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Triton Athletics Hall of Fame

The first University of Guam Triton Athletics Hall of Fame reception was in Spring 2017, held in conjunction with a UOG Men’s Basketball game. Five former UOG athletes were honored with admission to the first class of the UOG Triton Athletics Hall of Fame. The second Hall of Fame class was inducted on Oct. 28, 2018.

The event is hosted annually by the Triton Athletics Department and will hopefully become a banquet in future years and be part of a Homecoming Event for the University.

The University of Guam Athletics Department recently held its first Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Reception at the UOG Calvo Field House. 

Honored were six former athletes and coaches from years past who embody the Triton spirit and continue to perpetuate the University’s legacy. 

Susan Lupola, who played basketball at the University of Guam, said that over the years, she’s seen a lot of growth in both the facilities and programs in the Athletics department. Being a former student athlete, she’s excited for all that’s to come for the next generation of Tritons. 

“Sports has always been a part of my life,” she said. “Just having the program available for all of the athletes was a wonderful opportunity. I’m so glad to see that UOG Athletics has been revived. The accomplishments that these current teams are having right now are music to my ears.” 

UOG Athletics Director Doug Palmer said that has has previously established Halls of Fame at other universities. The unique aspect of creating a Hall of Fame on Guam is the diversity of sports to choose from and the overwhelming history and knowledge shared by the community. 

“This is a very special moment because it is the first class,” Palmer said. “All of you definitely deserve to be in the Hall of Fame. The great thing about UOG is that is has a rich history of athletics. You’ve got to have a history. If you don’t, you really don’t have anything.”

Hall of Fame 2018

James Whippy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Whippy
Men's Soccer Coach, 1990-1993

Accomplishments

  • 1990-1993: Coached the UOG Men's Soccer Team to four consecutive Guam Football Association Championships
  • Men's soccer commissioner on Guam for many years
  • Manager for the Guam National Men's Soccer Team
  • Coached the George Washington High School Boys Soccer Team for many years
  • Has a scholarship in his honor through the UOG Endowment Foundation, set up by his wife, Helen Whippy, who was the former senior vice president at UOG

 

David Nelson

David Nelson
Baseball, 1979

Accomplishments

  • 1976: Most Valuable Player, Whitworth College
  • 1979: Most Valuable Player, UOG Baseball Team
  • 1979: Assistant coach and player
  • 1993-2014: Guam Masters League All Stars
  • 1978-1989: Guam Major League Baseball player
  • 1979-1989: Guam Major League Baseball All-Stars
  • 1983-1984: Athletics Director, Guam Community College
  • Assistant Coach, Guam Community College Major League Team
  • 1986-1989, Guam All-Star International Baseball Team player
  • Ancient Order of the Chamorro Award
  • 1996-1998: Instructor, Guam Parent-Child Baseball Program
  • 1983-1989: Guam Chapter Director, National Youth Sports Coaching Association
  • Player/Coach, Pioneer COMNAVMAR Guam Major League Team
  • Member, Guam Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

 

Lawrence Johnson

Lawrence Johnson
Football, 1974-1978
Running Back

Accomplishments

  • Member of the 1975 (9-1) and 1977 (10-0) Guam Varsity League Championship Teams at UOG
  • 1977: Offensive Player of the Year with 172 carries for 1,162 yards and 14 touchdowns. One of the first players on island to rush for 1,000 yards.
  • UOG's all-time leading rusher
  • Two-time First Team All-Star, Guam Varsity League
  • Played one year for the Andersen Bombers

 

Tony Thompson

Tony Thompson
Basketball Coach

Accomplishments

  • 1991: Became recreation supervisor at the UOG Field House
  • Coached the UOG Women's Basketball Team
  • Assisted with the UOG Men's Basketball Team
  • Helped restart UOG Men's Basketball in Spring 2016
  • Co-creator of the UOG Adventure Sports Camp
  • President of Guam Basketball Confederation
  • Coached the Father Duenas Memorial School basketball teams for many years
  • Appointed as vice principal of Father Duenas Memorial School
  • Appointed principal at Father Duenas Memorial School
  • Coached Guam Men's National Basketball Team at the South Pacific Games, Mini-Micronesian Gmaes
  • Served on the Board of the Guam National Olympic Committee
  • Coached Guam Youth National Basketball at 5th Annual Oceanic Youth Championship, earning a bronze medal
  • Coached Guam National Men's Basketball Team at three consecutive South Pacific Games, earning three silver medals
  • Coached U18 Boys National Team in Inaugural 3x3 World Championships in Rimini, Itlay
  • Coached Academy of Our Lady Girls Basketball Team

 

Susy Rechebong

Susy Rechebong
Women's Basketball
1994 Bachelor's of Education in Physical Education, UOG

Accomplishments

  • 1991: Played women's basketball for UOG in the World Student Games in Sheffield, England
  • 1991: South Pacific Games - Papua New Guinea
  • 1995: South Pacific Games - Tahiti
  • 1999: Oceanic Games - Tahiti
  • Middle school coach for girls basketball, track and field, boys basketball, girls volleyball, co-ed soccer, co-ed futsal, and badminton
  • LVSSA SSUSA World Masters Championship in women's softball - Silver Medal, Women's 40 Team, SOTTA
  • 2008: Big Sur Half Marathon
  • 2009: Napa, Calif. Marathon
  • 1997-2009: Various recreation teams - softball, volleyball, soccer

 

Joe Taitano

Joe Taitano
Men's Basketball
Starting Point Guard

Accomplishments

  • Coached the UOG Men's Varsity Basketball International Friendship Tournament
  • Coached the Guam National Women's Basketball Team to a bronze medal at the Oceania Games, bronze medal at the Micronesian Games, and two championships at the March Madness Basketball Tournament on Andersen Air Force Base
  • Coached the Guam National Track and Field Team for the 1988 Olympics in Seoul and the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
  • Coached at the World Track and Field Championships in Moscow in 2017 and Berlin in 2015
  • Coached John F. Kennedy High School to 69 combined championships in basketball, cross country, and track
  • Coached George Washington High School to 5 combined championships in cross country and track and field
  • Coached Guam High School to 9 combined championships in cross country and track and field
  • Delegate for Guam Track & Field at seven World Track & Field Championships
  • Played basketball at Adams State University as starting point guard
  • Played basketball for the Guam National Team at five Pacific Games - 1971 (fourth), 1975 (gold), 1979 (gold), 1983 (silver), and 1987 (bronze)
  • Former National Record Holder for Guam Marathon
  • Played basketball at John F. Kennedy High School

 

Susie Borden

Susie Borden
Women's Basketball, 1988-early 1990s

Accomplishments

  • 1977: John F. Kennedy High School Scholar-Athlete
  • 1977: AAU Junior Olympics Volleyball Championship - Hawaii
  • 1977-1981: University of Santo Tomas (Manila) Scholarship Student. Played basketball, volleyball, and softball. Most Valuable Player for softball in 1981.
  • 1981: Guam All-Island Co-Ed Softball All-Star Team
  • 1987: Played women's basketball at South Pacific Games (New Caledonia)
  • 1990: Played women's basketball in the Friendship Games (Philippines)
  • 1997-2012: Played Guam Women's Master's Basketball, going to the Annual World Basketball Masters Competition in Australia and the Pan Pacific Games in Australia
  • 1989: Oceanic Games - Tahiti, officer, Guam Basketball Confederation and head delegate
  • 1993: Assistant softball coach at John F. Kennedy High School
  • 1997-2012: Vice president of Guam Women's Master's Basketball Organization
  • 2012: Sports Legends of Micronesia
  • 2012: Guam Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Award
  • Women's Masters Basketball - Outstanding Masters Project

 

David Zimms

David Zimms
Baseball, 1980-1987
1975 Master of Education, UOG

Accomplishments

  • 1974: Played for UOG in first Guam Major League Season
  • 1980: Won championship against the MVP Aces playing for UOG
  • 1982-1987: Won two championships with UOG over AK Islanders and Exxon Tigers
  • May 12, 1987: UOG Tritons and Pepsi Giants game set attendance record of 4,397
  • 1987: Set series record of 17,270 for UOG Tritons and Pepsi Giants in Major League Championship
  • Played for the Guam National Baseball Team and defeated China, Australia, and India
  • 1987: All-Tournament Team in Japan
  • 1989: All-Tournament Team in South Korea
  • Travelled to the Philippines, South Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Australia, and Hong Kong as a member of the Guam National Team and UOG Tritons
  • Coached Guam Greyhounds, Moylan ODC, and IT&E Braves
  • Team manager for Guam National Team for 2010 Micronesian Games
  • Played for Continental Golden Jets Team in Guam Major League
  • 1988-2001: Baseball Federation of Asia Far East Tournaments

 

Art Rabon

Art Rabon
Football
Fullback and Defensive Lineman

Accomplishments

  • Voted Toughest Football Player of All Time on Guam
  • 2010: Voted the 3rd Best Football Player of All Time in Guam
  • 2012: Named to the Sports Legends of Micronesia
  • Played 6-7 seasons for the UOG Triton Football Team
  • Played on UOG Championship Teams in 1975 (9-1) and 1977 (10-0)
  • Named as All-Island Selections on offense and defense as fullback and defensive lineman
  • 1976: Led the Varsity Football League in scoring with 70 points
  • 1977: Tied Lawrence Johnson for scoring lead in the Varsity Football League with 84 points

 

Hall of Fame 2017


University of Guam
John Borden

Football, 1974-1978
BAE, Secondary Education

Accomplishments

  • 1975-78: Four Time All-Island Wide Receiver
  • 1975-79: All-Time Leader in Catches, Yardage and Touchdowns
  • 1975 & 1978: Two Time Football League Champions
  • 1980: University of Guam Retired His Jersey #83
  • 1990: Featured on the Cover of HAFA (local magazine)
  • 2011: Voted #7 of Top Football Players of All-Time on Guam
  • 2012: Sports Legends of Micronesia

 

University of Guam

Ronald Camacho
Football, 1974-1979
Middle Guard (Defense), Offensive Guard, Offensive Tackle

Accomplishments

  • 1976: League MVP for Defense-Middle Guard
  • 1976: MVP, UOG Tritons-Middle Guard
  • 1976: All-Island First Team-Middle Guard
  • 1977: All-Island First Team-Middle Guard
  • 1978: All-Island Second Team-Offensive Guard
  • 1978: All-Island Second Team-Offensive Tackle
  • 1979: All-Island First Team-Offensive Guard

 


University of Guam
Tommy Morrison

Baseball, 1994-1998
B.S. in Political Science

Accomplishments

  • 1993: Far East Games, Gold Medal Basketball Player, Center
  • Guam National Basketball Team
    South Pacific Games-Gold Medal
    Oceania Games-Silver Medal
    Micronesian Games
    Mini-South Pacific Games-Gold Medal
  • Guam Major League Baseball
    Continental Jets-Pitcher
    UOG Triton Baseball-Pitcher
    Pepsi Giants-Pitcher
  • Guam Miller Football League
    Pepsi Giants-Quarterback

 


University of Guam
Susan Rechebong Lupola

Women’s Basketball, 1988-1994

Accomplishments

  • Member of the UOG Women’s Basketball Team- Early 1990s
  • 1991:World Student Games-Sheffield, England
  • Guam National Team
    1991: South Pacific Games, Papua New Guinea
    1994: Micronesian Games-Guam
    1995: South Pacific Games-Tahiti
    1999: Oceania Games-Tahiti
    2003: South Pacific Games-Fiji
  • Guam World Masters Games
    2009: Women’s Soccer, Australia
    2011: Women’s Basketball
    2015-17: Women’s Softball
  • Basketball Official- Mariana’s Sport Official Association, Guam Basketball Confederation of Officials, IIAABO Certified Official, FIBA Certified Official, 1998, Micronesian Games
  • Basketball Coach-2005, Mini South Pacific Games, Guam, Youth Basketball Association, FIBA Certified Coach, Yigo Jokers Club

 


University of Guam
Hauhouot Diambra-Odi

Men’s Soccer Coach, 1995-1998


Accomplishments

  • Played for UOG in Early 1990s
  • Coached/Played for UOG Men’s Soccer Team 1995-98
  • Coached Best Goalkeeper in League
  • Coached Top Scorer in League
  • 2000-2003: Coached Youth Soccer-Dededo Soccer Club
  • 2001: Coached St. John’s Middle School
  • 2002: World Masters Games Player-Melbourne, Australia
  • 2005: World Masters Games, Player-Edmonton, Canada
  • Picked Up Asian Football Confederation B&C License
  • Coached No Ka Oi Soccer Club
  • Played for club teams: ITE, Mobil Guam and No Ka Oi

 


University of Guam
Theresa P. Sison

Women’s Basketball, 1988, 2001-2004

Accomplishments

  • 1982: Far East Championships-Okinawa Sportsmanship Team and All-Star Team
  • 1983: Far East Championships-Gold Medal, All-Star Team, Best Offensive Player
  • 1983: Softball/Basketball Award-Double Sport-G.A.B.U.
  • 1984: Far East Championships-Kadena Air Base-All-Star
  • 1989: Oceanic Games-Basketball-Tahiti
  • 1990: Micronesian Games-Track and Field-3 Gold Medals, 1 Silver, 3 Bronze
  • 1991: Mini South Pacific Games-Basketball-American Samoa
  • 1998: Micronesian Games-Basketball-Silver Medal
  • 2000: Masters of the Millennia-Governor of Guam/Legislature
  • 2001: University Games, Basketball-Taiwan
  • South Pacific Games-Basketball-1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003-Bronze Medal in 1999
  • Other International Competition: Basketball-2004, Micronesia All-Around Tournament, Site Guam; Basketball-2009, Women’s Masters Basketball Tournament-Site: Guam; Basketball-2010, Pan Pacific Games-Site: Gold Coast, Australia
  • Also a coach, referee, administrator for various associations to include FIBA, Guam Basketball Association, Special Olympics, Military leagues, High School, Relay for Life, Summer Basketball Leagues, etc.