Saint Martin’s honors five at Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor induction

Alumni and friends recognized for athletic achievement and support

Feb. 9, 2009

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s will induct alums Julie Mattson and Jeff Smith into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 14 during the men’s basketball game against Central Washington’s Wildcats. The event will include a pre-game reception at 6 p.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center with a formal presentation during halftime.

Mattson, who graduated in 2000, was the first athlete to represent Saint Martin’s at the NCAA Division II’s national track and field meet, qualifying in the javelin. She was also the starting point guard for the women’s basketball team for three years.

Smith, a 1965 high school graduate, was the first Saint to win a state championship, competing in broad jump (long jump). He was also named MVP for football and helped take the men’s basketball team to the state championships.

The University will also induct Larry McMillan and Orin and Terry Hebert into its Hall of Honor for their strong and faithful support of Saints’ athletics. McMillan has been co-commentator of basketball games with Dick Nichols for nearly 30 years. Orin, a 1951 graduate, and Terry, a long time Saint Martin’s employee, were instrumental in reinstituting the University’s baseball program.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 student from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For more information contact :

Deidre Eaton
Special events coordinator
Saint Martin’s University

Stephen C. McGlone
Vice president for institutional advancement
Saint Martin's University
5300 Pacific Avenue SE
Lacey, WA 98503-7500