Xinia Alvarado named to Costa Rican Hall of Fame
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, November 4, 2016 – Former volleyball and
beach volleyball player Xinia Alvarado Díaz has been elected
into the Costa Rican Sport Hall of Fame by the National Council
of Sports and Recreation.
The announcement was made by Carolina Mauri, the Costa Rican
minister of sports, in the company of Carlos Cortes, president
of the Hall of Fame, Virginia Murillo, member of the council and
Alba Quesada, director of the Costa Rican Institute of Sports.
The official ceremony will take place on December 6 at the
Crystal Cube of the National Stadium.
Alvarado, whose career spanned for 20 years, twice was named the
recipient of the National Sport Award.
Xinia captained the Costa Rican Women’s National Team at the
2003 Pan American Games where she was her country flag bearer
during the opening ceremony.
Alvarado’s team of Zapote won the national championship for
eleven consecutive years and she also won seven national titles
in beach volleyball playing with Ingrid Morales and her sister
Patricia Alvarado as her partners.
Alvarado is the daughter of Edgar Alvarado Ardon, current
president of the Costa Rican Volleyball Federation and former
president of the Volleyball Association of Central American
Basketball players Rafael Ugalde Sanz and Jorge Arias Tuk were
the two other former athletes elected as part of the 2016 class.