Farewell to Conference USA: Houston Volleyball

    
    

    June 28, 2013

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    Volleyball

    2 - C-USA titles
    • 1999 (regular season title - Co-Champions)
    • 1997 (tournament title)

    4 - C-USA Player of the Year Honorees

    5 NCAA Tournament Appearances
    • 1996-2000

    C-USA Academics
    • 6 - C-USA All-Academic Team Selections
    • 3 - CoSIDA Academic All-District Selections
    • 1 - C-USA Postgraduate Scholarship
    • 2 - AVCA Team Academic Awards

    C-USA Accolades
    • 42 - All-Conference Selections
    • 20 of 42 have been named a C-USA First Team selection
    • Have notched an All-Conference honoree all 17 years in C-USA
    • 9 - C-USA All-Freshman Team Selections

    1 - C-USA Freshman of the Year
    • Michelle Frazier (1997)
    2 - All-Decade Team Members (1995-2004)
    • Michelle Frazier (First Team)
    • Jennifer Wittenburg (First Team)
    3 - AVCA All-America Honors 18 - AVCA All-Region Honors
    3 - CoSIDA Academic All-District Selections
    • Jaci Gonzalez (2005)
    • Donna Sellen (2002)
    • Emily Leffers (1997)
    1 - C-USA Postgraduate Scholarship

    1997 - C-USA Tournament Champions
    Record: 23-10
    C-USA Finish: 14-2 (2nd)
    Postseason: NCAA Tournament (Palo Alto, Calif.)
    Coach: Bill Walton (12th season)

    Winners of 11 of its last 12 regular season games, Houston propelled into second place in the C-USA regular season race and eventually went on to claim the C-USA Tournament title with a 3-0 weekend sweep of Memphis, Saint Louis and Cincinnati at Hofheinz Pavilion. The tournament title was the first for the program since joining C-USA in 1996. The Cougars postseason run began in Palo Alto, Calif., facing Oklahoma, but would end in a 3-0 loss.

    1999 - C-USA Regular Season Co-Champions
    Record: 22-10
    C-USA Finish: 13-3 (1st)
    Postseason: NCAA Tournament (Austin, Texas)
    Coach: Bill Walton (14th season)

    Houston put together one of the most successful seasons in C-USA in 1999, notching the Regular Season title with a 13-3 league record to advance to the NCAA Tournament in Austin, Texas. The Cougars won 16 of 17 from Sept. 16-Nov. 7, which included eight 3-0 sweeps en route to a strong finish and share of the regular season crown. Houston would eventually fall 3-0 to No. 15 Texas in the Austin - NCAA Tournament to end its season with a 22-10 overall record.


     

     

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