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Chun to be inducted into Asian Hall of Fame

Pat Chun
Pat Chun

Washington State Director of Athletics Pat Chun will be inducted into the Asian Hall of Fame class of 2022 on Nov. 18 in Seattle.

Since arriving in Pullman in January 2018, Chun has played a leading role in record-setting fundraising initiatives, boosting student-athlete academic achievement, and improving sports facilities.

Cougar athletic programs have reached NCAA championships in six sports under his tenure while student-athletes have collected 28 All-America certificates, 79 All-Conference, 461 Academic All-Conference selections, and four conference championships.

Chun, who is the first Asian-American athletic director to lead a Power 5 school, joins a distinguished group of pioneers and trailblazers in the Asian Hall of Fame class of 2022, including former Coug Krist Novoselic, cofounder of the band Nirvana.

“It’s a real honor to be joining such a distinguished group of pioneers who continue to advance Asian representation in their communities and across the nation,” Chun said. “I’m appreciative of President Schulz for bringing me to the WSU family in 2018. The opportunity to serve such an extraordinary group of student-athletes at this incredible institution has been a privilege.”

Established 18 years ago in Seattle by the philanthropic Robert Chinn Foundation, The Asian Hall of Fame overcomes anti-Asian bias by elevating Asian contributions to the community, country, and around the world.

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