Dr. G. Edward Rudloff, emeritus professor of health sciences and physical education at Sonoma State University, was inducted into the US Water Polo Hall of Fame on June 12, 2010. Rudloff, a very important figure in SSU's athletic history, was a professor at SSU during the university's early years and remained with the campus for several decades. In 1982, the university's gymnasium pool was named after him.
Rudloff led the San Francisco Olympic Club to one of the greatest streaks in water polo history. Under his leadership, his teams piled up 63 wins in the fall seasons from 1957-60, taking on the New York Athletic Club, the Illinois Athletic Club, the Toronto Athletic Club, the El Segundo Water Polo Club and all major universities in the state of California.
His induction into the US Water Polo Hall of Fame was celebrated in June with a ceremony in san Diego, where he and five others were honored with a formal dinner, speeches and a short video which can be seen on YouTube.
The US Water Polo Hall of Fame was established in 1976 to honor the achievements of the United States' premier water polo athletes, coaches, officials and special contributors. Rudloff has now taken his place among nearly 200 Hall of Famers.
More information on Rudloff's induction and the Water Polo Hall of Fame, visit www.usawaterpolo.org/InsideUSAWaterPolo/HallOfFame.aspx.