2005 Inductees For USC Athletic Hall Of Fame Announced
Oct. 23, 2004
LOS ANGELES - Twenty-nine Trojan luminaries have been selected to the seventh class of USC's Athletic Hall of Fame and they will be honored at a gala black tie induction dinner on May 7, 2005, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
Alphabetically, the 2005 inductees are: Dick Attlesey, Jack Beckner, John Berardino, Chuck Bittick, Jim Brideweser, Willie Brown, Jeff Cravath, Rich Dauer, Ken Flower, Bud Furillo, Lou Galen, Joe Gonzales, Elmer "Gloomy Gus" Henderson, Wally Hood, Willis O. Hunter, Sim Iness, Payton Jordan, Bruce Konopka, Mike Larrabee, Lisa Leslie, Katherine B. Loker, Bob Lutz, Bruce and Clay Matthews, Sam Randolph, Bill Seinsoth, Lynn Swann, Hal Urner and Paula Weishoff. Attlesey, Berardino, Brideweser, Cravath, Gonzales, Henderson, Hood, Hunter, Iness, Konopka, Larrabee, Seinsoth and Urner will be honored posthumously. Loker and Galen will receive a Spirit Award. Furillo will be honored for his contributions as a sportswriter.
"This is an outstanding group of Trojan greats who have played an important role in USC's athletic history," said USC athletic director Mike Garrett, who was a member of the 1994 charter class. "They'll join our first six classes of Hall of Famers to form a real Who's Who in USC sports. The first six induction dinners were very memorable and I'm sure the 2005 dinner will be just as special."
Tickets to the induction dinner are available by calling the USC Athletic Department at (213) 740-4155.
The Hall of Famers are selected by a 75-member panel consisting of media and USC alumni and athletic department supporters. To be eligible for election, athletes must have completed their last season of eligibility at USC 10 years ago.
BIOGRAPHIES OF 2005 USC ATHLETIC HALL OF FAMERS
ATTLESEY: Dick Attlesey, who in 1950 was called by USC coach Jess Hill the "greatest hurdler of all time," was the world's top-ranked high hurdler in 1950 and 1951. The 3-year (1947-49-50) All-American won the 110-meter high hurdles at the 1950 NCAA Championship and helped lead the Trojans to the 1949 and 1950 NCAA crowns. During the 1950 season, he broke the high hurdles world record twice, getting it down to 13.5 (still a Top 10 clocking in USC history, more than half a century later). He also set the 120-yard high hurdles world standard that season, going 13.5 (still fourth best in USC history). He missed the 1948 season while recovering from leg injuries that nearly ended his running career.
BECKNER: Jack Beckner not only was a decorated gymnast at USC, but he was the program's most successful head coach. A transfer from Los Angeles City College (where he won the 1950 national juco all-around and parallel bars titles), he won the NCAA all-around championship as a USC senior in 1952, as well as the parallel bars title in both 1951 and 1952. He was the first Trojan (along with Charlie Simms) to land a berth on the United States Olympic gymnastics team. He participated in 3 Olympics (1952, 1956 and 1960), helping the U.S. to Top 8 finishes each year (including fifth in 1960). He also won 5 gold medals at the 1955 Pan American Games and 4 more there in 1957, plus he captured 14 national titles. He then coached the USC men's team for 24 years (from 1958 until it was disbanded after the 1981 season) and guided Troy to its only NCAA gymnastics crown, in 1962 (his 1964 squad was second). He was coach of the U.S. team at the 1968 Olympics and served on the U.S. Gymnastics Olympic Committee. After USC, he was a physical education teacher in the Los Angeles City school district and served as a judge at national and international gymnastics competitions.
BERARDINO: John Berardino had the ultimate career double play: achieving great success both on the baseball diamond and the silver screen. He lettered at USC in 1937, starting in centerfield. He then spent 11 seasons (1939-42, 46-52) as an infielder in the majors with the St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates, sandwiching a stint in the Navy during World War II. He had a lifetime batting average of .249 and helped the Indians win the 1948 World Series. In Hollywood, he made his mark under the stage surname of Beradino. The one-time child actor in "Our Gang" comedies was perhaps best known as Dr. Steve Hardy on the "General Hospital" television series for 33 years. He also appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. In 1993, he received a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He died on May 19, 1996 at the age of 79.
BITTICK: Chuck Bittick is regarded as one of USC's best 2-sport aquatic athletes, highly decorated in both swimming and water polo. A 3-time (1959-61) All-American in swimming, he won 4 NCAA individual titles (the 100- and 200-yard backstroke both in 1960 and in American record times in 1961) and helped the Trojans win the 1960 NCAA championship (he captained the 1961 squad which placed second). He also won 6 AAU individual crowns and 5 Pacific Coast Conference titles. He was the silver medalist in the 100 back at the 1959 and 1963 Pan Am Games. He set a world record in the 200-meter backstroke in 1960 (in his career, he set 30 American marks in the back and individual medley). In water polo, he won All-Conference honors 3 times (1959-61). He participated with the United States team in the 1960 Olympics (the U.S. placed seventh) and the 1963 Pan Am Games. A 3-time (1959-61) AAU All-American in water polo, he was the MVP in 1960. He was inducted into the International Water Polo Hall of Fame in 1980. He came to USC from Long Beach City College, where he was a J.C. All-American. He was in the U.S. Navy in the mid-1960s, then was a business owner.
BRIDEWESER: Jim Brideweser was the shortstop on USC's first national championship baseball team in 1948. A 3-year (1947-49) letterman, he earned All-American honors in 1949. He then spent 7 seasons (1951-57) in the majors with the Yankees, Orioles, White Sox and Tigers, with a .252 career batting average. He was a member of the Yankees' 1951-52-53 World Series champions. He then became a baseball coach, first in the minor leagues until 1972 and then returning to California to coach and teach at the high school level before becoming an assistant at El Camino and then Saddleback Junior Colleges. He was the head baseball coach at Saddleback from 1982 to 1985 and again in 1989 (he was an assistant there from 1976 to 1981 and from 1986 to 1988). He died on Aug. 25, 1989, at the age of 62.
BROWN: Willie Brown was USC's original I-formation tailback in football. A 3-year letterman (1961-63) and 2-time All-Conference first teamer (1962-63), he was a member of Troy's 1962 national championship team and captained the 1963 squad. He led USC in rushing (574 yards) and kickoff returns in 1962, when he was chosen the team's Back of the Year, and in both receiving (34 catches) and scoring (44 points) in 1963, when he was its Most Inspirational Player. He also led USC in punt returns and interceptions in both 1962 and 1963. He rushed for 1,294 yards in his career. Known as a clutcher performer, he made one of the greatest catches in USC history in a win over UCLA in 1962. He played in the Hula Bowl, East-West Shrine Game, College All-Star Game and Coaches All-America Game. He also lettered 3 years (1962-64) as a centerfielder and shortstop on the Trojan baseball team (the 1963 squad won the College World Series). He won 1963 All-Conference honors when he led Troy in batting average (.352) and runs (39). He spent 3 years in the NFL with the Rams (1964-65) and Eagles (1966) before returning to USC as an assistant football coach for 8 years (1968-75), including with the 1972 and 1974 national champs. He also served as a Trojan baseball assistant. He then was an assistant in the NFL before becoming a restaurant franchisee. He currently is an academic monitor in USC's Student-Athlete Academic Services.
CRAVATH: Newell Jeff Cravath was USC's first alumnus to serve as its head football coach. A 3-year (1924-26) letterman center, he captained the 1926 Trojan football team. He then became a coach, first as an assistant at USC for 2 years (1927-28) and then as the head coach at Denver (1929-31). He spent 1932 as an assistant at nearby Chaffey Junior College before rejoining the Trojan staff as an assistant for 8 years (1933-40). He was on the staffs of USC's 1928 and 1939 national championship teams. He was USF's head coach in 1941 and 1942, then became USC's head coach for 9 seasons (1942-50), posting a 54-28-8 record and guiding Troy to 4 Rose Bowls. His overall head coaching record was 74-43-9 in 10 years at 3 schools. After USC, he went into the cattle ranching and produce business. He died on Dec. 10, 1953, at the age of 50 due to injuries from an automobile accident.
DAUER: Rich Dauer is regarded as one of the most outstanding third basemen in USC baseball history. After transferring from San Bernardino Valley Junior College, he started for the Trojans' back-to-back College World Series champions in 1973 and 1974. He earned All-American, All-District and All-College World Series honors in 1974 when he set the still-standing USC season hits (108), runs scored (75, tied) and games played (70, tied) records. His .376 career batting average still is tied for second in Trojan history. He also was a 2-time All-Conference selection. He led USC in every offensive category in both 1973 and 1974: batting average (.361, .387), home runs (11, 15), RBI (43, 92), hits (73, 108) and runs (49, 75). He then spent 10 years (1976-85) with the Baltimore Orioles, twice playing in the World Series (1979 and winning it in 1983). He set a pair of American League season fielding records for second basemen. After his playing career, he was a coach in the minor and major leagues, including in the majors with the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals and currently the Milwaukee Brewers.
FLOWER: Ken Flower was one of USC's top basketball players in the 1950s. The 3-year (1951-53) letterman was an All-American honorable mention selection in 1953, when he also was an All-Southern Division first teamer. He also was USC's MVP and team captain in 1953 when he led the Trojans in scoring (12.1 average). He was a member of USC's 1951 conference championship squad. He was a fourth round pick by the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1953 NBA draft. After serving in the Air Force, he became a broadcast marketing and sales executive, including with the San Francisco 49ers, NFL Films, ABC and CBS, and now serves as president of the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
FURILLO: Local sports journalist Bud Furillo, affectionately known as "The Steamer," has had a love affair with USC athletics (and the football team, in particular) since 1957. He began in the newspaper business in 1947 as a news reporter with the Los Angeles Herald-Express. He started covering sports there the next year and did so until 1974 (it became the Herald-Examiner in 1961), even serving as the sports editor for his last 10 years there. During his time at the paper, he wrote a popular column, "The Steam Room." In 1974, he moved "The Steam Room" onto sports talk radio, hosting a drive-time show on KABC-AM until 1987. He then had similar shows on stations in Redondo Beach and Palm Springs until 1997. Now retired, he still writes a column for USC Report and the Ojai Valley News.
GALEN: Lou Galen-after whom USC's planned on-campus events center will be named-has been a devoted Trojan fan and supporter since 1947. He and his wife, Helene, have donated $35 million to the 10,000-seat Galen Center, which is expected to open in the spring of 2006 and will serve as the home to USC's basketball and volleyball teams, as well as cultural events. The couple also gave $1.25 million toward establishment of a sports-themed dining facility at Heritage Hall that opened in 1999. In 2000, to enhance USC education in the arts, the Galens donated $300,000 to endow the Helene and Louis Galen Ceramics Studio in the USC School of Fine Arts. An honorary trustee at USC who graduated from the USC Law School, Lou Galen was a prominent banking industry executive. In 1960, he became president of Lynwood Savings and Loan (a company he founded) and changed its name to World Savings. He then formed Trans World Financial, a holding company for World Savings, which merged with Golden West Financial and grew into a multi-state institution. He remains a director for World Savings and Golden West Financial. Lou proposed to Helene at a USC-Notre Dame football rally and "Fight On" was played at their wedding.
GONZALES: Joe Gonzales pitched USC's first-ever no-hitter, doing so in an 8-0 win against Stanford in 1937 (it would be 24 years before another Trojan threw a no-hitter). He also tossed a one-hitter in 1935 against UCLA (a 4-0 USC victory). The 3-year (1935-37) starter earned All-Conference first team honors in 1937. He went on to play in the majors with the Boston Red Sox in 1937.
HENDERSON: Elmer "Gloomy Gus" Henderson, who first put USC on the national gridiron map, still has the best winning percentage (.865) of any Trojan football coach. He went 45-7 in his 6 years (1919-24) at Troy. He led USC to its first Rose Bowl berth (a 14-3 win over Penn State in the 1922 game) and also into the post-season Christmas Festival (a 20-7 victory over Missouri in 1924). He was in charge when USC posted its first 10-win season and played its first game in the Coliseum. He is credited with inventing the spread offense formation. He also coached the Trojans' basketball and baseball teams in 1920 and 1921. After USC, he was the head coach at Tulsa (1925-35), then with the Los Angeles Bulldogs (1936-38) and Detroit Lions (1939), and at Occidental (1940-41). He then helped run a boys camp on Catalina Island. A graduate of Oberlin College who then was a successful high school coach in Washington before arriving at USC, he earned his nickname (the name of a comic strip character of the era) because he was forever predicting disaster for his team. He died at age 76 on Dec. 16, 1965.
HOOD: Wally Hood was the first USC pitcher to earn All-American first team acclaim. He was honored in 1948 when he played on Troy's first College World Series championship team. The 2-year (1947-48) letterman also was a 2-time All-Conference first teamer. He went on to play with the New York Yankees in 1949.
HUNTER: Willis O. Hunter-who built USC from obscurity to a national power in athletics-was USC's longest-serving athletic director, holding that position for 32 years (1925-57). Known as Bill, he was one of the nation's most popular and respected athletic directors of his day. During his tenure, Troy won its first 26 national team championships. He also coached the Trojan baseball team in 1921 and the men's basketball team in 1922, and was a football assistant from 1919 to 1936. He was USC's director of intramural athletics from 1922 until becoming athletic director. He attended Oberlin, where he played football, baseball and basketball. He then coached football at Polytechnic High in San Francisco and was an assistant supervisor of physical education for the Los Angeles City School system before coming to USC. A naval officer in both World War I and II, he was a member of the U.S. Olympic Association, served on the U.S. Olympic Games Committee in 1936-48-52-56-60 and was on the organizing team when the Games were held in Los Angeles in 1932. He also held various posts with the NCAA, including on the Football Rules Committee and the Television Committee. He was general chairman of the Los Angeles Coliseum Relays and helped bring the NCAA track and field championships to the Coliseum in 1934-39-49-55. He is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Hall of Fame. He died on Nov. 8, 1968, at age 76.
INESS: Gold medal-winning discus thrower Sim Iness was the first person to break the 190-foot barrier in the event. A member of 3 NCAA championship teams at USC (1950-52-53), he won the NCAA discus title in 1952 and 1953. Ranked No. 1 in the world in the discus in 1952, he captured the gold medal at that year's Helsinki Olympics. As USC's co-captain in 1953, the 6-6, 260-pounder set the world record at that year's NCAA meet with a 190-0 7/8 heave (he had established an American record the previous year). He came to USC after being the national junior college recordholder and champion while at Compton J.C., where he also played football. After his USC days, he became a football coach, serving as an assistant at Porterville High (1955-57) before becoming the school's head coach (1958-66). He then was the head coach at Porterville Junior College from 1967 to 1973 (also the school's track and field coach, he taught physical education there until retiring in 1994). He died at the age of 65 on May 23, 1996.
JORDAN: Payton Jordan, who is perhaps USC's greatest college coaching export, was a sprinter on Troy's 1937-38-39 NCAA championship teams. He co-captained the 1939 squad. He ran a leg on USC's 440-yard relay team that set a world record (40.5) at the West Coast Relays in 1938. He also played football and rugby at USC. After 4 years in the Navy, he went on to be the head track and field coach at Redlands High, Occidental (winning league titles in each of his 10 years there, the NAIA crown in 1956 and twice placing in the Top 5 in the NCAA meet) and Stanford (1957-79). He also coached freshman football at Occidental. He is a member of the Occidental and Stanford Athletic Halls of Fame, as well as the National Track & Field Hall of Fame. He was the head coach of the U.S. team which won a record 24 medals in the 1968 Olympics. He then became one of the most outstanding senior track athletes of all time (he was an inaugural member of the USA Track & Field Masters Hall of Fame in 1997). He set world records in the 100- and 200-meter dash for every age group from 55 to 80.
KONOPKA: Bruce Konopka was regarded as USC's earliest outstanding first baseman. The 3-year (1940-42) letterman twice earned All-Conference first team honors (in 1941 and 1942). He then went on to play with the Philadelphia Phillies in the majors for 3 seasons (1942-43-46), with World War II interrupting his tenure.
LARRABEE: Two-time Olympic gold medalist Mike Larrabee was USC's first Olympic champion in the 400 meters. The quartermiler lettered 3 years (1954-56) at USC and was a member of the Trojans' NCAA championship teams in 1954 and 1955. Then, as a 31-year-old high school mathematics teacher who was 8 years removed from USC, he equalled the world record in the 400 (44.9) at the 1964 U.S. Olympic Trials. Ranked No. 1 in the world in the 400 that year, he went on to win that distance in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics in 45.1 and also ran the second leg on the U.S. 1600-meter relay team which won gold in a world record time of 3:00.7. After his running career (he competed for the Southern California Striders following his USC days), he became a beverage distributor. The stadium at his prep alma mater, Ventura High, was renamed Larrabee Stadium in his honor in 1965. He died on April 22, 2003, at the age of 69.
LESLIE: Lisa Leslie ranks among the best big players in women's basketball history. After a stellar prep career at nearby Morningside High where she once scored 101 points in the first half of a game, the 6-5 Leslie came to USC and became one of the program's greatest players and most recognized ambassadors. She was a 4-year All-Pac-10 first teamer (1991-94), a feat unprecedented in league history, and a 3-time (1992-94) All-American, including a unanimous choice as the 1994 Naismith National Player of the Year. As a freshman in 1991, she led the nation in scoring and rebounding while earning NCAA Freshman of the Year honors. With 2,414 points and 1,214 rebounds in her career, she still is the Pac-10 leader in those categories. Her 321 blocked shots is a USC career record, and she ranks in the school's Top 5 in career field goals, free throws, scoring average, rebounding average and steals. A part-time model, she then starred on the international and professional stages. She led the U.S. to the gold medal in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics and she has been an All-WNBA performer for the Los Angeles Sparks (she played on a pair of WNBA championship squads and twice was the WNBA's MVP).
LOKER: Katherine B. Loker-after whom USC's track and field stadium is named-has been intimately associated with USC for more than 50 years, starting with her undergraduate days when she participated on the track team. She and her late husband, Donald P. Loker, a well-known actor who later became a vice president of the StarKist Foods Company (which was founded by her father in 1917), have donated $27 million to the university, placing them among the top individual benefactors in the history of USC. Included among those contributions were $2 million for the Katherine B. Loker Track and Field Stadium which opened in 2000 and $17 million in 1998 to support hydrocarbon research at the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences' Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute (the world's leading research center in its field) that the couple established in 1977. Both were the largest gifts ever received by those respective departments. An honorary trustee at USC, she has received numerous awards from the university, including an honorary doctorate in 1997, the Asa V. Call Award (the USC Alumni Association's highest honor) and the Raubenheimer Award from the College of L.A.S. She also has served various roles with the California Science Center of Los Angeles, the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda and the Los Angeles Music Center, as well as being an avid supporter of the Donald P. Loker Cancer Treatment Center at the California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles.
LUTZ: Bob Lutz was one of tennis' brightest stars in the 1960s and 1970s. An All-American on 3 USC NCAA championship teams (1967-68-69), he won the 1967 NCAA singles title. But he made his biggest mark as one of the sport's finest doubles players. He teamed with Stan Smith to win the NCAA doubles crown in 1967 and 1968. The duo then won the doubles title at the U.S. Open 4 times (1968-74-78-80) and once at the Australian Open (1970). They also were Wimbledon finalists 3 times and went 13-1 in Davis Cup play. In all, Lutz-with a masterful return game-won 44 professional doubles titles and 9 singles championships. In 1984, he was inducted into the Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame.
BRUCE MATTHEWS: Bruce Matthews was the most durable offensive lineman in football history. The 1982 consensus All-American guard started for 3 seasons (1980-82) at Troy and even started once late in his 1979 true freshman campaign. Twice an All-Pac-10 first teamer (1981-82), he captained the Trojans as a 1982 senior while winning the Pac-10's Morris Trophy. He was selected to play in the 1983 Hula Bowl. A 1983 first round draft pick of the Houston Oilers, he played every offensive line position during his 19 years (1983-2001) with the team (which became the Tennessee Titans), including appearing in Super Bowl XXXIV. The 14-time Pro Bowler played more NFL games (296) than any non-kicker in history and never missed a game because of injury. In his college and pro career, he blocked for 6 runners who rushed for 1,000 yards in a season. He was the third member of his family to play in the NFL, along with father Clay Sr. and brother (and fellow Trojan) Clay Jr. He now owns a construction company in Houston.
Clay Matthews: Clay Matthews was one of the most reliable and productive linebackers in USC and NFL history. A 4-year (1974-77) letterman at USC, he was an All-American in 1977 when he was Troy's captain and twice was an All-Conference first teamer (1976-77). He played on USC's 1974 national championship squad, was on 4 bowl teams and played in the 1978 Hula Bowl. A 1978 first round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, he played 19 seasons and 278 games (third most in NFL history) with the Browns (1978-93) and Atlanta Falcons (1994-96). A 5-time Pro Bowl selection, his teams made 25 playoff appearances. He was one of 3 family members to play in the NFL, along with father Clay Sr. and brother (and fellow Trojan) Bruce. Two of his sons followed his footsteps at USC: Kyle was a walk-on safety (2000-03) and Clay III is a walk-on freshman linebacker. He currently is a high school football coach.
RANDOLPH: Sam Randolph was one of the most dominant collegiate golfers in the mid-1980s. The 3-time (1984-85-86) All-American won the 1985 Fred Haskins Award (as the nation's top collegiate golfer), just the second Trojan with those accolades. In all, he won 12 collegiate titles, including the 1983 Pac-10 co-championship, and was the 1985 NCAA Tournament runner-up. While at USC in 1985, he also won the U.S. Amateur and California State Amateur and was a member of the U.S. Walker Cup team. He was named the 1984 and 1986 Pac-10 Golfer of the Year while leading Troy to the team title both years. He was the low amateur in the 1985 and 1986 Masters and 1986 U.S. Open. After USC, he has gone on to a productive pro career, with more than $600,000 in earnings and a PGA Tour victory.
SEINSOTH: Bill Seinsoth, whose promising pro baseball career was tragically cut short when he was killed in a car crash at age 22, was an All-American and the MVP of the College World Series for USC's 1968 national champions. The 3-year (1967-69) letterman first baseman had a career batting average of .337. In 1969, he hit .368 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI. He then played in the Dodgers' minor league system, where he appeared headed to eventual stardom. He died on Sept. 7, 1969.
SWANN: Lynn Swann, who caught footballs with a balletic grace, is one of the finest wide receivers in collegiate and professional history. The 3-year (1971-72-73) letterman at USC was a consensus All-American as a 1973 senior. He led the Trojans in receiving in 1971 (27 catches) and 1973 (a Pac-8 best 42) and was Troy's leading punt returner in all 3 of his seasons. He still ranks in the school's career Top 15 in receiving (95 catches) and punt returns (599 yards). He was a member of USC's 1972 national championship squad and played in the 1973 and 1974 Rose Bowls (he caught a touchdown in the 1973 game). He was Troy's captain and MVP in 1973 when he was an All-Pac-8 first teamer and won the Pop Warner Award (given to the top senior on the West Coast). He was selected to play in the 1974 Hula Bowl, Senior Bowl, College All-Star Game and Coaches All-America Game. He then was a 1974 first round NFL draft pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played for 9 seasons (1974-82). He appeared in Super Bowls IX, X, XII and XIV, earning MVP honors in Super Bowl X. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1993, won the NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 1999 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2001. He currently is a sports commentator for ABC.
URNER: Hal Urner was one of USC's finest outfielders in the 1940s. The 3-year (1941-43) letterman centerfielder earned All-Conference second team laurels in both 1941 and 1943. He helped the Trojans to a pair of conference titles (1942 and 1943).
WEISHOFF: Paula Weishoff, the only woman to be a member of 3 U.S. women's volleyball Olympic teams, was one of the most feared middle blockers and servers in her sport. A 1980 All-American when she led the Women of Troy to the AIAW national championship, she then joined the U.S. National team for the next 16 years and participated in the 1984, 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games (winning a silver medal in 1984 and a bronze in 1992 when she was named the Games' MVP). She played professionally indoors in Japan, Italy and Brazil, as well as on the beach in the U.S. She was the U.S. Olympic Committee's Female Volleyball Athlete of the Year in 1984. She also was named to Volleyball magazine's All-Time Indoor first team and USA Volleyball's All-Era (1978-2002) team. In 1998, she was inducted into the U.S. Volleyball Association Hall of Fame. After her playing career, she spent 6 years (1997-2002) as an assistant coach at USC before becoming the head coach at Orange County's Concordia University in 2003.
PREVIOUS USC ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASSES
1994 (inaugural): Jon Arnett, Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, Rod Dedeaux, Braven Dyer, Mike Garrett, Al Geiberger, Frank Gifford, Marv Goux, Howard Jones, Fred Lynn, John McKay, Parry O'Brien, Bill Sharman, O.J. Simpson, Stan Smith and Norman Topping
1995: Marcus Allen, Dean Cromwell, Morley Drury, John Ferraro, Mal Florence, Jess Hill, Julie Kohl, Ronnie Lott, Marlin McKeever, Mike McKeever, Cheryl Miller, Orv Mohler, Charles Paddock, Mel Patton, Giles Pellerin, Erny Pinckert, Dennis Ralston, Roy Saari, Tom Seaver, Gus Shaver, Dave Stockton, Brice Taylor, Irvine "Cotton" Warburton, and Charles White
1997: Johnny Baker, Ricky Bell, Raymond "Tay" Brown, Peter Daland, Charlie Dumas, Arnold Eddy, Ron Fairly, Mort Kaer, Allan Malamud, Ron Mix, Jess Mortensen, John Naber, Alex Olmedo, Nick Pappas, Aaron Rosenberg, Ambrose Schindler, Bob Seagren, Scott Simpson, Ernie Smith, Paul Westphal, and Ron Yary
1999: Garrett Arbelbide, Jerry Buss, Bob Chandler, Cynthia Cooper, Anthony Davis, Homer Griffith, Jim Hardy, Jesse Hibbs, Gene Mako, Mark McGwire, Anthony Munoz, Russ Saunders, Harry Smith, Craig Stadler, Francis Tappaan, Harley Tinkham, Jack Ward, Vern Wolfe, Cynthia Woodhead-Kantzer, Frank Wykoff and Louis Zamperini
2001: Hal Bedsole, Bob Boyd, Brad Budde, Don Buford, Sam Cunningham, Jack Davis, Craig Fertig, Bruce Furniss, Ray George, Jimmy Gunn, Lee Guttero, Alex Hannum, Tom Kelly, Lenny Krayzelburg, Rick Leach, Earle Meadows, John Rudometkin, Makoto Sakamoto, Bill Sefton, Bill Thom, Steve Timmons and Ralph Vaughn
2003: Nate Barragar, Ken Carpenter, Paul Cleary, Lillian Copeland, Howard Drew, Marshall Duffield, Debbie Green, Pat Haden, John Hall, Clarence "Bud" Houser, Fred Kelly, Steve Kemp, Grenville "Grenny" Lansdell, Dallas Long, Dick Leach, Mike Nyeholt, Carson Palmer, Murray Rose, Jim Sears, George Toley, Stan Williamson, Gwynn Wilson, Don Winston, Tex Winter and Richard Wood