Larry Rundle, 2018
Larry Rundle was both a UCLA and USVBA All-American in 1965 and 1966 won a collegiate national championship. He won a gold medal for the USA at 1967 Pan-American Games and was a starter at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games for the USA team at outside hitter and helped lead the USA to the major upset of the Russians in pool play before badly spraining his ankle. He was the USVBA MVP in 1968, 69, and 1970 with his leaping ability and ball-handling skills for a 6 foot, 165 pound player. Rundle finished as a 6-Time USVBA All- American, and a member of 2 USVBA National Championship Teams.
He was the 1983 recipient of USVBA’s “All-Time Great Player” Award. He was inducted into UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994 and became a member of the International VB HOF in 1994 for his play not only indoors, but on the beach. He won 13 open beach tournaments in 25 events (one of the top winning percentages of all-time) primarily after his Olympic indoor career was completed. His daughter Brooke was an All-American college player at UC Santa Barbara for 2017 SCIVBHOF member Kathy Gregory.