The three-time defending Penn State women's volleyball team has been selected as a nominee for the prestigious Dapper Dan Awards. The annual award is given to a figure from the Pittsburgh area who has made the most outstanding accomplishment in sports during the past year.The Nittany Lions women's volleyball team is one of four nominees for 2009 Sportswoman of the Year. Dapper Dan Charities' executive committee will select the winners from the top vote-getters in each of five categories including, Sportsman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, Breakthrough Athlete of the Year, Best Play and Best Sports Moment. The team is joined in the Sportswoman of the Year category by North Carolina women's soccer player Meghan Klingenberg, Duquesne women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio and Pitt's Senior Associate Athletics Director Carol Sprague.
The NCAA labels as Tier I its basketball championships and the College World Series in Omaha. It labels hockey's Frozen Four, the Women's College World Series, wrestling and volleyball as Tier II events. The tiers define resources, sponsorships, promotion ...more
Members of the Redondo Union High School girls volleyball team cheer from a moving trolley as they and cross country runner Amber Gore were honored with a parade for winning state titles. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, Redondo Beach, CA. (Steve McCrank / Smore
ets say the mission of your college athletic career is to dive onto an unforgiving wood floor and keep a rocketing volleyball from reaching that floor.You wear a different jersey than your teammates because there are all kinds of rules limiting what you ...more
Provo In one of his first days on the job back in 2011, when getting to the NCAA Final Four was nothing but a far-fetched dream, BYU women's volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead made a recruiting pitch to a young phenom from Canada with out-of-this-world...more
PROVO The coaches say it after every match, and the players repeat it as often as they are told to say it, too: just take it one game at a time. As cliche as it's become, BYU women's volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead credits the mantra for his team'smore