Five more Pepperdine all-time greats were inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. The class of 2016 includes Scott Doerner (’06) (men’s tennis), Anna Picarelli (’05) (women’s soccer), Michael Putnam (’05) (men’s golf), Steve Rodriguez (’01) (baseball), and Julie Rubenstein (’09) (women’s volleyball). The ceremony was held on Sunday, October 16, in Firestone Fieldhouse on the Malibu campus.
“Our annual Hall of Fame ceremony is always one of our biggest events of the year,” said Pepperdine director of athletics Steve Potts (JD ’82). “We get to welcome back five former student-athletes who achieved so much with their various programs, and we are very pleased to be able to recognize their outstanding accomplishments.”
The Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1980. This year’s group joined 115 individuals, 14 teams, and eight special achievement recipients that have already been enshrined.
To be eligible for induction, nominees must have competed, coached for, or rendered an extraordinary service to Pepperdine University Athletics. After a list of nominations was gathered, Pepperdine’s Hall of Fame committee made the decision on this year’s inductees.
Learn more about the 2016 Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame inductees: magazine.pepperdine.edu/hall-of-fame-2016