After growing up in Hawaii as the HS Player of the Year, she came to the mainland to be part of the USA National Team in 1966 as the youngest player at age 18 where she won a silver medal at the World University Games. She then attended USC from 1968-1972 where she received her undergraduate and master’s degrees, while playing volleyball as a setter for the 1968 USA Olympic Team in Mexico City. She left the USA National Team in 1971 after the Pan-American Games because her knees prevented her from continuing at the highest level. She was the volleyball and basketball coach at Marlborough HS in Los Angeles from 1969-1976, while also being the USC women’s basketball head coach for one year. She coached at El Segundo HS for ten years, and then moved to Ventura College for ten more years before an opportunity came to move to Oregon. She became the Sisters HS head coach, coaching the squad to state championships, including one with her daughter in completing a 50-year teaching career. She was presented the USA VB ‘Flo Hyman All-Time Great Player’ Award. She was a great beach player, teaming with Kathy Gregory to be a dominate team winning 15 of 19 tournaments during the 1970s (14 with SCIVBHOF member Gregory and 1 with SCIVBHOF member Nina Matthies). She was inducted into the CBVA HOF in 1993.