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Paula Nickerson, Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field 1977-78-79

Paula NickersonPaula attended Rogers High School, where she competed in three sports for the Pirates. She continued to excel in basketball, volleyball, and track and field at SFCC during the 1977-78-79 seasons. Paula was selected for the NWAACC basketball All-League Team in 1978-79 when she set a one-game rebounding record with 22 boards and accumulated 468 career points. Nickerson was an outstanding volleyball player for two seasons and competed on the track and field team as well. One of the best three-sport athletes to attend SFCC, she set the NWAACC shot put record at 43’3”and won the NWAACC high jump at 5’4” in her sophomore year.

Kari Hilliard, Volleyball 1979-80-81

Kari HillardCoached by Mary Jo Tracy, Kari was named to the NWAACC All-Tournament First Team in 1980 as CCS swept all tournament matches on their run to the championship. 

Robi Purington, Volleyball 1979-80-81

Robi PuringtonCoached by Mary Jo Tracy, Robi was named First Team NWAACC All-Tournament in 1980 for the role she played in leading CCS to the NWAACC Volleyball Championship. CCS compiled a 36-7 season record and were undefeated with other two-year colleges for the year in the 1980 season.

Kalai Kepa, Volleyball 1980-81-82 

Kalai KepaA great setter and team leader for volleyball coach Mary Jo Tracy, Kalai was named to the NWAACC Volleyball All-Tournament First Team in both 1980 and 1981 as she led Spokane to the NWAACC Championship in both years. From Hawaii, Kalai proved to be one of the best volleyball players to ever attend CCS, leading Spokane to a combined 67-14 record that had only one loss to a two-year college in that span.

Sheri McNeal, Women’s Basketball and Volleyball 1981-82-83

Sheri McNealCoached by Mary Jo Tracy in 1981 and Dee Coffin in 1982 in volleyball, Sheri was named First Team NWAACC Volleyball All-Tournament in both 1981 and 1982. In addition, she played basketball for Coach Scott Foxley as they won the NWAACC Championship in basketball in 1983.