2002 Seawolf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Former basketball All-American Jesse Jackson makes his acceptance speech during 2002 induction ceremonies. An undersized shooting guard, Jackson still holds the school record for points in a game (43), career scoring average (27.1) and points in a season (813). UAA went 45-17 in Jackson's two seasons, making the NCAA Tournament both times.
Brush Christiansen led the Seawolves to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances in the early 1990s and was instrumental in UAA's acceptance into the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Today his honorary No. 79 hangs from the Sullivan Arena rafters as the program's only retired number.
Britta Kjellstrand began her college career in 1979 by becoming UAA's first individual national champion in any sport, winning the gold medal at the AIAW national meet. The Hedemora, Sweden, native is now a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles County.
Doug Quist, a former teammate of 2002 inductee Jon Pauole, makes an acceptance speech on his friend's behalf. Pauole was a 14-time All-America swimmer for UAA from 1989-92 and is now a world-class triathlete. He was unable to attend the induction ceremony due to a conflict with the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii.
Former Seawolf and NHL skater Mike Peluso (right) jokes with current Seawolf head coach John Hill during his induction speech. Peluso skated in 520 NHL games, including Stanley Cups with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1992 and the New Jersey Devils in 1995.
The 2002 Seawolf Hall of Fame class awaits the unveiling of its plaques during the conclusion of the Oct. 20 ceremonies.
Britta Kjellstrand receives a congratulatory handshake from UAA athletic director Steve Cobb. Kjellstrand was a five-time All-America nordic skier for the Seawolves from 1979-82.
UAA athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb welcomes the honorees and their families to the 2002 Seawolves Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. Four former student-athletes and one coach comprised the hall's second class.