Seattle U Athletics Inducts 2010 Hall of Fame Class
Courtesy: Seattle University
The Seattle University athletic department inducted a distinguished group of 12 individuals and two teams Saturday evening, April 17, at a dinner in the Evergreen Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in downtown Seattle.

Representing the administrator category, former athletic director Bill Fenton oversaw the rise of the men's basketball, baseball, and skiing programs to national prominence. As head golf coach from 1956 to 1971, Dr. Tom Page won 191 dual matches, including undefeated seasons in 1957 and 1960.

Three former baseball student-athletes were inducted, including Don Carlson (1959-60), a left-handed relief pitcher who finished his career with a 13-0 record. Steve Mezich (1965-67) was one of the best catchers to play at Seattle U, and Brian Patton (1977-79) was a three-time all-conference honoree at third base during his collegiate career.

In men's basketball, Jerry Frizzell (1955-59) averaged 9.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game during his career and was part of the 1958 squad that advanced to the NCAA title game. Malkin Strong (1964-67) is ninth all-time in rebounding with 790 career boards to go along with 1,062 career points.

Allison Carmer (1989-91) from the women's basketball program earned NAIA All-America honors in 1991 and finished with the fourth-highest scoring average in school history at 17.7 points per game. Merceda Rivera (2000-04) is the only Seattle U female swimmer to win a national championship, winning the 100 butterfly at the 2002 NAIA National Championships.

From men's soccer, Tim Allen (1974-76) led the team in goals every year he played at Seattle U, earned an invitation to try out for the 1976 U.S. Olympic Team, and was drafted by the Seattle Sounders of the NASL. George Czarnowski (1994-97) is second all-time in both goals (41) and total points (105) and still shares the school record for assists in a season with 14 in 1997. Representing women's soccer, Tafara Pulse (2001-04) was the GNAC Freshman of the Year and an NAIA Second Team All-American in 2001 as well as GNAC Player of the Year in both 2002 and 2003.

Two teams were also inducted into the Seattle U Athletic Hall of Fame on April 17. The 1962-63 men's basketball team, featuring Eddie Miles, Ernie Dunston, John Tresvant, and Charlie Williams, finished with a 21-6 record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The 2004 men's soccer team earned Seattle University's first-ever NCAA national championship, winning the Division II title with a 22-0-1 record.

Over 300 people attended the annual event, the highest attendance since the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was brought back at Seattle University in 2008. The Seattle University Athletic Hall of Fame has welcomed 73 individuals and eight teams as honorees.