CWU honors some of its top Wildcats

CWU honors some of its top Wildcats

ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- To the top Cats, Central Washington University's highest honor.

Stand up and cheer for the 2002 CWU football team - one of the greatest Wildcat squads ever honored at this year's Central Washington Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The '02 Cats posted an undefeated regular season under head coach John Zamberlin, quarterbacked by Zak Hill.

"It's not really the games or the touchdowns or any of that stuff that you really remember. It's the relationships," Hill said. "I think that's what makes Central what it is. It's the people. We've got a lot of great guys on this team and a lot of great people in this room. I'm just proud to be a part of it."

Proud Tyler Hinkley snapping that pic of his wife Katie who, in the late 90's when she was still Katie Orgill, made her mark as one of the greatest Wildcat volleyball players ever.

The Yakima native now a Central Hall of Famer, the current West Valley High coach with a faithful following of Rams in the House thanked her family, teammates and coaches. She gave a shoutout to a grateful West Valley community so proud of the way Katie has built its Volleyball program into a perennial state power.

"I love them like they are my family as well," Hinckley said. "They have given me two state championships, a third place shot. Not just that, they're wonderful girls. I am so blessed to have them in my life."

Katie was a three-time captain and most valuable player at Central, all-conference as a senior and a three-time all academic selection.

"I am fortunate and proud to have had the opportunity to play volleyball at the collegiate level.  I am proud of what my coaches, my teammates accomplished while we were here.  But, most of all I am very proud to be a Wildcat," she said.