Asst. Volleyball Coach Selected to Pepperdine University Athletic Hall of FamePosted by Janae Melvin on October 15, 2015 in Braves, Ottawa, Sorensen, Volleyball Assistant men’s and women’s volleyball coach Tom Sorensen has been selected to Pepperdine University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Sorensen, who joined the Braves in December 2014, will be recognized during a ceremony on October 18.
Sorensen’s background in volleyball is extensive and he’s enjoyed success at every level, including at the national level as a member of Team USA. He competed in the 1996 Olympics held in Atlanta, GA., and the team would eventually finish in ninth place. He was an alternate on the 2000 Olympic team and played for the U.S. National Team in 1991 and from 1993-2000. Sorensen was named the 1997 United States Olympic Committee’s Volleyball Player of the Year.
During his time at Pepperdine, he led the Waves to the 1992 NCAA National Championship and was named to the 1992 NCAA All-Tournament Team. He is ranked in the top 10 all-time at Pepperdine in kills, kills per set, total kill attempts, service aces, service aces per set, solo blocks, block assists, total blocks, blocks per set, points and points per set. He was named National Freshman of the Year in 1990.
Here at OU, he’s excited about the opportunity to build the men’s program while helping continue the success the women’s program has enjoyed in recent years.
“My goal is to compete for a conference championship and also compete for nationals on a year-in and year-out basis.”