Saint Martin's honors three at Hall of Fame and Hall of Honor induction

February 24, 2010

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s will induct alumnus Kami (Koehler) Johns ’01 into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday, February 25 during the women’s basketball game against Seattle Pacific University. The event will include a pre-game reception at 5 p.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center with a formal presentation during halftime.

Johns (then Koehler) finished her career at Saint Martin’s with 1,233 points, the sixth all-time; 679 rebounds, the fourth all-time; and 187 steals, the fourth all-time. In 2001, she was a first-team all-PacWest selection and was an academic all-conference honoree multiple times. After graduation, she became a lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps and has served multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The University will also induct Mary Law and Don Robbins HS’50, ’54, ’84 into its Hall of Honor for their strong and faithful support of Saints’ athletics. During her 30-plus years at Saint Martin's, Mary Law has touched the lives of many students with her friendly and caring approach. She has been a staple at athletic events supporting the teams, chiding the officials and getting the crowd excited. Off the playing field she has helped advise students and navigate them through college. Don Robbins first volunteered for a variety of athletic department events when he was a Saint Martin's student in the 1950s. For the past four decades, he has given his time and resources in numerous ways to support Saint Martin's athletics including raising scholarship funds through the annual golf tournament and spearheading efforts to create new athletic facilities.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 380-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 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Olympic College, Centralia College, and Tacoma Community College.

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