WCC Hall of Honor Will Add Waves' Katherine Hull Next Month
Hull was the coaches' National Player of the Year as a senior in 2003 and also won the Dinah Shore Award.
Feb. 5, 2013
MALIBU, Calif. - Former Pepperdine All-American and current LPGA standout Katherine Hull will be inducted into the West Coast Conference's Hall of Honor next month, the conference office announced today.
The Hall of Honor will be formally inducted during the WCC Basketball Championships in Las Vegas. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 9, at 9 a.m. PT at the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Orleans Hotel. They will also be honored during the halftime of the first men's semifinal later that evening.
Tickets to the WCC Hall of Honor Brunch & Induction Ceremony are available to the public for $40 and may be purchased online at www.wccsports.com.
Each of the nine WCC institutions selected one inductee. The others are LaVell Edwards (BYU), Dan Dickau (Gonzaga), Edit Pakay (Loyola Marymount), Darwin Cook (Portland), Allegra Porter (Saint Mary's), Petia Yanchulova (San Diego), Mary Hile-Nepfel (San Francisco) and George "Pat" Malley (Santa Clara).
Hull, who came to Pepperdine from Sunrise Beach, Queensland, Australia, competed for the Waves between 2000-03. She was the coaches' National Player of the Year as a senior in 2003 and also won the Dinah Shore Award. Hull was a three-time All-American, earning first team honors as a junior and senior and second team acclaim as a sophomore.
The Waves advanced to the NCAA Championships all four years with Hull, accumulating three top-10 finishes and a program-best second-place result in 2003.
Hull won medalist honors at seven tournaments during her Pepperdine career. She was a three-time winner of the UCLA Pioneer Electronic Bruin Classic (2001, 2002 and 2003) and also captured the 2001 Southern California Intercollegiate, the 2003 Comcast/Dick McGuire Invitational, the 2003 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge and the 2003 San Jose State Spartan Invitational. In winning San Jose State's events, she set NCAA records with a 16-under 200 and a first-round, 9-under 63.
She still owns the best scoring average at Pepperdine in a season, posting 72.19 strokes per round in 2001-02. She currently ranks third in career average at 73.52.
While at Pepperdine, she and teammate Lindsey Wright helped Australia win the 2002 World Team Amateur Championship in Malaysia.
Hull, who graduated from Pepperdine with a degree in sports administration in 2003, was also a standout in the classroom, earning 2003 NGCA All-American Scholar honors while being named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic squad twice.
After turning professional, Hull first played on the Futures Tour in 2003 before qualifying for the LPGA Tour in 2004. She has nearly $3.4 million in career earnings and has won twice on the LPGA Tour -- the 2008 CN Canadian Women's Open and the 2010 Navistar LPGA Classic. Also in 2010, she finished second at Women's British Open.
She was inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 and the Women's Golf Coaches Association's Players Hall of Fame this past December.
Pepperdine's previous four inductees into the WCC Hall of Honor were Doug Christie, Gail Hopkins, Wayne Wright and Dana Jones.