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Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame

Miranda has been voted into the Perpperdine Athletics Hall of Fame, but will be inducted in a future year due to professional commitments.

From July 25th press release from Pepperdine Athletics:

MALIBU, Calif. – Olympians, All-Americans and the “First Family” of Pepperdine will be inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame this fall, as the department announced the honorees that will make up the class of 2018 today.

The inductees will include four former student-athletes: Julie Evans (women’s volleyball), Carolina Llano (women’s golf), Matt Rigg (men’s volleyball) and Marilyn White (women’s track). Pepperdine President Andrew Benton and his wife Debby Benton will also be feted in the special achievement category.

Additionally, women’s basketball alum Miranda Ayim was voted into the Hall of Fame, but because of professional commitments, her induction will take place in a future year.
The ceremony will be held on Sunday, October 14, in Firestone Fieldhouse. Check-in and a reception will begin at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 per plate and can be purchased online at https://gowav.es/PeppHOF18tix.

“The Hall of Fame ceremony is one of the events we look forward to most every year,” said Pepperdine Director of Athletics Dr. Steve Potts. “These impressive individuals who competed for Pepperdine contributed so much to our department and their teams’ legacies. We also have the opportunity to thank Andy and Debby Benton for their leadership and support of the department over many decades.”

The Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1980. This year’s group will join 125 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.

Here is more information on the newest Pepperdine Hall of Famers:

Miranda Ayim, Women’s Basketball
Played four seasons (2006-07 through 2009-10) … A forward/center from London, Ontario, Canada … Three-time All-WCC first team (2008, 2009, 2010) … 2010 WCC All-Tournament team … Had 1,377 career points and 735 rebounds (Pepperdine top 10 in program history in both) … Holds school records for blocked shots in career (182) and season (85, 2010) … Led team in rebounding three times and scoring twice … Waves made the final of the 2010 WCC Tournament and played in the WNIT that year … 2010 Division I-AAA ADA Scholar-Athlete of the Year … Two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District … Three-time WCC All-Academic … Two-time Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar … Two-time Olympian with Canada … Played briefly in WNBA (three games in 2011) and is playing overseas in France.

 

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