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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY DAVID SWANN / DSWANN@STARADVERTISER.COM In the early years of University of Hawaii Wahine volleyball, the fight for women’s equality took place on and off the court. From left: former Women’s athletic director Donnis Thompson, past Wahine player Beth McLachlin, late Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink and past Wahine player Marilyn Moniz-Kaho‘ohanohano. Background, UH players celebrate after winning the 1979 AIAW national championship.
STAR-ADVERTISER Posing with the 1987 NCAA championship trophy are players Mahina Eleneki, left, Diana Jesse, women’s athletic director Cindy Boerner Mazda, player Reydan “Tita” Ahuna and statistician Alan Lau.
STAR-ADVERTISER Three-time All-American Dietre Collins, who led the team to NCAA titles in 1982 and ’83.