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Sharon Peterson

Full name: Sharon Roberta Peterson
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 126 lbs (57 kg)
Born: November 27, 1942 in Inglewood, California, United States
Affiliations: South Bay, Calif., Triumphs / Honolulu Central YMCA
Country: USA United States
Sport: Volleyball

Biography

Sharon Peterson started playing volleyball on Southern California beaches, and later played at El Camino Junior College and then Cal State Long Beach, graduating in 1964. She played for the US at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics, and the 1967 and 1971 Pan American Games, winning a gold medal at the 1967 Pan Ams. Peterson was US Player of the Year in 1969. Peterson later settled in Hawai’i where she became a renowned volleyball coach at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, where she led the women’s teams to seven national titles and three runner-up finishes. After retiring from that post she coached the Hawai’i Preparatory Academy boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams. Peterson also coached the US team at the 1985 Universiade. She is a member of the El Camino Junior College Athletic Hall of Fame, the Cal State Long Beach Athletic Hall of Fame, and the NAIA Hall of Fame. In 1999, the US Volleyball Association gave her the Flo Hyman Award as an All-Time Great Player.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Volleyball Women's Volleyball United States USA 5
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Volleyball Women's Volleyball United States USA 8

Women's Volleyball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result SW IP SO
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #4 2 1964-10-12 POL 3, USA 0 0 1 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #6 2 1964-10-12 ROU 3, USA 0 0 0 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #10 2 1964-10-17 URS 3, USA 0 0 0 0
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #13 1 1964-10-21 USA 3, KOR 0 3 1 6
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #2 2 1968-10-13 JPN 3, USA 0 0 0,0 0,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #6 2 1968-10-14 TCH 3, USA 1 1 2,5 3,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #11 2 1968-10-16 POL 3, USA 0 0 1,0 1,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #13 2 1968-10-17 KOR 3, USA 1 1 0,0 1,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #19 2 1968-10-21 URS 3, USA 1 1 0,0 0,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #22 2 1968-10-23 PER 3, USA 1 1 1,0 1,0
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Volleyball United States USA Round-Robin Match #27 2 1968-10-26 MEX 3, USA 0 0 0,0 0,0
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