LMU Hall Of Honor Inductees
|Paul Westhead||2017||Men's Basketball||Loyola Marymount|
|Kate Murray||2016||Women's Basketball||Loyola Marymount|
|Rick Adelman||2015||Men's Basketball||Loyola Marymount|
|Jeff Fryer||2014||Men's Basketball||Loyola Marymount|
|Edit Pakay||2013||Women's Cross Country/Tennis||Loyola Marymount|
|Billy Bean||2012||Baseball||Loyola Marymount|
|Sarah Noriega||2011||Women's Volleyball||Loyola Marymount|
|Bo Kimble||2010||Men's Basketball||Loyola Marymount|
|Hank Gathers||2009||Men's Basketball||Loyola Marymount|
LMU HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEES
2017 - Paul Westhead, Loyola Marymount University
Paul Westhead returned to the college ranks, and took over as the head coach of Loyola Marymount men's basketball program in the fall of 1985. From 1985-1990, Westhead oversaw an impressive run in which LMU became one of the original NCAA tournament Cinderellas. Westhead built the "system" thanks to recruiting some of the best players in program history, including the late Hank Gathers, Bo Kimble, Jeff Fryer and two-sport star Terrell Lowery. The Lions and the "system" rewrote many NCAA record books. From 1988 to 1990, Westhead's teams went 27-3, 20-10 and 23-5 respectively, earning NCAA tournament berths each year. Gathers led the NCAA in scoring and rebounding (32.7 ppg, 13.7 rpg) in 1989 and Kimble led the NCAA in scoring in 1990 (35.3 ppg). After the on-court death of Gathers in its conference tournament, LMU went on an inspired run in the NCAA tournament in 1990 that captured the attention of the entire college basketball world for those weeks. The Lions blew out defending champion Michigan in the 2nd round and made it to the Regional Final round before losing to eventual champion UNLV. Westhead's teams led Division I in scoring in 1988 (110.3 points per game), 1989 (112.5), and 1990 (122.4). LMU's 122.4 point per game in 1990 was still a record as of February 2016. As of April 2012, Loyola Marymount held the five highest combined score games in Division I history. Four of the five occurred during Westhead's career, including a record 331 in the 181-150 win over United States International University on January 31, 1989. Westhead was named the WCC Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1990 and finished his five years at LMU with a 105-48 record, going 51-19 in WCC play. His 68.6 winning percentage is the best in school history. Westhead was most recently the head coach of the University of Oregon women's team. In his first year as an NBA head coach, he led a rookie Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers to the 1980 NBA Title. He has previously been a head coach for three National Basketball Association (NBA) teams and an assistant for four others, and has also coached in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), American Basketball Association (ABA) and Japan Basketball League (JBL). He won titles in both the NBA and WNBA. He attended Saint Joseph's University.
2016 - Kate Murray, Loyola Marymount University
Kate Murray starred for the LMU women's basketball team from 2000-04. After spending her freshman season as a role player, averaging 7.2 ppg off the bench, she propelled into a staring role her sophomore campaign. She was second on the team with 13.3 ppg and 5.7 rpg as the Lions surpassed the 20-win mark (21-10 overall) for the first time in program history and made their first postseason appearance with a WNIT berth. Murray stayed on pace with 13.8 ppg and 6.2 rpg as a junior and began her would-be senior year in 2002-03 on a high note before suffering a season-ending injury five games in. Her return in 2003-04 as a redshirt senior would spark the Lions to a program record 24 wins. She led the team in scoring at 16.4 ppg and became the only LMU player to be named West Coast Conference Player of the Year as she led the Lions to their first WCC title and first NCAA Tournament appearance. A three-time All-WCC selection, Murray was a First-Team honoree in 2001-02 and 2003-04 and is the third all-time leading scorer in program history with 1,566 points and ranks in in the LMU career top-10 in 10 total categories. She was inducted into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011. A 2011 inductee into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame, Murray's excellence on the court was matched by her dedication in the classroom. She was named to the Dean's List each semester, was a three-time All-Academic WCC first-team member, and was a Verizon All-District 8 Academic First-team selection. The Tigard, Oreg., native became the first female to win both the LMU Athlete and LMU Student-Athlete of the Year awards (2003-04) and earned a 3.87 cumulative grade point average in LMU's Master of Business Administration program after graduating Magna Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in business in 2003.
2015 - Rick Adelman, Loyola Marymount University
Rick Adelman led the Lions in scoring his junior and senior seasons and was the seventh player in Loyola history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. He was only the third player in school history to finish the season with a point per game average over 20 points (21.0). The two-time all-conference selection was the winner of the John Donovan Memorial Trophy, winning the WCC Player of the Year honor in 1967-68. He graduated in 1968 and was drafted in the seventh round (79th overall pick) by the San Diego Rockets. He played until 1975 for the Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Jazz and the Kansas City-Omaha Kings. During his NBA playing career, Adelman averaged 7.7 points and 3.5 assists per game. He went into coaching in 1977, and had a long career as a coach in the NBA, which included stints with Portland Trail Blazers (1988-93), Golden State Warriors (1995-97), Sacramento Kings (1999-06), Houston Rockets (2007-11), and the Minnesota Timberwolves (2011-2014). He finished with a record of 1,042-748 in the NBA (58.2 percent) and earned 79 wins in the playoffs, leading Portland to the NBA finals in 1989-90 and 1991-92. Adelman ranks eighth in career NBA victories and is 10th in playoff wins (79).
2014 - Jeff Fryer, Loyola Marymount University
As the Lions' all-time deep threat, Jeff Fryer was one of the best all-time three-point shooters in school history. In his four-year career (1986-90), he played in 112 games and scored 1,922 points, 1,089 of them were scored from the three-point line. He is currently ranked sixth all-time in scoring and holds seven of the nine three-point records in LMU history, including the 11 three-pointers he hit in the NCAA tournament Second Round win over Michigan in 1990. The 11 threes is an NCAA tournament record and Fryer finished with 41 points against the Wolverines. En route to being named to the All-West Region Team and first-team All-WCC, Fryer averaged just under 23 points per game his final two seasons at LMU. He finished his career averaging 17.2 points per game. One of the top long distance shooters in WCC history, Fryer still owns two of the top three spots on the single-season charts in three-point field goals with 126 (4.1 per game) as a junior and 121 (4.3) as a senior. More than two decades since attempting his last shot as a collegiate player, Fryer currently ranks second all-time in career three-pointers with 363 (3.24) in overall games and is the career leader during league play with 166 (3.4). Fryer played a key role on a loaded Loyola Marymount team advanced to three consecutive NCAA Tournaments, including a dramatic run to the 1990 Elite Eight. The Lions captured three WCC Regular Season Championships and two WCC Tournament titles.
2013 - Edit Pakay, Loyola Marymount University
A standout two-sport athlete, Edit Pakay had stellar careers in both women's tennis and women's cross country. In the spring of 2000 as a freshman, Pakay recorded 19 wins in singles and doubles tennis play. After redshirting her sophomore year in 2002, she was selected as the LMU Female Athlete of the Year and was a first team All-West Coast Conference selection in singles, while also garnering honorable mention accolades in doubles. Her singles record was 18-8, including three wins over ranked opponents. Pakay's stellar play guided the Lions to a victory over Pepperdine to win the 2002 WCC Women's Tennis Championships, the first in program history. She finished her illustrious career in 2003 with her second first team All-WCC selection in singles and another honorable mention selection on the doubles side. Pakay managed a 63-41 singles record in her career (.606), placing ninth in the LMU record books for career winning percentage. As a cross country runner in the fall of 2001, Pakay won the WCC Women's Cross Country Championship 5K with a time of 17:58. She went on to finish 70th in the 6K at the West Regional with a time of 23:40. Pakay finished her first collegiate race in third place and did not finish lower than that spot in any regular season race from that point on.
2012 - Billy Bean, Loyola Marymount University
Billy Bean spent four seasons with the Loyola Marymount Lions baseball team where he still is a record holder in numerous categories. Bean led the Lions to the program's first ever College World Series appearance in 1986 during his senior season. He was named to the All-WCC first team twice in his career, and was a member of the ABCA All-American second team in his senior season. Collegiate baseball named him Honorable Mention All-American as a junior. Bean holds the WCC single-season record for walks with 66, is the LMU single-season record holder for runs scored with 84, and still ranks among WCC career leaders in five offensive categories. He was a fourth round draft pick in 1986 to the Detroit Tigers where he played two seasons and was traded the L.A. Dodgers mid-season. He took some time off and was picked up in 1993 where he played two seasons with the San Diego Padres where he finished his professional baseball career. The Loyola Marymount Baseball team retired his No. 44 jersey and in 1992, he was inducted into the LMU Hall of Fame.
2011 - Sarah Noriega, Loyola Marymount University
Sarah Noriega became just the fifth volleyball player in Loyola Marymount University history to have her number retired by virtue of being an AVCA First Team All-American, a Volleyball Magazine All-American, a three-time All-West Coast Conference First Team selection and the 1997 WCC Player of the Year. She was also a three-time All-District VIII honoree and was LMU's Female Athlete of the Year for the 1997-98 school year. Noriega was a member of three WCC Championship teams with the Lions, including their most successful season in program history in 1996, when the team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Playing opposite the setter, she led the Lions to a 26-3 overall record, a perfect 14-0 mark in conference play, and a WCC crown as a junior. She collected 496 kills and a hitting percentage of .330 that year, while also posting 49 service aces, 170 digs and 106 total blocks (23 block solos and 83 block assists). Before returning to LMU to complete her degree in 2007, Noriega played with USA Volleyball and the U.S. National Team. Some of her highlights include being a participant at the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1995, a World Games participant and a 2000 Olympian. She still pervades the LMU career record books, ranking fifth all-time in kills (1,446), second in kill average (4.71) and third in attack percentage (.319). Noriega also still holds the NCAA record for kills in a four-set match, when she recorded 47 kills on November 7, 1997, against San Diego.
2010 - Bo Kimble, Loyola Marymount University
A high school and college teammate of 2009 Hall of Honor inductee Hank Gathers, Bo Kimble was an integral part of a historic Loyola Marymount offense that still owns the five highest single game scoring totals in NCAA history, including the record-setting 186 point effort against U.S. International in 1991. After the tragic passing of Gathers in the 1990 WCC Tournament, Kimble led the Lions to one of the most memorable post-season runs in NCAA Tournament history. The run was best symbolized by the right-handed Kimble shooting his first free throw in each NCAA Tournament game left-handed in memory of Gathers. Kimble led the 11th-seeded Lions through the first two rounds of the tournament by recording 45 points and 18 rebounds in a 111-92 first round win over sixth-seeded New Mexico State and 37 points in a 149-115 second round win over defending champion and third-seeded Michigan. The Lions then beat seventh-seeded Alabama 62-60 in the West Regional Semifinals before falling to eventual national champion UNLV in the Elite Eight. Kimble turned in one of the most prolific statistical seasons in WCC and NCAA history as a senior in 1990 by leading the nation in scoring with 35.3 points per game. He was named WCC Player of the Year, a six-time WCC Player of the Week and a Second-Team All-American in his senior season.
2009 - Hank Gathers, Loyola Marymount University
One of the greatest players in West Coast Conference history, Loyola Marymount's Hank Gathers became the conference's first two-time tournament MVP and is the leading scorer in the event's 19-year history. Led by Gathers, the Lions won back-to-back tournament titles in 1988 and 1989 and set a WCC record for most points in a tournament with 323 total points (107.7 ppg) in 1988. Gathers' 1988 tournament was highlighted by an amazing 33-point, 18-rebound performance in LMU's first round win over Portland. In that same season, he became the second player in history to lead NCAA Division I in scoring and rebounding in the same season, averaging 32.7 points and 13.7 rebounds per game. Gathers passed away tragically during the semifinal game of the 1990 WCC Tournament, which resulted in the tournament being suspended and Loyola Marymount being given the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. In seven career WCC Tournament games, Gathers scored a record 186 points for a 26.6 points per game average, the highest clip in league history.