Former NCAA Player of the Year winner Ivie to be inducted into USC Hall of Fame

The only player in USC history to win the Men’s Volleyball National Player of the Year award twice will now be enshrined as one of the Trojans greatest athletes of all-time.

The USC athletics department announced Wednesday that former outside attacker Bryan Ivie will be inducted into the USC Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.

Ivie was a four-year starter for USC from 1988-91 and helped guide the Trojans to the NCAA championship in 1988 and 1990. As a junior he was named the 1990 NCAA Tournament MVP after USC defeated Long Beach State in the national championship match.

Irvie was a three-time All-American and won the National Player of the Year in 1990 and 1991.

More than 20 years since ending his college career, Ivie remains the Trojans all-time career leader with 2,380 kills and 661 blocks.

After graduating from USC in 1991, Ivie played professionally in Europe. He also played for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1992 and 1996 and helped the United States win the bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

Ivie was selected to the Volleyball Magazine All-Century team and the USA Volleyball 75th Anniversary All-Era team.

This is the fourth time a men’s volleyball player has been selected for the USC Athletic Hall of Fame. The last men’s volleyball player inducted was former All-American Tim Hovland in 2009.

Ivie was one of 10 former Trojans selected to the 2012 class of the USC Athletic Hall of Fame. Among the other players to be inducted with Ivie include former MLB All-Star pitcher Randy Johnson and NFL All-Pro receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

The 2012 Hall of Fame class will be honored at an induction dinner on June 12, 2012 at USC’s Galen Center.