Anna Maria Lopez Inducted Into Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame
Aug. 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- Former USC women's volleyball player Anna Maria Lopez (1978-81) will be inducted next month into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. The Portland, Ore., native was a member of USC's 1980 and 1981 national championship squads, earning All-WCAA second team honors during her 1980 campaign.
She was a two-sport athlete at Troy as she also played on the women's basketball team. She earned the David X. Marks Scholar-Athlete Award as well as the CALIB Women's Collegiate Athlete of the Year.
Lopez competed for the United States at the 1980 World University Games in Romania and later played professionally in Major League Volleyball. She began teaching at her high school alma mater of St. Mary's Academy in Portland in 1985 and later named athletic director in 1991 where she continues her role to this day.
She is in the USC program's top 10 all-time list for individual solo blocks in a match (tied for second with seven against Cal State Fullerton, 10/6/80 and tied for fifth with six vs. Cal Poly, 10/30/81). She is tied for third for individual block assists (17), set against Long Beach State on Oct. 14, 1979. Her 43 solo blocks in 1981 place her in a tie for third on USC's all-time list.