Volleyball Works with Local Kids at Flo Hyman Clinic

Sept. 15, 2012

HOUSTON — University of Houston Volleyball took time out of hosting the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup to host an hour-long clinic for local children on Saturday afternoon in the Athletics/Alumni Center. 

The clinic was held in between the Cougars’ two matches during the second day of the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup. The team, under first year head coach Kaddie Platt, worked with children on basic volleyball skills, while showing what Houston Volleyball is all about as a program.

The Cougars continue to build relationships in the local community and give back to those who support them on and off the court. The team worked with Generation One in late August. For a full recap on that event, click here.

“It was a privilege to host a local kids clinic in honor of Flo Hyman and her accomplishments as a Cougar and to the sport of volleyball,” said Platt. “Our team enjoyed the young players’ company as we all love to see aspiring young girls achieve success in our sport.”

Flo Hyman, considered one of the most influential volleyball players in University of Houston history, was a three-year letterwinner from 1974-76 for the Cougars. She was a 1998 Hall of Honor inductee after being named a three-time AIAW All-America honoree. She was also named AIAW National Player of the Year in 1976 and went on to represent to USA National Team capture a silver medal at the 22nd Olympiad in Los Angeles, Calif. with Houston teammates Rita Crockett and Rose Magers.   

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Houston will return to the court when it opens Conference USA play at Rice, Tuesday at 7 p.m., at Tudor Fieldhouse.



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