 1951 ... Was a teacher and coach at Taft High School from 1953-88, including head boys' basketball coach from 1961-85 ... The Taft Gym was named after him.
Jason Gore, Men's Golf
Played two seasons (1995-96 through 1996-97) ... Earned honorable mention All-American honors as a senior ... Was a member of Pepperdine's 1997 NCAA championship team ... Made the All-WCC first team in each of his two seasons ... As a senior, won the USC Southwestern Invitational and tied for third at the NCAA Championships ... Transferred to Pepperdine from Arizona (where he was the medalist at two Pacific-10 Conference Championships) via College of the Canyons ... A member of the 1997 Walker Cup team ... Has been a member of the PGA Tour since 2004 and won the 2005 Lumber Classic.
Ginger Helgeson, Women's Tennis
Played four seasons (1986-87 through 1989-90) ... A three-time All-American ... Ended her senior year ranked #4 in the country in singles ... Reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA singles tournament as a junior and senior ... A three-time WCC champion in singles ... Ranks #1 at Pepperdine in career winning percentage (.837) and #2 in career wins (77) ... Helped Pepperdine advance to the NCAA quarterfinals her final three years ... Played on the pro tennis tour for several years, including appearances at Wimbledon and the French and Australian Opens.
  George Roumain, Men's Volleyball
Played four seasons (1996-99) ... A two-time national player of the year (1998 and 1999) ... A three-time All-American and a four-time all-MPSF honoree ... Made the 15th Anniversary All-MPSF first team ... Ranks first at Pepperdine in career kills (2,394), kills per game (6.84) and points (2,737.5) ... Helped Pepperdine to finish second nationally in 1998 ... A 2000 U.S. Olympian who was the squad's athlete of the year ... Played on the AVP Tour and won the 2004 Huntington Beach Open ... Named a member of Volleyball Magazine's all-century team.
Nicole Sanderson, Women's Volleyball
Played four seasons (1994-95-96-97) ... Earned All-Pacific Region honors as a senior ... Became one of the first players in conference history to earn All-WCC first team honors four times ... Still ranks as Pepperdine's career leader in kills (2,028), kills per game (4.71), service aces (147), points (2,380.5) and points per game (5.52) ... Helped team to postseason appearances in 1995 (NIVC) and 1997 (NCAAs) ... Played for her native Australia in the 2004 Olympics and placed fourth in beach volleyball ... Won a bronze medal at the 2003 beach volleyball world championships ... Also played on the FIVB and AVF pro volleyball tours.
Jeff Stork, Men's Volleyball
Played three seasons (1982-84)... Earned All-American first team honors each of the three seasons ... Also earned all-conference honors each year ... Named to the NCAA All-Tournament teams in 1983 and 1984 as the Waves earned national runner-up finishes both years ... A three-time Olympian who won a gold medal in 1988 and a bronze medal in 1992 ... Played with the U.S. National Team for 10 years ... Named to the USA Volleyball 75th Anniverary All-Era Team ... Played professionally in Italy and on the beach ... Served as Pepperdine's men's volleyball interim head coach in 2000, leading the team to the national semifinals ... Since 2002, has been the head women's volleyball coach at Cal State Northridge.
Robbie Weiss, Men's Tennis
Played four seasons (1984-85 through 1987-88) ... Won the NCAA individual championship as a senior ... Earned All-American honors in 1988 and 1986 ... Won the WCC singles title in 1985 and 1988 and a doubles title in 1987 ... Ranks #2 at Pepperdine in career wins with 83 ... The 1986 Waves reached the final of the NCAA team tournament and made it to the quarterfinals the other three seasons ... Inducted into the Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 2008 ... Played on the ATP Tour for seven years, with wins over the likes of Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg, Ivan Lendl and Patrick Rafter ... Was an assistant men's tennis coach at Pepperdine in 1997 and also served as the head women's tennis coach at Cornell.
2009
Doug Christie, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1989-90 through 1991-92) ... A two-time All-American (1991 and 1992) ... The WCC Player of the Year in both 1991 and 1992 ... MVP of the 1992 WCC Tournament ... A four-time WCC Player of the Week ... As a senior, led team in scoring (19.5), assists (4.8) and steals (2.0) ... As a junior, led team in scoring (19.1), assists (4.8) and steals (2.2) ... As a sophomore, averaged 8.9 points and led the team in assists (4.0) ... Ended his career #13 on Pepperdine's all-time scoring chart with 1,392 points (now #15) ... On career lists, still ranks #3 in assists (395), #3 in steals (168) and #10 in blocked shots (86) ... Team won both the WCC regular season and the WCC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in both 1991 and 1992 ... Selected in the first round (17th overall) of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics ... Had a 15-year career in the NBA.
Geoffrey Clark, Men's Water Polo
Played three seasons (1989 through 1991) ... The 1991 National Player of the Year ... A three-time All-American first teamer ... A three-time Big West Player of the Year ... A three-time All-NCAA Tournament Team selection ... Ranks third all-time at Pepperdine in career goals (250) ... Led the team in scoring in 1989 (90 goals) and 1991 (85 goals) ... Scored 75 goals in 1990 ... Team tied for first in the Big West all three seasons and competed at the NCAA Championships all three seasons (including a third-place finish in 1991) ... Competed with his native Australia at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
Bob Ctvrtlik, Men's Volleyball
Played one season with the Waves (1985) ... The National Player of the Year and the MVP of the NCAA Tournament ... Also made the All-American first team and All-SCIVA first team ... Led the Waves in kills (424), digs (103) and service aces (27) that season ... Pepperdine won its second NCAA championship that season, beating Ball State and USC at Pauley Pavilion ... Competed at three Olympics for the U.S., winning gold in 1988 and bronze in 1992 ... A Vice President of the U.S. Olympic Committee and a member of the International Olympic Committee.
Katherine Hull, Women's Golf
Played four seasons (1999-2000 through 2002-03) ... Named the NGCA National Player of the Year in 2003 and the Dinah Shore Award winner ... A three-time NGCA All-American, the last two years on the first team ... A four-time All-WCC first team honoree ... A 2003 NGCA All-American Scholar and a two-time WCC All-Academic selection ... Won seven individual titles ... Set NCAA records with a single-round 63 and a three-round total of 200 at the 2003 San Jose State Spartan Invitational ... Second all-time in career scoring average (73.44) at Pepperdine and holds the school single-season record for scoring average (72.19 in 2001-02) ... Pepperdine went to the NCAA Championships all four years (and finished second in 2003) and won three WCC titles ... Has been a member of the LPGA Tour since 2004.
Kelly Jones, Men's Tennis
Played four seasons with the Waves (1982-83 through 1985-86) ... Was part of two NCAA doubles championships, winning titles with Jerome Jones in 1984 and Carlos DiLaura in 1985 ... A four-time All-American ... He and Jerome Jones went 20-4 in dual matches and he and DiLaura went 21-6 in dual matches ... In singles, had a career dual-match record of 76-32 (ranks sixth in school history in total wins) ... At the NCAA Championships, the Waves finished second, third and fourth and also made the quarterfinals in his four years ... Competed at the 1984 Olympics for the U.S. ... Achieved the world's #1 ranking in doubles and was a finalist at three Grand Slam events.
John Rettberg, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1956-57 through 1958-59) ... Named to the All-WCAC honorable mention squad twice ... Averaged 11.2 points and 4.9 rebounds a senior ... Averaged 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds as a junior ... Averaged 9.0 points and 3.6 rebounds as a sophomore ... Spent 33 years working for the Northrop Grumman Corporation, rising to Vice President and Treasurer of the company ... A past president and current member of the Pepperdine Alumni Association and also serves on several boards and committees at the University ... Has been honored by the University with the Distinguished Alumnus Award and with the Oly Tegner Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service ... A former chairman of Pepperdine's Athletics Board and a long-time significant contributor and advocate for athletics.
Rod Wilde, Men's Volleyball
Played four seasons (1976 through 1979) ... A three-time All-American first teamer ... Made the NCAA All-Tournament Team in 1978 when the Waves won their first national championship ... A four-time all-conference selection (twice on the first team) ... His teams shared two SCIVA titles and went to the NCAA Championships three times ... Later served as head coach from 1986 through 1988 when Marv Dunphy was coaching the U.S. National Team ... His teams went 58-27 and won the 1986 national championship ... Was a member of the U.S. National Team and was an alternate on the 1984 Olympic squad ... Was an assistant coach for the U.S. teams at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics ... He also worked as the men's head coach at UC San Diego, the women's head coach at Drake and an assistant women's coach at Wisconsin.
2010
Simon Aspelin, Men's Tennis
Played four seasons (1993-94 through 1996-97) ... Hometown was Borlange, Sweden ... Earned All-American honors all four years ... Posted a career dual-match singles record of 77-20 ... His win total ranks tied for fourth in Pepperdine career history, and his winning percentage of .794 ranks ninth ... In doubles, went 24-1 in dual matches with Troy Budgen in 1994, tied for second on the single-season win list and third on the winning percentage list ... The Waves won four WCC titles and reached the NCAA quarterfinals in 1995 and Round of 16 in 1996, and were in the regionals the other two seasons ... Currently plays professionally, where he has won 10 career doubles titles, including the 2007 U.S. Open ... Won a silver medal in doubles at the 2008 Olympics.
Marv Dunphy, Men's Volleyball Coach
Played for the Waves in the early years of the program (1972 and 1973) ... Was an assistant coach before becoming head coach in 1977 ... In 25 seasons prior to 2009, posted a record of 469-184 and four NCAA championships ... The 2005 National Coach of the Year and a three-time MPSF Coach of the Year ... Teams have won seven regular-season conference titles and four conference tournament championships ... Has had 18 different players earn All-American first team honors 32 times ... Head coach of the U.S. National Team that won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics, and has been a part of the coaching staff at four other Olympics ... Inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1994.
Dana Jones, Men's Basketball
Played four seasons (1990-91 through 1993-94) ... A 6-foot-6 forward from Los Angeles ... The 1993 WCC Player of the Year ... A three-time All-WCC first team selection ... The 1991 WCC Freshman of the Year ... Named to the WCC All-Tournament Team all four seasons and was MVP in 1994 ... 5-time WCC Player of the Week ... Led the team in scoring (18.4), rebounding (9.7), steals (2.5) and blocks (1.3) as a senior ... Led the team in scoring (15.6), rebounding (9.1) and blocks (1.2) as a junior ... Led the WCC in rebounding in each of his final two seasons ... Averaged 11.4 and 7.1 rebounds as a sophomore ... Averaged 10.0 points and 8.2 rebounds as a freshman ... Ranks #2 all-time on Pepperdine's career scoring list (1,677 points) ... Also on the career lists, ranks #1 in rebounds (1,031), #1 in steals (211), #1 in field goals made (719), #2 in field goal percentage (.585), #3 in games played (121) and #6 in blocked shots (119) ... Was part of three WCC regular-season titles, WCC Tournament championships, three NCAA Tournament teams and one NIT squad.
Janna Kovacevich, Women's Tennis
Played four seasons (1987-88 through 1990-91) ... Came from Auburn, Wash. ... First women's tennis four-time All-American in WCC history ... Won two WCC doubles tournament titles and made the singles final three times ... Ranks #1 in school history in dual singles wins (78) and second in winning percentage (.830) ... Went 25-1 in dual singles matches in 1988 and ranked #16 nationally ... Went 24-2 in dual singles matches in 1989 and ranked #18 nationally ... Went 16-5 in dual singles matches in 1990 and ranked #17 nationally ... Made the semifinals of the 1991 NCAA doubles tournament ... Team won four WCC titles and made the NCAA quarterfinals three times.
Sasha Poljak, Men's Water Polo
Played four seasons (1985 through 1987 and 1989) ... A 2-meter man from Zagreb, Yugoslavia ... A three-time All-American (first team in 1987, second team in 1986 and 1989) ... Two-time PCAA (conference) Player of the Year (1986 and 1987) ... Four-time all-conference selection (three times on first team) ... Three-time All-NCAA Tournament team selection ... Ranks #2 on Pepperdine's career scoring list (320 goals) ... Led Pepperdine with 83 goals in 1986 ... Also had 77 goals in 1989, 83 goals in 1987 and 77 goals in 1985 ... Team won one PCAA title and shared one Big West title ... Team went to the NCAA Championships three times.
Steve Smith, Baseball
Played two seasons (1975 and 1976) after transferring from College of the Canyons ... A middle infielder from Valencia, Calif. ... Batted .290 as a Wave with 52 runs scored, 20 doubles and 16 stolen bases ... Hit a team-best .320 in his first season at Malibu and set then-season records for most at-bats (203) and hits (65) ... Voted All-WCAC in 1975 after hitting .433 against league opponents ... Helped lead Pepperdine to a pair of NCAA West Regional appearances ... Graduated in 1997 with a degree in physical education and kinesiology ... Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 24th round of the 1976 MLB Draft ... Spent seven seasons (1976-82) as a second baseman and shortstop in the Padres' minor league system before managing at all levels for San Diego, which included guiding Las Vegas to the Pacific Coast League championship in 1988 and Wichita to the Texas League crown in 1987 ... With the Brewers' organization, led the Indianapolis Indians to both the International League and Triple-A World Series championships in 2001 ... Won a World Series ring with the 2008 Philadelphia Phillies, serving as their third base coach.
Randy Wolf, Baseball
Played three seasons (1995 through 1997) ... A lefthanded pitcher from Canoga Park, Calif. ... An All-America in 1997 and the WCC Pitcher of the Year ... The 1995 WCC Freshman of the Year ... A three-time All-WCC selection ... Named to the WCC/Rawlings 40th Anniversary Team (1968-2007) ... Appears several times among Pepperdine's career leaders, including #1 in strikeouts (328), #1 in shutouts (seven), #2 in ERA (1.97) and #2 in opponent batting average (.211) ... Ranks #3 on Pepperdine's single-season strikeouts list (128 in 1997) ... Went 9-4 with a 1.79 ERA in 1997 ... Went 7-3 with a 2.02 ERA in 1996 ... Went 9-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 1995 ... Pitched a nine-inning no-hitter against Gonzaga in 1996 ... Pepperdine won the WCC title in 1995 and advanced to the NCAA Regionals ... Selected in the second round of the 1997 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies ... The 2009 season is his 11th in the majors.
Lindsey Wright, Women's Golf
Played four seasons (1999-2000 through 2002-03) ... Hometown was Springdale Heights, Albury, Australia ... A four-time All-American (first team in 2003, twice on the second team and once on honorable mention) ... Won the 2000 and 2002 WCC Championships ... A four-time All-WCC first team selection ... Named the WCC Freshman of the Year in 2000 ... Won a total of three tournaments in her career ... Holds the Pepperdine school record for career scoring average (73.44), and is #4, #5 and #7 on the single-season list ... Pepperdine went to the NCAA Championships all four years (and finished second in 2003) and won three WCC titles ... Went on to play in the LPGA.
2011
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 Coach
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 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.
2012
Tom Asbury, Men's Basketball Coach
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 ... Also served as an assistant coach for nine seasons (1979-80 through 1987-88) ... In his first six seasons, he led Pepperdine to a 125-59 record ... 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 and finished no worse than second in any of his six seasons ... Pepperdine's only three WCC Tournament championships came under Asbury ... Total Pepperdine record for nine seasons as head coach was 153-127 (.546) and in 18 seasons on staff it was 320-224 (.588).
Jennifer Evans, Women's Soccer
Played four seasons (1993 through 1996) ... A forward from Simi Valley, Calif. ... 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 ... Joined Pepperdine in its inaugural season as a freshman.
Dan Haren, Baseball
Played three seasons (1999 through 2001) ... A righthanded pitcher and designated hitter from Monterey Park, Calif. ... A Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball second team All-American in 2001 ... 2001 West Coast Conference Player of the Year ... 1999 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year ... Two-year All-WCC selection in 2000 and 2001 ... Member of the WCC/Rawlings 40th Anniversary Team ... Member of Pepperdine's 2001 West Coast Conference championship team ... 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) and has pitched in the Majors for more than a decade.
Dane Suttle, Men's Basketball
Played four seasons (1979-80 through 1982-83) ... A 6-foot-3 guard from Los Angeles ... Made the NABC All-District second team in 1983 ... A two-time All-WCC first teamer ... A five-time WCC Player of the Week ... Pepperdine's all-time leading scorer (1,701 points) ... 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.
2013
Gualberto Escudero, Women's Tennis Coach
In addition to serving as the long-time women's tennis coach, played three seasons for the men's team (1968-69 through 1970-71) ... Came from Bolivia ... Was a finalist in the 1969 WCAC singles tournament and won the doubles title with John Lovelace ... Pepperdine won two WCC titles during his time ... Became the Pepperdine women's tennis coach in 1977-78 ... The 2013-14 school year is his 37th season as head coach ... Entered 2013-14 with a record of 632-329 ... He is the #2 all-time-winningest women's tennis coach in NCAA history ... His teams have 30 NCAA Championships appearances, including 26 in a row ... His teams have reached the NCAA quarterfinals on four occasions ... His players have been named All-Americans 31 times ... His teams have won either WCC regular-season or tournament titles in 24 of the last 26 years ... A four-time WCC Coach of the Year and three-time ITA West Regional Coach of the Year.
Marcos Leite, Men's Basketball
Played three seasons (1973-74 through 1975-76) ... A 6-foot-10 center from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... A three-time All-American honorable mention selection ... Named WCC Player of the Year in 1976 ... An All-WCC first team selection in 1975 and 1976 and second team in 1974 ... The 1974 WCC Freshman of the Year ... Ended his career #6 on Pepperdine's scoring chart (1,119 points) ... Averaged 18.7 points in his career, still #3 all-time at Pepperdine, and 10.6 rebounds (#6 all-time) ... 1976 team won the WCC title and won a first-round NCAA Tournament game ... Left school after his junior season to turn professional ... Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 10th round of the 1976 NBA Draft ... Never played in the NBA, but had a long career in Brazil and Italy ... A three-time Olympian for Brazil (1972, 1980, 1984).
Nina Matthies, Women's Volleyball Coach
Head coach of the women's indoor team for 31 seasons (1983 to 2013) ... Posted an indoor record of 590-343 ... Took Pepperdine to the NCAA Tournament 20 times ... Pepperdine reached the Elite Eight in 2002 and 2011 and the regional semifinals in 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003 and 2005 ... Since the WCC added women's volleyball in 1985, Matthies has a league-best 11 WCC titles ... Set a league record by winning 47 consecutive conference matches from 1988-92 ... Led Pepperdine to final top-10 rankings five times, and 14 times in the top 25 ... A 10-time WCC Coach of the Year ... The 1999 District 8 Coach of the Year, the 2002 Pacific Region Coach of the Year and the 2003 Pacific Region co-Coach of the Year ... Led Pepperdine to the AVCA sand volleyball national championship in the sport's inaugural season in 2012 and was the AVCA National Coach of the Year in 2013.
Merrill Moses, Men's Water Polo
Played four seasons (1995-98) ... A goalkeeper from Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. ... One of the tri-Most Outstanding Players of the 1997 NCAA Championships after helping lead the Waves to a national title ... Three-time All-American (1997 first team, 1998 second team, 1996 honorable mention) ... 1997 co-MPSF Player of the Year ... Four-time All-MPSF (1997 first team, 1998 second team, 1996 third team, 1995 honorable mention) ... Starting goalkeeper for the U.S. at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics (silver medal in 2008) ... Came back to Pepperdine as a coach in 2012.
TEAM HONOREES
1939 2-Mile Relay Team
Under the direction of coach J. Eddie Weems, the quartet of Jack Russell, Wally Simpson, Stanley Summers and Froggie Lovvorn clock a time of 7:43.4, the best in the nation that year. (inducted 1984)
1946 Football
Inaugural football team, went 8-1 overall, won the Will Rogers Bowl. (inducted 1986)
1947 Football
Undefeated at 9-0, was awarded the Helms Athletic Foundation's trophy for the nation's best small-college football team. (inducted 1986)
1962 Men's Basketball
First Pepperdine men's basketball team to win a WCC championship, advanced to NCAA Tournament.
1978 Men's Volleyball
Won Pepperdine's first-ever NCAA team title, beating UCLA in Columbus, Ohio, in the final. (inducted 1984)
1979 Baseball
Advanced to the College World Series for the first time and finished third. (inducted 1999)
1985 Men's Volleyball
Beat USC in the final at Pauley Pavilion for the program's second national championship and is regarded as perhaps the best team in school history.
1986 Men's Volleyball
Won back-to-back national championships, rallying from a 14-12 deficit in the fifth game to beat USC for the second straight year in State College, Pa. (inducted 2008)
1992 Baseball
Pepperdine's first non-volleyball NCAA championship, the Waves beat Cal State Fullerton 3-2 in the final in Omaha, Neb. (inducted 1999)
1992 Men's Volleyball
Won the program's fourth NCAA title with a victory in the title match over Stanford in Muncie, Ind. (inducted 2008)
1997 Men's Golf
Claimed the first NCAA golf title in school history with a three-stroke victory at the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Ill. (inducted 2007)
1997 Men's Water Polo
In its 12th trip to the NCAA Championships, captured the title for the first time with an 8-7 overtime victory. (inducted 2008)
2005 Men's Volleyball
Won the program's fifth national championship, going 25-2 overall, winning the MPSF Tournament at home and beating Ohio State and UCLA in Pauley Pavilion at the NCAA Championships. (inducted 2010)
2006 Men's Tennis
Won the 2006 NCAA championship, the first in Pepperdine tennis history and the ninth overall for the school. Led by 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). (inducted 2011)
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DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
1980 -- Helen Pepperdine
1981 -- Eddy D. and Helen Field
1981 -- Hugh M. Tiner
1982 -- Leonard K. Firestone
1983 -- Howard A. White
1984 -- Charles B. Runnels
1999 -- Neal Scott
2013 -- Lou and Kathy Colombano
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