Women's Basketball Player
Inducted in 2005
Tricia Ferrin was an outstanding basketball player and scholar athlete at Utah Valley State from 1994 to 1996. In 1996 she was the recipient of the NJCAA's "Betty Jo Graber" Award, which goes to the top female student athlete in the nation. That same year she led her team to a record-setting 29 wins and a fourth-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament. She led her team to the Scenic West Athletic Conference and Region 18 titles, and was named Region MVP and NJCAA All-America. She was UVSC's leading scorer in the 1995-96 season, averaging 16.2 points per game, and was second on the team in rebounding, with 6.5 boards per game.
In her two years at UVSC, Ferrin played in all 67 games for the Wolverines, helping the club to run up an impressive 57-10 record. When she finished her career, she was number five on UVSC's all-time scoring list, and number three on the all-time steals list. She set a UVSC record for the most points scored in a single season (568), and recorded a personal best of 29 points in UVSC's 84-67 win over Ricks College on March 8, 1996.
Before coming to UVSC, Ferrin earned a host of athletic and academic awards at Layton High School in Layton, Utah. She was a three-sport standout there, earning All-Region recognition in soccer, softball, and basketball. She garnered All-State accolades in basketball and soccer, and All-America honors in soccer. In basketball she shared 4A-5A All-Star game MVP honors with her twin sister, Tara. In soccer, she and Tara shared the state MVP trophy. Tricia was also outstanding in the classroom at Layton. She posted a perfect 4.0 GPA, and received Academic All-State honors in all three of her sports.
Ferrin's academic prowess was also highly evident at UVSC. She was a Presidential Scholarship recipient and was named NJCAA Academic All-American in 1995 and again in 1996. She was named the UVSC "Scholar Athlete of the Year" in 1996. She earned an Associate of Science degree.
After leaving UVSC, Ferrin headed north to Weber State University to play soccer and study chemistry. She led the Wildcats to the Big Sky Conference and Tournament championships in 1998, and was named Big Sky Defensive MVP that year. She also earned GTE/CoSida Academic All-America honors and was named Weber State's Female Athlete of the Year. Academically she also shined. She received an academic merit and athletic scholarship and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She was named the Weber State University Analytical Chemist of the Year in 1997-98 and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1998. Ferrin continued her education beyond Weber State, earning a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, graduating Phi Sigma Alpha from the University of Health Sciences of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas, City, Missouri.
Tricia was born November 28, 1975 in Ogden, Utah, six minutes after her twin sister, Tara. They are the daughters of Lee and Kathy Ferrin. Tricia has continued her involvement in the athletic world, taking on volunteer coaching opportunities in community, junior high, and high school basketball and soccer programs.