Linfield Wildcats

Tina (Rappin) Hill

Athlete 1983 - 1987

Tina (Rappin) Hill Tina (Rappin) Hill, from the Class of 1987, was a multi-sport athlete who earned all-Northwest Conference honors in both basketball and softball over the course of her career that spanned 1983 to 1987. A guard in basketball and a catcher and first baseman in sotball, Hill earned all-conference honors twice in both sports, along with being named the Wildcats' most valuable player twice in both sports.

Over 15 years after completing her basketball career, Hill still holds Linfield's career records for points (1,474), scoring average (19.4 points per game), field goals made (599) and field goals attempted (1,276) and continues to rank second in free throw percentage (.794).

As a senior, Hill was a Kodak NAIA All-Area I selection, an honor covering athletes from seven states. During that season, she set a number of single-season school records that still stood at the time of her induction. Her 675 points as a senior remained more than 100 above the second-highest mark. She also had the two highest-scoring games ever for a Wildcat, pouring in 41 points against Portland and 38 against Oregon Tech that season.

In softball, Hill led Linfield to its first Northwest Conference title in 1986. She was All-NAIA District 2 at catcher as a junior and at designated hitter as a senior for coach Joanne English.

Rappin was born in Lebanon, Ore. She graduated from Sweet Home (Ore.) High School, where she played volleyball, basketball and softball. After graduating from Linfield, she went on to a teaching and coaching career; at the time of her induction, she is currently a teacher and head basketball coach at Enterprise High in Red Bluff, Calif.