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Ah Mow and Brown in the olympics

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa women’s volleyball alumnae and three-time U.S. Olympic team teammates Robyn Ah Mow and Heather Bown were officially inducted into USA Volleyball’s Hall of Fame at its annual banquet on May 22, in Columbus, Ohio. The pair were announced as the 2024 USA Volleyball All-Time Great Female Indoor Athlete award winners earlier this year.

To receive the All-Time Great Player Award, an athlete must have completed a minimum of five years as a member of a U.S. national team and on a minimum of five top-level international teams.

Robyn Ah Mow

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Robyn Ah Mow

Ah Mow, the current Rainbow Wahine head coach, is a three-time Olympic setter (2000, ’04 and ’08) who made her debut with the Women’s National Team in 1999. Ah Mow played at UH, 1993–96, earning AVCA All-America First Team honors in 1995 and ’96, and was a three-time all-conference honoree. As coach, she has led the ‘Bows to four-straight Big West titles and six-straight NCAA appearances with an overall career record of 132-45.

Heather Bown

Bown is a three-time Olympic middle blocker (2000, ’04 and ’08) who first played for the U.S. Women’s National Team in 1999. She earned AVCA All-America First Team honors in both of her years as a Rainbow Wahine, and was twice voted WAC Player of the Year (1998, ’99). She is still ranked No. 1 in UH history with 1.95 blocks per set, No. 4 in hitting percentage and No. 5 with 4.42 kills/set.

For more on Ah Mow and Bown, see this UH News story.

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