FOREST GROVE — Just 11 years after she graduated from Warrenton High School, DeeDee Arnall is now a member of the Pacific University Athletic Hall of Fame.

The former Warrior great was one of three individuals and three teams voted into the school’s Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday.

Arnall (Pacific Class of 2006), will join the late Dr. Frank Dierickx (baseball, Class of 1941) and Billy Merck (soccer, Class of 1997), along with Pacific men’s tennis teams from 1962, ’63 and ’64 as the newest members of the Boxers’ Hall of Fame.

The school’s 21st Hall of Fame induction class will join more than 100 other individuals and teams on the school’s list of Hall of Famers.

This year’s ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11, at the Taylor-Meade Performing Arts Center on the Pacific University Forest Grove campus.

The ceremony takes place in conjunction with Homecoming activities and admission is free. An invitation-only dinner for inductees and their guests will be held prior to the ceremony.

A press release by Pacific University stated, “Arnall was arguably the best female performer in Pacific history, and is one of only two athletes in school history to be named an All-American in two sports: basketball and track and field.”

A three-time All-Northwest Conference selection in basketball, Arnall was named as a Third Team All-American by in 2006.

She left Pacific as the career record-holder in scoring average (17.8 points per game), free throws made (409) and free throws attempted (597); ranks second on the all-time scoring list (1,571) and seventh on the all-time rebounding list (701). She also set single-season records for free throws made (133) and attempted (179).

Arnall is also second in all-time scoring in Warrenton girls basketball with 1,692 points, behind Brooklyn Campbell’s 1,983.

On the track, Arnall was a four-time All-NWC selection in the javelin, winning the NWC title in 2003, ’04 and ’06.

The Pacific and conference record holder in the event (154 feet, 6 inches), Arnall earned All-America honors in 2004 and 2006 after finishing in the top-three at the NCAA Division III Championships, including a second-place finish in 2006.

Arnall won the Ad Rutschman Award in 2005, honoring the top small college student-athlete in Oregon.

In addition to her athletic achievements, Arnall was named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Women’s Basketball Team in 2005 and 2006 and the Academic All-America Women’s Track & Field Team in 2006.

Arnall is finishing her doctor of osteopathy degree at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, Calif.


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