Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Tuesday, May 14, 1996

Katz garners another honor

University of Hawaii volleyball star Yuval Katz was named the Ricoh "Name to Know" Player of the Year yesterday for helping to lead the Rainbows to a 27-3 record this year.

Hawaii fell to UCLA in the national championship game after defeating Penn State in the semifinals.

Katz, a sophomore from Kibbutz Ein Hamifraz, Israel, averaged nearly eight kills a game - 687 total - and led the nation with a .380 attack percentage. He led the squad in service aces, with 51, and helped the Rainbows draw more than 137,000 fans.

The player of the year is chosen by nationally accredited volleyball media on behalf of the Ricoh Corp., a sponsor of USA Volleyball.


Manon Rheaume, the first woman to play professional hockey, will sign autographs Sunday at The Greatest Moment sports memorabilia store at Pearlridge Phase II. The autograph session is from 1-3 p.m.

Rheaume became the first woman to play in a pro hockey game in 1992 when she was the goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the St. Louis Blues.


Wall's Bodyboard Contest will be held Saturday and Sunday at Kapahulu Groin at Kuhio Beach. Entry forms are available at surf shops and the boys and girls clubs.

For more information, call Bob Thomas at 396-2326.


Incorrect information was printed last week for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball camps.

The first camp is June 17-20, not July 17-20. The other camp dates are Aug. 3-6 and 8-11.

The camps are for boys and girls, grades 7-12, at the UH athletic complex. The fee is $120.

Checks should be made out and mailed to the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball Camp, 1337 Lower Campus Road, Honolulu 96822.

For information, call 956-6229.


Nathan Fripp, an all-league point guard from Oakland, Calif., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball for Brigham Young University-Hawaii.

The 5-foot-8, 165-pound Fripp averaged 11.8 points and seven assists per game for St. Mary's College High School last year.


Shawna Carino of Ken Shu Kan-Butoku Kai in Waipahu won a gold medal in kata women's black belt (16 years) at the Shoto-Kan National Championship tournament in Las Vegas, April 6-7.

Brian Daite, from the same club, won a silver medal in kumite boys' brown belt (15 years).

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