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Loyola Marymount Proud to Announce 2017 Hall of Fame Class

Oct. 10, 2016

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LOS ANGELES -- The Loyola Marymount University Athletics' 2017 Hall of Fame Class has been announced by the LMU Athletic Department and will feature seven individuals.

The Hall of Fame banquet will take place from 7 pm to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, February 17 in Roski Hall within University Hall. The Hall of Fame Class will also be recognized at halftime of the men's basketball Homecoming game against Pepperdine on February 18. The West Coast Conference matchup will tip at 3 p.m. in Gersten Pavilion.

The 2017 Induction Class includes athletes from the track and the pitch, those who played above the net and scored buckets, as well as a pair of benefactors who helped shape LMU athletics into what it is today.


Chad and Ginni Dreier (Benefactor)

Longtime supporters of LMU Athletics, Chad and Ginni Dreier have helped build and shape the department and university in numerous ways. There is no more prominent example of this than The Chad and Ginni Dreier Strength and Conditioning Center. Opened in 2011, and located within the Lions Athletic Center between Albert Gersten Pavilion and Sullivan Field, the weight training facility instantly established itself as one of the top training facilities in the West Coast Conference. Chad Dreier played baseball for the Lions and received his accounting degree in 1969 while Ginni attended Marymount. Ginni (2012-15) and Chad (1994-2011) both served as members of the LMU Board of Trustees, with Chad also serving as the Chair from 1998-2011.

Tara Erdmann (2007-12)

A seven-time All-American in cross country and track, Erdmann went on to represent the Lions at the U.S. Olympic Trial Qualifiers in both 10,000 and 5,000 meters. Erdman started her LMU career by taking home both West Coast Conference and LMU Freshman of the Year accolades before capping her time on campus with back-to-back LMU Female Athlete of the Year selections in 2010-11 and 2011-12. Erdman set four school records in the 2010 track season and held Division I's fastest 10k time in 2011.

Michael Erush (2000-03)

Erush was a four-time All-WCC selection, earning second team honors in 2000 through 2002 and first team honors in 2003. He was named a Jewish Review Third Team All-American in 2003 and earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Far West First Team honors in 2003. At the time of induction, Erush is tied for No. 10 in career assists (15), tied for No. 7 in career games (75), and tied for No. 7 in single-season assists (7 in 2003) in the LMU record book. He ended his Lions career with three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2001-03.



Heather Hughes (2004-07)

Hughes helped re-write much of the record book after a stellar four-year career from 2004-2007. She was a four-time All-WCC selection (three-time first-teamer) and two-time team captain. At time of induction, ranks amongst the top-10 in 11 LMU career categories, including second in service aces (158), kills (1683), and points (1942), and third in digs (1270). Hughes was twice named LMU Female Athlete of the Year and earned a spot on the AVCA All-Region team in 2007. She also garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District in 2007. After finishing her career at LMU, she went on to play for the US National Team (2007-10) and professionally in beach volleyball. Hughes played an integral part in helping LMU to the 2004 and 2005 NCAA Tournament.

Terrell Lowery (1988-92)

As a sophomore in the Lions' record run in the NCAA Championships in 1990, Lowery averaged 14.5 points for the high-scoring Lions. In his final two seasons, he led the Lions in scoring, finishing his four-year career averaging 18.5 points. In addition, he led the team in steals in 1991 and 1992 and in assists in 1991. The 283 assists that season is a school record, and his 689 career assists are most all-time at time of induction. Lowery's breakout game came in 1990, scoring 48 points against Idaho State on Dec. 1, 1990. Lowery scored more than 40 points six times in his career. His durable career allowed him to play in a then-school record 119 games, putting him at the top 10 of most record categories. He was an Honorable Mention All-American in his junior and senior seasons and was the conference leader in scoring, assists and steals as a junior. He ranks second all-time with 2,201 points at the time of induction. Lowery also earned honorable mention honors in baseball for the Lions in 1991, and was drafted by the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.

Adrianne Slaughter (2000-04)

Slaughter was a two-time first-team All-WCC selection (2002-03 and 2003-04) and was also named the WCC Defender of the Year in 2002-03. At the time of induction, Slaughter ranks No. 7 in points (1,231), No. 5 in field goals (510), No. 2 in rebounds (845), No. 8 in rebounding average (7.2 per game), No. 2 in blocks (247) and No. 1 in games started (118). The Lions went 74-44 during her four-year career, that included a program-best 24-win season in 2003-04. That team won the WCC regular-season title, the WCC Tournament title and made its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

To purchase banquet tickets, please contact June D'Amour at 310-338-3047 or jdamour@lmu.edu. Men's basketball season tickets are available now through the ticket portal at LMULions.com or by calling the box office at 310-338-5466.

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