Paul Sunderland of Malibu and Chris Marlowe of Santa Monica, who led the U.S. men's volleyball team to a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics, were among those inducted into the U.S. Volleyball Assn. Hall of Fame Sunday at the Hilton hotel in Wichita, Kan.
Sunderland, twice a USVBA All-American, played for Loyola Marymount. Marlowe, who starred in volleyball and basketball at Palisades High School, was an All-American for San Diego State.
Doug Beal, coach of the U.S. Olympic team in 1984, said that Sunderland was "one of the smoothest, most powerful outside hitters to ever play for the U.S.A. Paul's all-around athletic ability gave him tremendous ball control skills, and he was a leading serve receiver for the team during his entire career."
Marlowe played on a host of championship teams, including three times for the USVBA national titlists and another three on Palisades teams that won Los Angeles City volleyball crowns. Marlowe was an alternate setter on the 1984 gold-medalist team until Rod Wilde, who coached Pepperdine to an NCAA championship last week, broke an ankle. Marlowe replaced Wilde and was named team captain.
Four Westside residents were among winners in the 52nd annual Southern California Senior Sectional Tennis Championships at the Universal City Racquet Center.
Singles winners were Ed Kauder of Beverly Hills for men 55, Gordon Davis of Santa Monica for men 45 and Dorothy Cheney of Santa Monica for women 60.
Cheney also won two doubles titles, taking the women's 65 championship with Eleanor Harbula of Sylmar and the "super, super" senior doubles with Dan Walker of South Gate. John Lowman of Beverly Hills was a junior veteran doubles winner with Barbara Mueller of La Jolla.
Three West Los Angeles residents scored holes in one at Los Angeles municipal golf courses--Ray Lopez at Roosevelt, Larry Picard at Penmar and Maurice McKenzie at the Rancho Park nine-hole course.
Mike Bragg, a 6-7, 215-pound sophomore forward who led Santa Monica College to a 20-11 record, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Last season Bragg averaged 10.5 points and seven rebounds a game for SMC Coach John McMullen and was named to the All-Metropolitan Conference first team.
Ken Burmeister, UTSA head coach, said that Bragg "has the mental and physical ability to get the ball in a crowd, is set in the mold of Kurt Rambis of the Lakers and really lets his body do the talking. Getting Mike to UTSA is going to help me sleep a lot better because I know he'll get us tons of rebounds."