Swimmer Megan Ackerman held the school record in both the 1000 freestyle and 1650 freestyle for over eight years, helping the Seattle U women's swim team finish second at the 2002 NAIA National Championships. Cal Bauer continued the Seattle U basketball winning tradition in the mid-1950s, scoring 1,366 career points (15.9 ppg) in 86 games.
Ray Brooks averaged a double-double during his Seattle U basketball career with 21.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game from 1983 to 1985. Kelly Fullerton was the GNAC Outdoor Track and Field Female Athlete of the Year in 2004 and a three-time conference champion in the 3000 meter steeplechase.
Mike Gibson, a four-year letterwinner for the Seattle U baseball team from 1976 through 1979, is considered one of the most versatile players in the program's history. Jack Gordon was the first director of publicity for the Seattle U athletics program and later became the PA announcer for the school's basketball games.
Keith Harrell was a two-time captain for the basketball team and averaged 16.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during his senior season of 1978-79. Arne Klubberud, a two-sport athlete during his time at Seattle U, holds a share of the school record in men's soccer for most assists in a season (14) and is second all-time with 29 career assists.
The first men's soccer coach in program history, Hugh McArdle did everything on his own, including recruiting, scheduling, and arranging travel, during his ten-year career. Julie Orth (Anderson) earned NAIA All-America honors in 1997, finished with 1,009 career points (17.7 ppg), and hit over 80 percent of her free throw attempts (182-for-226).
Don Piasecki, a member of the 1958 basketball team that reached the NCAA finals, made a name for himself around Seattle U as a baseball player. C.J. Sealey was one of the first players in the Seattle U women's basketball program and is currently fifth on the all-time scoring list with 1,618 points from 1977 to 1980.
Jesse Walter participated on the Seattle U tennis team from 1994 to 1998, earning NAIA All-America honors in 1998 as well as a national ranking as high as 14th during that year. Les Whittles, another two-sport athlete back in the early 1950s, batted .476 in the 1951 season and helped the 1952 team reach the NCAA tournament.
The 1952-53 men's basketball team earned the first NCAA berth in program history, finishing with a 29-4 overall record that included victories over Oregon, St. Joseph's, and Boston College on the road. The 1987-88 women's basketball team, the first female team to earn induction into the SU Athletics Hall of Fame, included three NAIA All-Americans as it finished with a 24-4 overall record and was ranked as high as fourth nationally.
The 2011 Seattle University Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony will take place Friday, May 27, at the Campion Tower Ballroom, with a no-host reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and the induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to register for the event by this Friday, May 20, contact Greg Sempadian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-398-4420.