Two to the Top

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USC men's volleyball will pay tribute to Adam Johnson, Troy's first NCAA College Player of the Year, and Steve Timmons, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, by retiring their jerseys in a ceremony immediately following the Trojans match against Hawaii tomorrow night (March 2).

Adam-Johnson-POY.jpgJohnson's #9 symbolizes consistent excellence.  He was a three-time first team All-American while leading the Trojans to three consecutive Final Fours (1985-87).

After college, he became a world champion, 5-time U.S. Open champion and one of the kings of the beach.  Johnson (pictured right) won 44 tournaments, which ranks in the AVP's all-time top ten, in his 13-year professional career.

Timmons' #6 stands for power.  The redheaded flat top hit USC to the 1980 national championship before becoming a first team All-American in 1982. 

His Olympic haul (two golds and a bronze) made him the first American male to win three volleyball medals.  Timmons (pictured below) was a starter for the U.S. team that won the first-ever "Triple Crown" of volleyball: the 1984 Olympics, 1985 World Cup and 1986 World Championships. He was inducted into the U.S. Volleyball Association Hall of Fame in 1998 and the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.

Johnson and Timmons will join fellow USC men's volleyball legends
Tim Hovland, Bob Yoder, Celso Kalache and Dusty Dvorak in the Galen Center rafters.


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