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
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 :
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