Eric Fonoimoana: [FOE-NO-E-MOW-AH-NA] Birthdate: June 7, 1969 Hometown: Hermosa Beach, Calif. Training Site: Manhattan Beach, Calif. Height/Weight 6'3"/195 Years Pro: 2 College: UCSB 1997 Prize Money: $112,093 #10 1996 Prize Money: $ 89,175 1995 Prize Money: $110,588 1994 Prize Money: $ 82,953 Career Prize Money: $333,201 (as of 8-19-96) Career Open Wins: 1
Beach:$333,201 Career Beach Earning total. 1996 - Third place finish at San Diego (with Rob Heidger) - Compiled five fourth-place finishes - $ 89,175 earnings 1995 - Third at Atlanta and Baltimore (with Ricci Luyties) - Third at Boulder (with Rob Heidger) - Fourth at Ft. Myers, Seaside Heights, and Dallas (with Luyties) - Second at FIVB Puerto Rico with Mike Whitmarsh - $110,588 earnings 1994 - Won the Baltimore Open (with Scott Ayakatubby) for his first career victory. (Ayakatubby had just returned from a 10 week layoff due to injury.) - fourth place finish at the Dallas Open (with Dan Vrebalovich) - $82,953 earnings 1993 - fifth place finish at Seal Beach (with Tim Hovland) - sixth place finish at the Jose Cuervo Gold Crown at Boulder (with Scott Ayakatubby) Earned his "AAA" rating in 1989 at age 20.
Indoor:(1989-1992) - Competed intercollegiately at the University of California, Sant Barbara (1991/1992) - Earned two-time Most Valuable Player honors of UCSB men's volleyball team. 1992 - Named captain of the men's volleyball team at UCSB - Earned All-American honors at UCSB 1988 - Enjoyed a final four appearance with UCSB.
Personal:- He is of Samoan decent. - Youngest of six children in the Fonoimoana family. - His brothers, Toa and Kirk, have both played on the AVP tour. - His sister, Debbie, competed in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada as a swimmer. - He is also a top caliber swimmer. - Won a gold medal at the 1989 U.S. Olmpic Festival. - He was named "Athlete of the Year" at Mira Costa High School in 1987. - Named the "Most Valuable Player" of the 1987 Junior Olympics. - Named the "Most Valuable Player" of the Ocean League (1986 and 1987). - Graduated with a bachelors degree in Sociology from UCSB in 1992 - Head coach of the Mira Costa High School junior varsity volleyball team. - Hobbies include surfing and all water sports. Updated 2/97