Seawolf Hall of Fame Induction Day Images - Oct. 14, 2001

Former gymnast Teri Frankie-Lavallee makes her acceptance speech. A member of the first UAA gymnastics squad, Lavalle was an All-American and became the only Seawolf in any sport to win the UAA Athlete of the Year Award twice.

Dennis Sorenson capped a brilliant four-year career at UAA in 1984 by being named First Team All-American. Part of UAA's first hockey team that played an all-college schedule beginning in 1980, Sorenson finished his career the holder of numerous Seawolf hockey records - including most career points (197).

Dr. Lee Piccard was instrumental in expanding a fledgling athletic program with only three sports (men's basketball, rifle and cross country skiing) and relatively no facilities to include women's basketball.Over the next couple of years, he continued to champion athletics, spearheading the addition of full-time positions as well as the funds to finish the interior facilities of the Sports Center.

A two-time All-Conference selection and an All-Region selection in 1990, Tracy Zink led UAA to back-to-back NCAA Championship appearances in 1989 and 1990. Selected team MVP in 1990, she was a two-time UAA Athlete of the Year finalist.Zink established numerous team records and still is the Seawolf record holder for most assists season (1,522) and career (3,791).

A three-time conference Player of the Year and four-time team MVP, Robin Graul still holds UAA career records for points (2,237), scoring average (20.2), steals (329) and games started (111).


Judy Besh and her daughters Leah (left) and Kendra accept the Seawolf Hall of Fame honor for their husband and father, Tom, the first UAA ski coach. Besh, who started the ski program from scratch in 1977 and served in the position until 1990, was tragically killed in a 1993 plane crash.

The first class of inductees forms a receiving line in front of the newly constructed display case in the Sports Center.