Olympians return to Pepperdine

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From left: Pepperdine President Andy Benton, Sean Rooney, Marv Dunphy and Terry Schroeder. Pepperdine Sports Information

At this semester’s first weekly chapel service in the Firestone Fieldhouse at Pepperdine University, students, faculty, and staff gave a standing ovation to U.S. Olympic players and coaches.

Those in attendance included Kevin Barnett, a two-time Olympian and former Pepperdine All American who did television commentary for this year’s games; Sean Rooney, who led Pepperdine to the 2005 national championship in men’s volleyball and was a member of this year’s gold medal winning US team; Pepperdine men’s volleyball head coach Marv Dunphy, who was on the coaching staff for Team USA; and Terry Schroeder, Pepperdine’s men’s water polo coach, who led the American team to the silver medal, the first medal for men’s water polo in 20 years.