Pacific Athletics Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony Set For April 24, 2010
Five individuals and one team will be inducted into the University of the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame in annual induction ceremonies on April 24, 2010.
Established in 1982, the Hall of Fame welcomes Aaron Bengoechea (Golf), Mike Ennis (Water Polo), Kirk Harmon (Football), Addie Hauschild (Volleyball) and Adam Jacobsen (Basketball) along with the 1989 field hockey team. With the 2009-10 class, the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame will have honored 219 individuals and 21 teams in its 27-year history.
As part of this special evening, the 2009-10 Pacific Tigers Student-Athletes of the Year Awards will also be presented. This evening of celebration and recognition provides a unique opportunity for connecting Pacific's heritage of outstanding athletic alumni and Hall of Famers with the current generation of exceptional student-athletes.
Induction ceremonies and the annual awards banquet will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at the Alex G. Spanos Center on the Pacific campus. A social hour begins at 6:00 p.m., with dinner and the induction program beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available by contacting the Pacific Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at (209) 946-3945.
All previous inductees to the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame are encouraged to attend and wear their Hall of Fame medallions to this year's event.
Following are brief biographical sketches of the 2009-10 Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame inductees.
Aaron Bengoechea, Men's Golf, 1985-90
Aaron Bengoechea was an outstanding golfer for Pacific from 1985 to 1990. His first year on the team during the 1985-86 golf season brought instant success. He was awarded Second Team All-Conference in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association and was invited to play at the NCAA Men's Golf Championships, held at Bermuda Run CC in North Carolina, shooting a 232 during the three day event.
In 1986-87, Aaron began to make a major impact for the Tiger golf team. He earned First Team All-Conference honors in the PCAA and finished second at the PCAA Championship, shooting 210 over three days. He again was invited to participate in the NCAA Championships, where he finished 159th by shooting 237 over the three rounds.
During the 1987-88 season, Aaron continued to improve and become a driving force on the Tigers' golf team. He finished with a career-best 73.4 scoring average, which ranks 11th on Pacific's single season list. He also led the Tigers to a round of 280 at the Pacific Invitational, which is tied for the fifth lowest round in school history. He won his first college tournament by winning the Stanford Pepsi Invitational with a final score of 216. He participated in his third straight NCAA Golf Championship and finished 124th with a score of 152 over two days. His excellent play earned him First Team and PCAA Player of the Year honors. The crowning achievement on the year was Aaron earning All-America honors.
His final season during the 1988-89 year brought out the best in Bengoechea. He finished the year with a 73.7 scoring average, which ranks 18th on Pacific's all-time scoring average list. Aaron put on exclamation point on his college career when he won his second tournament at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational. He shot 202 during the three day event which stands as the lowest individual tournament score in Pacific golf history. His rounds of 66 and 67 rank tied for 8th and 16th on the Tigers' lowest individual rounds list. His outstanding season earned him a trip to the NCAA Golf Regional held at Oak Tree CC in Edmond, Okla. He earned runner up honors by shooting a 209 during the three days of the tournament. He again was awarded with First Team All-PCAA and Conference Player of the Year honors. In addition to his vast college accolades, Bengoechea also participated in the National Amateur Championships from 1986 to 1989.
After having graduated from Pacific with his bachelor's degree in communications in 1990, Aaron turned professional, joining the PGA Tour in 2000. During the 2000 PGA Tour season, he had 29 starts and made seven cuts. His top finish was a tie for 36th in the Michelob Championship at Kingsmill in Williamsburg, VA. He also tied for 41st at the Buick Invitational, tying Tour notables Stephan Ames and Mark O'Meara. He was a 10 time winner in Mini Tour Events and has competed in various tournaments nationwide and in Canada.
Aaron currently resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Kristin, and their three children: Sophie, Ethan and Chloe. Aaron is a Marketing Representative and Manager for Presidio Title. Aaron is an active committee member for the HeatWave Annual Charity Golf Tournament, which provides a safe home for boys and girls, newborn to age seventeen.
Mike Ennis, Men's Water Polo, 1980-83
Mike Ennis was an accomplished water polo goalie for the Pacific Tigers. Mike is being inducted not only for his physical abilities, but also his aptitude as a team leader.
Mike was a solid performer for the Pacific's Men's Water Polo team during his four year career. As a freshman in 1980, Ennis was selected to the PCAA All-Conference Team for his performance in the net. He continued his steady performance the following season, earning NCAA Honorable Mention All-American and being voted as Pacific's Most Inspirational Player. In 1982, Ennis was voted as a team captain for the season and that year he was again selected as a NCAA Honorable Mention All-American and member of the PCAA All-Conference Team for the second straight year. He was also chosen as an Academic All-American. In his final season, Ennis again was voted a team captain and took home the Pacific MVP Award. Ennis finished his career as Pacific's all-time career saves leader with 754 saves over his four year career. Ennis not only excelled in the pool, but in the classroom as well. He was named as a University of the Pacific Scholar Athlete seven of his eight semesters.
Ennis has enjoyed a very successful career playing water polo after his time at Pacific. In 2002, Ennis helped his team win the silver medal at the FINA World Masters Championships. In 2003, he led the squad to the gold medal in the US Masters National Championship. In 2004, he again won silver at the FINA World Masters. Ennis had a banner year in 2006. First, his team won the US Masters National Championships in which he was named MVP in the 40+ age group. Then, he won the FINA World Masters Championship with the Olympic Club. In 2007, he again was a member of the winning team at the US Masters National Championship. In 2008, he helped his team win the US Masters National Championship in two different age groups, while again capturing silver at the World Masters.
Mike now resides in Alamo, California, with his wife, Cindy, and their three children: Kyle (17), Emily (16) and Laura (13). He is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist for Kaiser Permanente in San Jose and Walnut Creek.
Kirk Harmon, Football, 1979-81
Kirk Harmon was a standout inside linebacker for the Pacific Football program. His blend of size, speed and strength led to one of the most prolific careers for a linebacker in the program's history. His accomplishments have earned him induction into the Pacific Athletics Hall of Fame.
Kirk arrived at Pacific in 1979 by way of Glendale Junior College, where he was named a Junior College All-American. He redshirted his first season at Pacific, learning the defense by watching two standout senior linebackers.
In 1980, he was voted as Conference Player of the Week for his efforts in a 25-14 loss to the University of Hawaii. He finished the season as the team leader in tackles and tied for the team lead in interceptions. For his contributions on the field during this breakout season, Harmon was selected by the Associated Press as an Honorable Mention All-American at inside linebacker. He was also selected as First Team All-Conference by the PCAA. The Tigers honored Harmon with the Harry E. Kane Sr. Outstanding Defensive Player Award and the Tully C. Knoles Iron Man Award for the most minutes played.
During the 1981 season, Kirk blasted his opponents for a staggering 220 total tackles on the season, a Pacific record. He averaged a whopping 20 tackles per game, which included a record setting 33 tackle performance on September 19th in a 34-0 loss to the University of Oregon. He culminated his career by being named PCAA Player of the Week in his final game as a Tiger in a 23-17 win over the University of Hawaii. Kirk was again selected as an Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press and also earned Honorable Mention All-American honors from the Football Writers Association and the Sporting News. Harmon earned his second consecutive selection as First Team All-Conference, and was a runner up in the PCAA's Defensive Player of the Year voting. The Tigers recognized Harmon with the Douglas S. Vieria Most Valuable Player Award and the Captain's Award.
After his time at Pacific, Kirk was selected to play in the Olympia Gold Bowl College All-Star Game in 1982. That same year, Harmon was drafted in the 8th Round of the 1982 NFL Draft. Shortly afterwards, Harmon went on to become an assistant football coach at Pacific and then Cal State Fullerton.
Kirk now resides in Ladera Ranch, California, with his wife, Kristen, and daughter Elle (3), where he is the National Sales Director for NovaQuest, a pharmaceutical investment firm.
Addie Hauschild, Women's Volleyball, 1994-97
Addie Hauschild, a 1998 Pacific graduate, was a consistent contributor to the Tigers volleyball success throughout her four seasons. Before she even stepped on to campus, she had a lot of expectations as a U.S. Junior Olympian and Volleyball Magazine Top 25 recruit in her senior year of high school. As a freshman, she made an immediate impact, ranking in the team's top four in kills, digs and blocks for the season. For her efforts, she earned Volleyball Magazine Freshman All-America and Big West Conference Freshman of the Year honors. She was also selected to the All-Northwest Region and All-Big West Conference Second Teams.
After returning from off-season back surgery, she led the team in block assists and total blocks while tying for the lead in digs her sophomore season. In her first game back from surgery, she recorded 10 blocks against California. For her season-long performance she was named All-Big West Conference Second Team.
In her junior year, she proved to be one of the nation's most dominating players during the second half of the season. Over her last five matches she swatted 76 kills, hit .412, and had 33 blocks. Her .468 hitting percentage in the Big West Tournament was the third best in the competition's history at the time. She was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-District VII First Team and All-Big West Conference First Team. Addie stepped up in big game situations, serving 23 of the Tigers' 52 points in the NCAA Second Round Match against Arizona and collecting 19 kills against BYU later in the tournament. Due to her dominance in the postseason, she was named to the NCAA All-Mountain Region squad.
As a senior, Addie led the Tigers to their 20th consecutive 20-win season (23-9) and its 17th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Her all-around leadership ability was proven as she was first on the team in hitting percentage, aces, digs, solo blocks and total blocks. She posted a career high 13 blocks in her match against Nebraska, which still ranks seventh in single match records. The highlight of the season came when she piloted the Tigers to the Bankers Classic championship with a five-game victory over #6 Florida. In her two matches, Addie tallied 37 kills, 35 digs, and 14 blocks, earning her Most Valuable Player honors at the prestigious tournament. For the season, she was named to her second consecutive All-Big West First Team.
Addie finished her Tiger volleyball career with 955 kills, a .304 hitting average, 116 aces, 1,003 digs, and 505 total blocks. In the career record books, she currently sits at ninth in hitting percentage, fourth in block assists (435), and sixth in total blocks and blocks per game (1.2). After graduating from Pacific with her bachelor's degree in Sports Science, Addie joined the US National Team, played professionally with the Minnesota Chill, and was the USPVL Libero of the Year in 2001. Addie then began her coaching career as the head coach for Colorado Springs School (2003-04). Then in 2005, she became the assistant coach for the Golden Bear Volleyball Club and a training coach at the National Team Open Tryouts in Colorado Springs. She currently resides in Sacramento, California, and is the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UC Davis Women's Volleyball.
Adam Jacobsen, Men's Basketball, 1993-98
Adam Jacobsen is being inducted for his accomplishments on the hardwood for the Tigers. Adam was a versatile playmaker for the Tigers as a dynamic scorer and a solid defender.
Adam immediately made an impact for the Tigers as a freshman, shooting a percentage of .378 from the 3-point line, which was sixth best in the Big West that year. His 2.4 3-point FG per game was good enough for the team lead and fifth best in the Big West. His 59 3-point FGs made set a Pacific freshman record for 3-pointers in a single season. His sharp shooting earned him Big West All-Freshman honors.
Adam's second season saw improvements in every statistical category. He was one of only three players to start every game during the 1994-95 season and the only player on the team to log over 1,000 minutes of court time. That year, he led the team in steals and assists, recording 52 and 126 respectively. His scoring numbers improved dramatically when he finished second on the team in scoring average with 16.7 points per game. Jacobsen remained deadly from downtown, by netting a team high 95 3-point FGs on a school record 240 attempts for a .396 3-point percentage. His 3.52 3-pointers per game finished eighth in the country. His performance earned him All-Big West Conference Second Team honors.
In his third year at Pacific in 1995-96, Jacobsen and Vic Trierweiler were the only two Tigers to start every game. He averaged 14.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4 assists per game as a junior. Adam scored a then-career high 28 points in Pacific's win at UNLV, tying his own school record with eight three pointers against the Rebels. He earned Big West Conference Player of the Week honors for the first time on February 26. Jacobsen earned All-Big West Conference Second Team honors for the second straight year.
Jacobsen had a season ending knee injury during the second game of his fourth season and redshirted that year. During the 1997-98 season, Jacobsen played an astounding 1,136 minutes, averaging 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. He had a career high of 31 points against Fresno State on December 13th. He made 74 3-point FGs during the season cementing his position at the top of the Tigers' career 3-pointers list. Jacobsen finished his career as the three-point leader at both Pacific and in the Big West Conference with 311 three-pointers made. He is also Pacific's career assists leader (436) and second on the career steals list (160). With 1,513 career points, he is in sixth place on the career scoring list at Pacific, averaging 12.6 points per game over 120 games.
Jacobsen was an assistant coach for the Tigers for two seasons from 1999 to 2001. After leaving the Tigers following the 2000-01 season, he spent the next two years as head coach at his alma mater, Crescenta Valley High School in La Crescenta, Calif. He led his teams to records of 20-8 and 19-8 in two seasons, qualifying for the CIF playoffs both years and was named All-Area Coach of the Year by the Glendale News Press after the 2002-03 season. Jacobsen returned to Pacific for the 2003-04 season and is now entering his eighth year as an assistant coach for the Tigers.
Adam resides in Stockton, CA, with his wife, DeAnn, and their two children: Presley (4) and Ava (2).
1989 Field Hockey Team
The 1989 Pacific Field Hockey squad is being honored for becoming Pacific's first Field Hockey team to win the NorPac Conference and advance to the NCAA Championships.
The Field Hockey team had an impressive year on the field in 1989. They put together a 9-6-1 record, including going 4-2 in the NorPac Conference. They started the season by going 3-3 in their first 6 games, but then they finished very strong by compiling a 6-2-1 record over the final 9 games. During the season, the Field Hockey team got the best of their California rivals, by going 3-0-1 against Stanford, 2-1 against the University of California and 3-1 against Chico State. Their Cinderella season came to a close in the first round of the 1989 Women's Field Hockey Championships when they fell by a score of 3-1 to a very good Providence College team that had a 20-2 record that year.
The 1989 Field Hockey team was a very young squad that consisted of eight freshmen, three sophomores, five juniors, and a lone senior. Angela Teran, freshman goalkeeper, had 111 saves while facing 288 shots to go along with three shutouts. Junior defender Wendy Crain had eleven saves and one assist. Junior forward Nita Bruner led the team with eight goals, freshman forward Phyllis Hauser tallied five goals and sophomore forward Melissa McNutt added four goals as well.
The 1989 squad also had numerous honors and awards for their athletic achievements. Head Coach Carla Konet was named as the Conference Coach of the Year. Nita Bruner, Tina Royce, and Wendy Crain were recognized on the College Field Hockey Coaches Association All-West Region Team and also received All-NorPac Conference honors. Junior Sweeper Wendy Crain was named the NorPac Conference Player of the Year and was also selected as an Honorable Mention All American.