YAKIMA, Wash. -- Katie Hinckley, West Valley High School volleyball coach who as Katie Orgill starred for Central Washington’s volleyball team from 1998-2001, will be inducted into the university’s athletic hall of fame next month.
Hinckley was included in a list of selections announced recently by CWU, and will be formally inducted on May 18 in Nicholson Pavilion.
Joining Hinckley will be Paul Harshman, a cross country and track athlete from 1979-84; Jan (Harriman) Schuerman, a women’s track and field pioneer from 1968-71; the 2002 Central football team that compiled an 11-0 regular season record and earned the program’s first NCAA Division II playoff berth; and the late Theartis Wallace, a basketball standout from 1968-69 who was one of the men’s basketball program’s purest shooters.
Orgill, an outside hitter, recorded 951 kills and 1,222 digs during a career in which she was an all-Great Northwest Athletic Conference pick as a senior and a Pacific West Conference all-star as a junior.
Her kills total ranks eighth on Central’s career list and her digs mark was a school record until 2009 and remains No. 2.
A health education major, Orgill was also a three-time academic all-star — twice in the PacWest and once in the GNAC.
At West Valley she has coached the Rams to back-to-back state championships in 2011 (Class 3A) and 2012 (Class 2A). Her father, Pete Orgill, is the longtime baseball coach at Davis.
On May 18, a social hour will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. with the banquet and ceremony to follow.
Tickets cost $35 and are available online at www.mycentral.cwu.edu/hof, or by calling 509-963-1959.