Press Release


Los Angeles, Calif. | Mar 8, 2012

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Bank of the West to host Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor induction ceremony

College greats will be honored by the Pac-12 for their athletic achievements

Bank of the West is hosting the March 10  ceremony honoring 11 former student athletes and one former coach who are being inducted into the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor.

"It's a great pleasure to be connected with an organization such as the Pac-12 that promotes the tradition of academic excellence and strong athletic performance," said Bank of the West Senior Executive Vice President Andy Harmening of the upcoming event. "Their culture of high performance is certainly one that resonates with us at Bank of the West, and we look forward to a partnership with the Pac-12 where we can support the programs that benefit generations of student athletes and Pac-12 fans."

This is the second year that Bank of the West is hosting the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor taking place at L.A. Live. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott will provide welcoming remarks for the program.

The individuals being inducted are:

  • Richard Jefferson, Arizona
    (1999 - 2001)
  • Kurt Nimphius, Arizona State
    (1977 - 1980)
  • Lamond Murray, California
    (1992 - 1994)
  • Burdette Haldorson, Colorado
    (1952 - 1955)
  • Jim Barnett, Oregon
    (1964 - 1966)
  • A.C. Green, Oregon State
    (1982 - 1985)
  • George Selleck, Stanford
    (1954 - 1956)
  • Ed O'Bannon, UCLA
    (1992 - 1995)
  • Sam Barry, USC
    (1930 - 1941, 1946 - 1950)
  • Arnie Ferrin, Utah
    (1944, 1945, 1947, 1948)
  • George Irvine, Washington
    (1968 - 1970)
  • Steve Puidokas, Washington State
    (1973 - 1977)

The University of Colorado and the University of Utah officially became the 11th and 12th members of the Conference July 1, 2011, the first additions to the league since 1978. During the 33 years between expansions, Conference teams claimed 258 NCAA titles, including 130 women's and 128 men's. Currently, the Pac-12 sponsors 11 men's sports and 11 women's sports. The Pac-12 Conference offices are located 25 miles east of San Francisco in Walnut Creek, California.

About Bank of the West
Founded in 1874, $62.4 billion-asset Bank of the West (www.bankofthewest.com), member FDIC and equal housing lender, offers a full range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services. The bank operates more than 700 retail and commercial banking locations in 19 Western and Midwestern states. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, one of the world's largest and best rated banks* with nearly 200,000 employees in 80 countries.
*Rated AA- by Standard & Poor's as of October 14, 2011.

Media Contact: Lily Ruiz
Bank of the West Corporate Communications
Office: (415) 765-4850
lily.ruiz@bankofthewest.com

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