College and Olympic Volleyball
Sharon Peterson made a name for herself in international volleyball as a member of the first two U.S. Olympic women's teams (1964 and 1968) before helping develop the game in Hawaii.
She coached the University of Hawaii at Hilo to seven national championships.
Peterson helped the United States to win a gold medal in the 1967 Pan American Games and was a five-time U.S. Volleyball Association All-American.
She was named to the NAIA Hall of Fame in 1988.
Historical Timeline: 1964, Nelson Mandela sentenced to life imprisonment.