Meet the newest members of SCU’s Athletic Hall of Fame
By Erin Hussey ’05 and Kendall Doherty ’08
The ranks of the Bronco Athletic Hall of Fame swelled by seven this spring, with a ceremony held May 15 to welcome the newest members of this select crew. Established in 1962, the Hall now boasts 237 individuals and one team as members.
Robert Peters ’52
Peters was the man you knew would sink the shot. In 1952, he and his fellow Broncos earned a spot in the Final Four in Seattle—one of the landmark moments in Santa Clara basketball. Alas, the Broncos lost to eventual champion Kansas, 74-55. Peters went on to serve in the U.S. Army, teach English, and coach basketball.
Terry Ennis ’66
Not only did Ennis compile an impressive 287 and 87 record over a 36-year coaching career that included three state titles, he was named Coach of the Century in 1999 by The Seattle Times. Before that, as a player, he helped establish Santa Clara as a small powerhouse in the Bay Area. Ennis died last year at the age of 63 after losing his battle to prostate cancer.
Steven Kenilvort ’86
A standout point guard, Kenilvort earned the WCC Freshman of the Year award and led the team to two NIT appearances and three second-place WCC finishes. He became the first player in SCU history to lead his team in three categories: points per game, rebounds, and assists. He was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the seventh round of the NBA draft but was unable to play due to a career ending knee injury. He remains an inspiration to Bronco players for his ability to strive for excellence and overcome adversity.
Michael Macfarlane ’86