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2023 Pac-12 Hall of Honor Inductee: Barbara Hallquist Degroot

Women's Tennis
Mar 2, 2023
One of the USC women’s tennis program’s most decorated alumni, Barbara Hallquist DeGroot was the first woman to receive a full athletic scholarship at USC after the passage of Title IX. Hallquist DeGroot was a four-time All-American during her time at USC, leading the Trojans to four national team championships while capturing back-to-back singles titles in 1976 and 1977. She turned pro after college and ultimately competed in all four Grand Slam events, reaching the quarterfinals in singles at the U.S. Open in 1980. She served as an assistant coach at USC from 1985-88, helping guide the women’s tennis team to an NCAA title in 1985. Hallquist DeGroot was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women’s Collegiate Hall of Fame in 2010 and the USC Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.