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Hall of Fame adds LPGA champ

By Ann Miller

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 27, 2012

~~<p>Lenore Muraoka Rittenhouse came before the first wave of Title IX sports terrors such as Tita Ahuna, Nani Cockett and Erin Hoe, and long before Michelle Wie. The Roosevelt High graduate could surf, put up a pure jump shot in pickup games against the guys at Manoa and poach opponents on the tennis court.</p>
<p>A 5-foot-3 point guard, she started for the Rainbow Wahine basketball team as a University of Hawaii freshman &mdash; for four games. A broken ankle led her to golf and she took her first lessons from Walter Kawakami &mdash; Allan Yamamoto was also a mentor &mdash; with a cast on her left leg.</p>
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Lenore Muraoka Rittenhouse came before the first wave of Title IX sports terrors such as Tita Ahuna, Nani Cockett and Erin Hoe, and long before Michelle Wie. The Roosevelt High graduate could surf, put up a pure jump shot in pickup games against the guys at Manoa and poach opponents on the tennis court.

A 5-foot-3 point guard, she started for the Rainbow Wahine basketball team as a University of Hawaii freshman — for four games. A broken ankle led her to golf and she took her first lessons from Walter Kawakami — Allan Yamamoto was also a mentor — with a cast on her left leg. Login for more...



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