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Pepperdine University Set to Induct NBA Star Doug Christie Into Its 2009 Hall of Fame Class

Pepperdine University Set to Induct NBA Star Doug Christie Into Its 2009 Hall of Fame Class MALIBU, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA Star/Author and CEO of Christie Sports Management Athletes Training Firm Doug Christie will be inducted into Pepperdine University Hall of Fame on Sunday, October 25, 2009, at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, Calif. A reception will be held at 5 p.m., with dinner and the awards presentation at 6 p.m.

The Pepperdine University Department of Athletics has announced that seven of its all-time greats, Doug Christie, Geoffrey Clark, Bob Ctvrtlik, Katherine Hull, Kelly Jones, John Rettberg and Rod Wilde will all be honored at the ceremony.

"The Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame is enriched each year as they continue to add some of the most distinguished and accomplished student-athletes in the program's history," said Pepperdine Director of Athletics John Watson. "These are seven individuals that are very well deserving of this honor. We look forward to honoring them and recognizing their achievements, both what took place at Pepperdine and in their professional lives."

The Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1980. These seven will join 77 individuals and 12 teams that have already been enshrined.

To be eligible for induction, nominees must have competed, coached for or rendered an extraordinary service to Pepperdine University Athletics. After a list of nominations was gathered, Pepperdine's Hall of Fame Committee made the decision on this year's inductees.

"I'm extremely honored to have been chosen for this years' Pepperdine Hall of fame induction along with such an elite class. My years attending Pepperdine were some of the best of my life, from all of my teammates and their diligence, hard work and support, to Coaches, Tom Asbury, Bob Hawkins, Bob Williams and David Campbell, and all the wonderful staff I am forever grateful," states Doug Christie, on the heels of a stellar 14 year NBA career where Doug played with NBA teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Dallas Mavericks, and Los Angeles Clippers. Christie established himself as a premier perimeter defender. During his seasons with the Sacramento Kings (2000-2005) Christie was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team consecutively, as well as being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team, and was also recognized as one of the league's best all around players. Christie has since co-written a best selling book with his wife Jackie, titled: No Ordinary Love, A True Story of Marriage and Basketball! as well as in 2009 Doug founded Christie Sports Management Athletes Training Firm, his company that trains athletes and NBA players in Mind, Body and Basketball. This induction is a solid testament to the strong foundation Doug received while attending Pepperdine University and carries with him throughout his professional career and beyond.

About Pepperdine: Pepperdine University is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. The University is located on 830 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, California. The University is recognized nationally for its excellent academic programs and enrolls approximately 7,500 full-time and part-time students in its five colleges and schools.

About Doug Christie: Doug Christie Former Pepperdine Wave ... Played three seasons (1989-90 through 1991-92) ... A guard/forward from Seattle, Wash. ... A two-time All-American (1991 and 1992) ... The WCC Player of the Year in both 1991 and 1992 ... MVP of the 1992 WCC Tournament ... A four-time WCC Player of the Week ... As a senior, led team in scoring (19.5), assists (4.8) and steals (2.0) ... As a junior, led team in scoring (19.1), assists (4.8) and steals (2.2) ... As a sophomore, averaged 8.9 points and led the team in assists (4.0) ... Ended his career #13 on Pepperdine's all-time scoring chart with 1,392 points (now #15) ... On career lists, still ranks #3 in assists (395), #3 in steals (168) and #10 in blocked shots (86) ... Team won both the WCC regular season and the WCC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in both 1991 and 1992 ... Selected in the first round (17th overall) of the 1992 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics ... Had a 15-year career in the NBA .

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