October 2, 1987 |
Kris Morton, an All-American member of the San Diego State volleyball team, has withdrawn from school for personal reasons, the athletic department said in a statement Thursday. Morton, a junior from Springfield, Ore., was suspended from the team indefinitely two weeks ago, according to Sue Hegerle, assistant coach. John Rosenthal, sports information director, said the university would not comment on Morton's decision to leave school.
August 16, 1992 |
When Rudy Suwara turned 50 last fall, his San Diego State women's volleyball team, as a joke, presented him with a rocking chair. He even coached a match that night from the rocking chair. What he didn't know was that the rocking chair would turn out to be his first retirement gift. This summer, after 16 years of coaching SDSU volleyball teams, Suwara was fired by the Aztec athletic department.
October 10, 1990 |
Last week, before winning his 400th match as San Diego State's women's volleyball coach, Rudy Suwara made a point to praise the university and his former and current players. He also spoke fondly of Akio Yamagishi, a friend and coach of Nihon University in Japan (enrollment 80,000), who spent the past six months at SDSU on sabbatical. Suwara said Yamagishi was here to compare the status of sport in the U.S. with that in Japan. He also found time to help out the Aztecs.
November 10, 1987
Angelica Jackson's 21 kills paced the San Diego State volleyball team to a 15-12, 15-12, 11-15, 15-6 Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. victory over Cal State Long Beach Monday at Long Beach. The Aztecs (12-6, 7-10) must win their remaining four matches to be considered for an NCAA playoff bid, Coach Rudy Suwara said.
September 22, 1987 |
Kris Morton, an All-American volleyball player at San Diego State, was suspended indefinitely Friday, Sue Hegerle, assistant coach, said Monday, but school officials would not say why Morton was suspended. "It's a personal matter," said Marilyn Hatcher, Associate A.D. "In personal matters, the policy is that we make no comment. We try to support the needs and concerns of the athletes." Morton was unavailable for comment. Coach Rudy Suwara declined comment.
October 8, 1986
No. 1-ranked San Diego State defeated UC Irvine (1-5, 7-14) at Irvine Tuesday, 15-5, 15-6, 15-5, in a Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. match. The Aztecs (5-1. 24-1) lost their first match of the season Saturday to the University of the Pacific after winning 23 straight. Setter Liane Sato, injured in a match last week, underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday to repair torn ligaments and cartilage in her right knee. Coach Rudy Suwara said she should be ready to return in two to three weeks.