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Members of Hawaii’s first national championship team included (top from left) assistant coach Alan Kang, head coach Dave Shoji, Cheryl Grimm, Candy Kane, Diane Sebastian, Paula Gusman, Kyra Bjornsson, athlethic director Donnis Thompson, trainer Melody Toth and assistant coach Dave DeGroot, (bottom)Nahaku Brown, Terry Malterre, Waynette Mitchell, Diana McInerny, Angie Andrade and Bonnie Gouveia. Not pictured: Rocky Elias.
The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team celebrated after finishing off a five-set victory over Utah State to win the 1979 AIAW championship in Carbondale, Ill.