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'Unsung hero' helped create Wahine volleyball

By Cindy Luis

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 12, 2014

~~<p>Before the Hawaii women's volleyball program became one of the imposing towers on the sport's intercollegiate skyline, it needed to have a solid foundation. That cornerstone was laid by Alan Kang, who took a fledgling varsity program birthed in the same year as Title IX and established a tradition that flourishes today.</p>
<p>It was Kang, working in the intramural program at UH, who recruited players for the inaugural varsity team during the late spring of 1972. That the &quot;Wahines,&quot; as they were called back then, won the 1973 A Division Championship, then the Open Division the next spring hinted at the greatness to come.</p>
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Before the Hawaii women's volleyball program became one of the imposing towers on the sport's intercollegiate skyline, it needed to have a solid foundation. That cornerstone was laid by Alan Kang, who took a fledgling varsity program birthed in the same year as Title IX and established a tradition that flourishes today.

It was Kang, working in the intramural program at UH, who recruited players for the inaugural varsity team during the late spring of 1972. That the "Wahines," as they were called back then, won the 1973 A Division Championship, then the Open Division the next spring hinted at the greatness to come. Login for more...



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