Pacific Hall Of Honor Inductees

Name Year Sport Institution
Ken Earle2018Men's GolfUniversity of the Pacific
Jennifer Joines Tamas2017Women's VolleyballUniversity of the Pacific
Ron Cornelius2016Men's BasketballUniversity of the Pacific
Elaina Oden2015Women's VolleyballUniversity of the Pacific
Keith Swagerty2014Men's BasketballUniversity of the Pacific


2018 - Ken Earle, University of the Pacific
The most decorated golfer in Pacific history, Ken Earle earned conference Most Valuable Player honors in 1983 and 1984. During his tenure, he led the Tigers to four team tournament titles in three years. He was an individual medalist in seven tournaments from 1982 to 1984 on his way to earning All-Conference and All-America mentions in 1982, 1983 and 1984. In the classroom, he was an Academic All-American in 1983 and 1984. Earle finished 20th in the 1983 NCAA Men's Golf Championship, after ten finishes in the top ten during the 1982-83 season. In 1984, he placed 24th at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship. He posted a three-round 219 at the championship to earn 1982 Pacific Coast Athletic Association MVP honors, a 223 to finish second in 1983, and in 1984 he turned in a 212 while earning MVP honors again. His medalist performances included a 201 at the Elkhorn Invitational and a 72-69 two-round performance at the Silverado in 1981-82. He won the Aztec Invitational in 1982-83 by posting a third-round 66 to force a playoff. Earle continued his consistent play during his junior and senior seasons, with a 206 at the Southwestern North Ranch, a 216 at the Murrietta Invitational and a 147 at the Silverado in 1983-84. Since finishing his college career, Earle played competitive golf at the San Diego City Amateur Tournament, finishing as the runner up in 1986 and 1988. He won the San Diego Match Play Championship in 1997. In 1990, 1997, 2003 and 2011, he captured the International Father/Son Championship with his Father- Tony Earle. As a member of Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe, CA, he has participated in many of the club tournaments along with representing the club in team play matches. Earle graduated from Pacific in 1984 with a degree in Business/Marketing and an emphasis in Computer Science, and went on to a career in manufacturer's sales with Earle Associates, working primarily with technology companies providing semiconductor, electromechanical, computer/communication and manufacturing solutions.

2017 - Jennifer Joines Tamas, University of the Pacific
Jennifer Joines, a 6-foot-3 middle blocker, is the only player Pacific volleyball player to be named a four-time All-American and was also voted a four-time All-Big West selection, the 2000 Big West Freshman of the Year and the 2003 Big West Player of the Year. Joines helped guide her squad to two 28-win seasons, a Big West title and four berths in the NCAA Tournament, including one Sweet 16 appearance. From 2000-03, Joines rewrote the Pacific record book, setting career marks for kills (2225), kills per set (4.89), attacks (4615), attack percentage (.350), points (2710.5) and points per set (5.96). She finished second all-time in block assists (553), total blocks (639) and blocks per set (1.40). Joines ranks in the top 10 of Pacific single-season categories 17 times. As a middle blocker with the United States Women's National Team, Joines made more than 60 appearances in eight years while serving as captain for four years. In addition to assisting the U.S. to silver at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, she helped lift the country to gold at the 2012 Pan-American Cup. Joines played professionally for eight years in Japan, Italy, Russia, Azerbaijan and Puerto Rico. Joines earned Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from Pacific in 2005 and was inducted into the Pacific Athletics Hall Of Fame in 2016.

2016 - Ron Cornelius, University of the Pacific
Ron Cornelius played for the University of the Pacific from 1977-1981. He was the third Tiger player to have his jersey retired after Keith Swagerty (1965-67) and John Gianelli (1970-72). Cornelius broke John Gianelli's all-time scoring record of 1,659 points and finished his career with a total of 2,065 points, a Pacific Coast Athletic Association record, and he remains Pacific's career scoring leader to this day. Cornelius also set a PCAA mark for career rebounds (973) and is fourth all-time in that department for Pacific. Three times, Cornelius was first team All-PCAA and he won conference MVP honors as a sophomore after leading Pacific to the conference crown and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. He led the Tigers in scoring twice, rebounding and field goal percentage four times. He earned All-American recognition after his junior and senior seasons and was a third round pick by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1981 NBA Draft.

2015 - Elaina Oden, University of the Pacific
Elaina Oden is remembered as one of the most decorated women's volleyball players in University of the Pacific history. Oden was the key player on Pacific's back-to-back NCAA national championship teams. Highlights of those seasons included defeats of UCLA and Stanford for the NCAA title in 1985 and the steamrolling of Texas and Nebraska en route to the 1986 crown. Oden is Pacific's all-time single season hitting percentage leader (.380 in 1985) and she was named PCAA Most Valuable Player in 1985. Until recently, Elaina held the Pacific single season kill record (547) and the all-time career kills mark (1,485). Oden's .357 hitting percentage in 1986 places her third on Pacific's all-time list. In leading the Tigers to back-to-back NCAA Championships, Oden was named an All-America at the middle blocker position in both 1985 and 1986 as the Tigers amassed a combined record of 75-6. Volleyball Monthly recognized her as its 1986 National Player of the Year. Elaina added a third All-America honor in 1989, helping the Tigers to a record of 29-5. She is one of three Tiger volleyball players to have their jersey number retired by the Pacific Athletic Department. When it comes to career records, the seven-year member of the United States National Team currently ranks second in career hitting percentage (.341), third in digs (1,229), third in block solos (138), fourth in block assists (396), and fourth in total blocks (534). In addition, Oden set the Pacific freshman record of 547 kills in 1985. During her tenure on the U.S. National Team, Oden played in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. She also competed in the 1986 Goodwill Games and the 1986 World Championships. Elaina was a member of the U.S. Junior National Team in 1985 and was nominated for the NCAA's Broderick Award in 1985 and 1986.

2014 - Keith Swagerty, University of the Pacific
Keith Swagerty was a potent scorer and fierce rebounder who led University of the Pacific to two conference championships and a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances from 1964 to 1967. A San Jose, CA native, he was one of the most highly-decorated players in Tiger history. He was named West Coast Athletic Conference (WCAC) Player of the Year twice (1966 and 1967) and was a first team Academic All-American. As a senior, he earned first-team All-America honors from the Helms Foundation, second-team honors from Converse, and was named honorable mention by the Associated Press and UPI. In the 1966 NCAA Tournament, Swagerty scored 16 points and had 19 rebounds in a first-round 83-74 loss to Utah. He scored 26 points and collected 23 rebounds in a 102-91 loss to the Elvin Hayes-led Houston Cougars in the consolation game. A year later in the 1967 NCAA Tournament, Swagerty led Pacific to a 72-63 first-round win over defending national champion Texas Western (now UTEP). He scored 11 points and had eight rebounds in an 80-64 second-round loss to John Wooden's UCLA Bruins. Swagerty earned national recognition when he had 39 rebounds in one game against UC Santa Barbara on March 5, 1965; it is still a WCC and Pacific record. Upon graduating, he held the records for career totals in points and rebounds, and still holds the record for career rebounds today. Swagerty went on to play two seasons in the ABA with the Houston Mavericks and the Kentucky Colonels. He also played in Italy before becoming a physical education instructor and coach at Seattle Pacific University from 1974-80. He compiled an 87-61 record and led the Falcons to the NCAA Division II Tournament with a 20-9 mark in 1976-77. He was the first Pacific Basketball player to have his number retired (32). A 1985 inductee into the Pacific Athletic Hall of Fame, Swagerty was awarded the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award of Honor in 2005 for living a life of distinction.


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