Waves' Hull To Be Inducted Into WGCA Players Hall of Fame
Nov. 28, 2012
MALIBU, Calif. - Former Pepperdine All-American and current LPGA standout Katherine Hull will be inducted into the Women's Golf Coaches Association's Players Hall of Fame this December, the organization announced today.
Hull, who was the first women's golfer to be inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009, will become the first Pepperdine student-athlete to go into the WGCA Hall of Fame. Hull and Vicki Goetze-Ackerman of Georgia will be the WGCA's 59th and 60th inductees at a ceremony on December 11 in Las Vegas.
"It's a tremendous honor for Katherine," Pepperdine Coach Laurie Gibbs said. "I'm extremely proud of her and happy for her. She's been a wonderful ambassador for our program for many years with her success on the LPGA Tour and her charity work with Golf Fore Africa. She's a gifted athlete who has worked very hard to accomplish all that she has, and she's a wonderful person inside and out."
Hull, who came to Pepperdine from Sunrise Beach, Queensland, Australia, competed for the Waves between 2000-03. She was the coaches' National Player of the Year as a senior in 2003 and also won the Dinah Shore Award. Hull was a three-time All-American, earning first team honors as a junior and senior and second team acclaim as a sophomore.
The Waves advanced to the NCAA Championships all four years with Hull, accumulating three top-10 finishes and a program-best second-place result in 2003.
Hull won medalist honors at seven tournaments during her Pepperdine career. She was a three-time winner of the UCLA Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic (2001, 2002 and 2003) and also captured the 2001 Southern California Intercollegiate, the 2003 Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational, the 2003 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and the 2003 San Jose State Spartan Invitational. In winning San Jose State's events, she set NCAA records with a 16-under 200 and a first-round, 9-under 63.
She still owns the best scoring average at Pepperdine in a season, posting 72.19 strokes per round in 2001-02. She currently ranks third in career average at 73.52.
While at Pepperdine, she and teammate Lindsey Wright helped Australia win the 2002 World Team Amateur Championship in Malaysia.
Hull, who graduated from Pepperdine with a degree in sports administration in 2003, was also a standout in the classroom, earning 2003 NGCA All-American Scholar honors while being named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic squad twice.
After turning professional, Hull first played on the Futures Tour in 2003 before qualifying for the LPGA Tour in 2004. She has nearly $3.4 million in career earnings and has won twice on the LPGA Tour -- the 2008 CN Canadian Women's Open and the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic. Also in 2010, she finished second at Women's British Open.