I happened to see a friend at the gym today. She played at a local high school and was a senior when I was a sophomore. We run into each other now and then. I don't remember how it came up (I don't remember much these days) but she said that she had been a women's basketball graduate assistant for one year at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Then she mentioned a former Hawaii player that had recently died, Judy Mosley.
Judy fought breast cancer for three years and died at age 45. She leaves behind a husband, who my friend (also named Judy) said is devastated, and four children age six to around 13 (?)
My memory has been going downhill lately, but I do remember Judy. Tall and lanky, like me, she was my teammate on the 1991 World University Games team. She was really nice and had a great smile. And she had really long arms that could grab lots of rebounds (it's funny the things you do remember). She was one who stuck out as being a really good player, a hard worker and a really nice person.
I have had many teammates on various teams over the years. I hear about some of them now and then. I do keep in touch with others. It's a big world and we all get busy. Maybe I will get busy and try and track some of them down.
Ke Akua pu a hui hou, my friend.