Rosie Wegrich, 2022

She was a women’s college head coach for 43 years at Minnesota (1975-77), Arizona (1977-1991), and her final 27 years at Cal Poly Pomona (1991-2018) with numerous NCAA playoff appearances. She went 24-6 in her final season at CPP and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, finishing her career with 780 victories. She finished in top 15 all-time in NCAA wins across all divisions when she retired. She went to Mira Costa HS and was a two-time Coed MVP at El Camino College in 1968 and ’69. She was then captain at San Diego State and played for the USA National Team while completing her college degree in kinesiology from UCLA (she has master’s from the University of Arizona). She represented the USA in international competition against Mexico and Canada, before turning to the professional league. The 5-5 Wegrich played in the International Volleyball Association (IVA) for all six seasons and she was the female MVP three times (1977, ’78, ’79) and All-Pro four times (1976-79). She coached in the 1983 Olympic Sports Festival. She won the 1970 Manhattan Beach Open with partner Christie Hahn and received her pier plaque in 2005. She was inducted into the AVCA HOF in 2017.