The Pac-12 named USC men's tennis legend Steve Johnson the conference's Player of the Century on Tuesday with five other Trojans earning spots on the sport's All-Century Team. Johnson led USC to four consecutive NCAA Team Championships (2009-12), while earning numerous individual honors over his time in college. He finished his USC tennis career on a 72-match singles win streak that led him to back-to-back NCAA singles titles in 2011 and 2012. The Trojan tennis legend is now competing on the professional circuit with a current No. 32 ATP world ranking.
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Joining Johnson on the roster for the Trojans are Alex Olmedo, Rafael Osuna, Dennis Ralston, Stan Smith and Bob Lutz, who are all in the ITA Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame. These five USC tennis stars also had successful professional careers with each of the five winning at least one of the four Grand Slams.
The Women of Troy were represented by current volunteer assistant coach Barbara Hallquist DeGroot, who was USC's first female scholarship athlete back in the 1970s. She led the Women of Troy to three consecutive team championships (1977-79) and back-to-back UTSA singles titles in 1976 and 1977.