A four-year letter winner in volleyball during one of the program’s most successful eras, Matthew “Matt” Rigg was described by one of his coaches as “hands down the most impressive and dominant” four-year varsity player to ever compete at Punahou.
As a sophomore, Rigg was part of a state championship team that launched the program to 10 consecutive state titles. A three-time all-state and most valuable player selection, Rigg was recognized with the C. Dudley Pratt Award as male athlete of the year in 1983.
Two-time member of the USA Junior Olympic Team and two-time MVP of the USA Junior Nationals, Rigg was touted as one of the most highly developed volleyball athletes to enter the college ranks. He was part of two national championship squads at Pepperdine and was twice named an All-American. He was inducted into the Pepperdine Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018.