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Sandy  Nitta

Last College:
Commerce WPC


Induction Year:


USA Water Polo Announces 2016 National Award Winners; Congratulations To All!

Award winners to be recognized on July 26 during the 2017 Junior Olympics


USA Water Polo Inducts Three Into Hall Of Fame; Celebrates National Award Winners & Retired Olympians

Water polo community gathers in Costa Mesa to honor greats of the game


USA Water Polo Announces Annual Award Winners; Honorees To Be Recognized At 2015 Hall Of Fame Induction & National Awards Dinner On May 30

Event set for Costa Mesa Hilton this May 30; Tickets on-sale now!


Water Polo Pioneer Chuck Hines Honored With Paragon Award

Asheville YMCA legend recognized for years of service


The Best Of Both Worlds: How Anika Apostalon Found The Perfect Balance Between Water Polo & Swimming

Two-Sport Star Headed To San Diego State

Elected to Hall of Fame: 1998, Life Member

Club: Los Angeles A.C., Commerce Long Beach

College: Pasadena College, East LA College, Cal State University LA

High School: Montebello HS

Playing Record: HS No W/P, College No W/P, Club 1960-80


  • LAAC & Commerce 1960-1967
  • Long Beach W/P 1968-1969
  • In SPA Age Group Fall W/P League 1960-1967
  • In AAU National Senior indoor Championships 1968


  • City of Commerce 1970-1980
  • First Woman's USA Junior National Head Coach 1979
  • Woman's USA Senior National Head Coach 1980 to Present
  • Wilson HS JV Head Coach 1979-1980
  • Queensland, Australia State Team 1981-1982
  • Rio Hondo College Head Coach 1990-1991
  • Age Group Water Polo Coach 1970-1975
  • AAU Jr. National indoor Group Gold
  • USWP Jr. National indoor first or second every year 1977-90
  • USWP National Championships indoor, outdoor 1977
  • First Junior USA National Team 1979
  • World Championship Four during 1982-Present
  • Pan American Championships for Women 1992


  • Rating "A" at Senior, Junior, Collegiate, and Junior Olympic National Championships 1979-90


  • Co/Team Leader for Women's USA Senior National Team Tournament Committee for Senior, Junior, Collegiate, and Pan American Championships
  • USA Senior National Team Coach for 15 years
  • Coached many All American, Senior Collegiate, Junior and Junior Olympics
  • Women's International Chairperson 1976-1979
  • Member of the Women's International Comm.
  • USWP Inc. Rules - Laws & Legislation Comm.
  • Long Range Planning Comm.
  • National Referees Comm.
  • Olympic Festival Comm.
  • Championship Site Comm.
  • Member of 1964 - USA Olympic Swim Team


  • Self Employed since 1979 - Investor & Gambler



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