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Plummer, Hentz honored; Pop Warner to be feted

 
Pop Warner was 1-1-1 in three Rose Bowl appearances as coach. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Stanford outside hitter Kathryn Plummer and libero Morgan Hentz have been selected the Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Offensive and Defensive Players of the week, respectively.

Stanford extended its home winning streak to 21 matches after sweeping No. 5 Penn State and defeating No. 1 Minnesota in four sets as a part of the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge at Maples Pavilion over the weekend.


Morgan Hentz/Stanford Athletics

Kathryn Plummer/ Stanford Athletics
Plummer, a junior from Aliso Viejo, averaged 5.71 kills and 6.60 points per set, while hitting .415. She posted a match-high 15 kills on a .382 attack percentage in the sweep over the Nittany Lions. She followed with a season-high 25 kills (.438) and 10 digs versus the Golden Gophers for her first double-double of the season.

Hentz anchored the Stanford defense, averaging 5.43 digs per set. The junior from Lakeside Park, Ky., also had zero reception errors in 28 attempts. She accumulated 16 digs in the sweep over Penn State and finished with a season-best 22 digs against the top-ranked Gophers. She has recorded double-digit digs in all seven matches this season.

It marks the fourth career weekly honor for Plummer and the second career recognition for Hentz. Stanford has 107 player of the week honors all-time.

No. 2 Stanford plays host to No. 3 Texas on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on Pac-12 Network. The Cardinal will then travel to Austin to face the Longhorns on Friday at 5 p.m. PT on the Longhorn Network.

Football

The Tournament of Roses announced Monday that former Stanford coach Pop Warner will be inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame with the class of 2018.

Warner will be inducted along with Illinois graduate and Chicago Bears founder George Halas, former Arizona State and NFL offensive lineman Randall McDaniel and former Texas and NFL quarterback Vince Young.

Glenn Scobey "Pop" Warner is regarded as one of the most innovative and creative coaches in college football history. A coaching career that spanned nearly 45 years, Warner won a then-record 319 games and four national championships, the first three at Pitt and the final one at Stanford in 1926.

The legendary coach made three appearances in the Rose Bowl Game and compiled a 1-1-1 record. The first time, Warner's Stanford team was defeated by Knute Rockne and the Four Horseman of Notre Dame, 27-10, on Jan. 1, 1925.

Two years later, Warner and Stanford returned to Pasadena for the 1927 Rose Bowl Game and tied Alabama, 7-7, with both schools named national champions. Warner earned his first victory in a Rose Bowl Game in his third try, the following year in 1928, by defeating his former team, Pitt, 7-6.

Jim Plunkett, Frankie Albert, John Ralston, Ted Shipkey, Ernie Nevers and Bob Reynolds are Stanford's previous Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductees.

The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Dec. 31, on the eve of the 105th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual. This year's game will return to the traditional Rose Bowl Game format, with a team from the Big Ten meeting a team from the Pac-12 on Jan. 1.

The Rose Bowl Hall of Fame was established in 1989 to pay tribute to members of the Rose Bowl Game who have contributed to the history and excitement of the game, and those who embody the highest level of passion, strength, tradition and honor associated with The Granddaddy of Them All.

With the addition of this year's class, the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame includes 129 inductees over its 30-year history. Inductees are honored with a permanent plaque that includes their name and year of induction at The Court of Champions at the Rose Bowl Stadium, they are featured during the Rose Parade, and are recognized on the field during the Rose Bowl Game.

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