The System

Paul Westhead’s strategy was so unusual that it merited its own name, The System. Here’s a breakdown of one of its foundational plays.


Hank Gathers was a rare All-American athlete was beloved as much for who he was as a person as for what he accomplished on the basketball court. We asked teammates, coaches, foes and commentators to share their memories of Hank.

The Unforgettable Run

In 1989-90, this LMU team, which holds the NCAA record for average points per game in a season (122.4,) blew foes off the court like a fast-moving storm.

Midfielder: Sarina Bolden

Sarina Bolden’s standout play during the 2016 LMU women’s soccer caught the attention of U.S. Soccer and earned her an invitation to a U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team training camp this past spring.

More Fame to the Hall of Fame

Seven members of the LMU community, including All-America runner Tara Erdmann ’12, above, will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame Feb. 17, 2017, and honored Feb. 18 during halftime at the men’s basketball game against Pepperdine.