SAN FRANCISCO (February 23, 2023) – The Pac-12 Conference announced Thursday the 2023 class to be inducted into the Pac-12 Hall of Honor, the Conference’s most prestigious recognition of the greatest on and off-field contributors to Pac-12 athletics. The 2023 class will be the first ever all-female class inducted into the Hall of Honor in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the passage of Title IX. Receiving the honor for Washington State this year is Washington State Hall of Fame volleyball player Sarah Silvernail.
Formal induction will take place on Friday, March 3 during a private ceremony prior to the semifinals of the 2023 Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. Following induction, the class will be honored during a special halftime ceremony of the day’s first semifinal matchup at Michelob Ultra Arena inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The 2023 class is the 21st all-time to be assembled since the Hall’s creation in 2002, and fifth since it expanded to include Pac-12 alumni from all sponsored sport programs to align with the Conference’s historic, broad-based athletic excellence. The Hall of Honor illustrates the rich history of the Conference of Champions, as the Pac-12 leads all conferences with 546 national titles across 29 sports, over 200 more than the nearest league.
“The Pac-12 is honored to induct this class of legendary athletes, coaches and administrators into the Hall of Honor,” said Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff. “The 12 inductees represented their respective universities at the highest levels of athletic excellence, and we are especially proud to recognize this first-ever all-female class as we continue to honor the historic legacy of Title IX.”
The 2023 Pac-12 Hall of Honor class features another star-studded list of female inductees, including:
Susie Parra (Arizona, softball)
Jackie Johnson-Powell (Arizona State, track & field)
Dr. Luella Lilly (California, administration)
Ceal Barry (Colorado, women’s basketball coach/administration)
Janie Takeda Reed (Oregon, softball)
Dr. Mary Budke (Oregon State, women’s golf)
Jessica Mendoza (Stanford, softball)
Natalie Williams (UCLA, basketball/volleyball)
Barbara Hallquist DeGroot (USC,…
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