Deitre Collins at Collegiate Women's Sports Awards

Deitre was interviewed during the awards show this afternoon at USC (Replay tomorrow at noon on ESPNU) 219

She was the first volleyball player to win the Honda-Broderick Cup. (1983)

She had a great story to tell (interviewed by Kelly Tennant) about her receiving it from Sally Ride, who said she had flown over the winner’s  house to present this award. Since Deitre grew up in Lancaster, near where the space shuttle landed. It was then that Deitre knew she had won.


  1. Ron June 25, 2013 1:26 pm

    Thats a great story Cindy. Thanks.

  2. Grammy June 25, 2013 2:48 pm

    I’m so glad Deitre will be a regular visitor at SSC. She was a great player for us in the days before wall to wall coverage, but she was recognized not only locally, but nationally too for her talent and domination of the NCAA tournaments along with her Wahine teams. Go Wahine!

  3. LC June 25, 2013 3:18 pm

    Why do you think that she will be a regular visitor to the SSC ?

  4. Warriorfan June 25, 2013 8:32 pm

    Probably still thinks San Diego state will be in the big west.

  5. Cindy Luis June 26, 2013 9:57 am

    2. Grammy, San Diego State decided against joining the Big West so the Aztecs won’t be regulars at the SSC.
    Perhaps there wasn’t wall-to-wall coverage and definitely no TV, but both papers covered the Wahine in the 70s and early 80s extensively. Ann and I both were there when the team won the NCAA titles in 82 and 83. Randy Cadiente was with the team in 79 for the Bulletin (forget who the ‘Tiser sent). It was before Ann and I were hired.
    TV and radio came along in the late 80s.

  6. Cindy Luis June 26, 2013 10:05 am

    1. Ron, what I remember most is that UH didn’t make a big deal about it at the time. We were off of Waikiki for a postseason sail and swim with the team on a Saturday when Shoji told me about it. I know we scrambled to get a photo when she won. Believe the banquet was in Houston that year. It wasn’t the huge deal it is now, with the ESPN coverage. First award was for the 76-77 school year.

  7. June 27, 2013 2:26 pm

    What I remember ( now some 20, or so, years ’88 Olympics..just pre-UNLV OR was it just post- ) …

    Anyway, she was most definitely NOT physcially in Olympic shape, but she could still VERY MUCH have at that vb I’ll declair. da Girl could ‘C’rank!!

    It was at Palama Gym for one of those local/Open Women’s tourneys and ‘Wiz’ (for those on VT who know of whom I speak) and others had convinced her to play with their squad for a few go-arounds. It might have been at Haili time as everyone was gearing up for Hilo…Deitre was/is such a gamer.

    Much class, too.

    She does VERY much love Hawai’i. She’s, over the years, ALWAYS had MUCH good to say about the Aloha State.

    She’s my “sister” from a different mother.
    We share the same Father tho.

  8. mauna June 28, 2013 4:50 pm

    Today’s USVA tournament results in the 18s.
    Imi Ike 2 wins 1 loss, Robyn Ah Mow-Santos head coach, players Nikki Taylor, Hannah Rooks.
    Kuikahi Wahine 2 wins 1 loss, Taylor Higgins.
    Laguna Beach 2 wins 1 loss, Kendra Koelsch.
    Rancho Valley, 3 wins, Kalei Greeley.

  9. Cindy Luis June 29, 2013 6:00 am

    7. you might remember as well that she had knee surgery after playing for the Wahine basketball team for a year. Believe Taras Liskevich was the coach and he visited her after surgery to tell her he still wanted her on the Olympic team.
    8. thanks. been meaning to catch up with both tournaments. my son is coaching a boys team in Reno.

  10. Purple&Green June 29, 2013 8:16 am

    Po’okela (E.S.) / Digg’n with his waha and all the wala’au(s)..
    *Spewing da 411 as thee goddess it thinks it is

    I dare NOT share this on VT as there are coaches, in cognito, who’d just assume that Chris Lamb IS the next UH Mano’a WVB coach (or something).
    *Shoji is blessed to have Chris as a dear friend; can’t say, forwardly, the same for The Summit League.

    The Shocker “Tournament” (Sept. 20th thru 22nd, Wichita State, KS)

    Fri. 9/20/13, Hawai’i vs. Creighton, 11:00a HST
    Fri. 9/20/13, South Dakota @Wichita State, 2:30p HST

    Sat. 9/21/13, Creighton vs. South Dakota, 11:00a HST
    Sat. 9/21/13, Hawai’i @Wichita State, 2:30p HST

    Sun. 9/22/13, Creighton @Wichita State, 8:00a HST

    Can’t say anything other than ” GO FOR IT!; for I can’t say that I’d blame anyone for ‘it’ “..
    “In and out”, Luis has said.

  11. LC June 29, 2013 9:18 am

    UH,South Dakota and Creighton have all put out different dates on their posted schedules,no one seems to be on the same page.

    Hawai`i schedule for example starts the tournament on the 19th against South Dakota but South Dakota says they play 2 matches on the 21st and one is against Hawai`i

    I do think Creighton might be the only one who has it correct so far.Lamb has a history of putting the WSU schedule out late even though it is completed.

  12. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha June 29, 2013 11:12 am

    I shoudl declare also that it’s Fri. 9/20/13, UH vs. Creighton, 12:00p HST and Sat. 9/21/13, UH @Wichita State, 12:00p HST.

    In any case, UH goes 28-3 on the year (25-2 regular season; 15-1 conference/1 loss “Away”)

  13. June 29, 2013 11:17 am

    Creighton vs. South Dakota

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