Women's Volleyball Blog | 2014

New LED video displays added in Smith Fieldhouse

Aug 26, 2014 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 11:07 am | Permalink

In preparation for the upcoming 2014 women’s volleyball season, BYU has installed three new LED video displays around Elaine Michaelis Court at the Smith Fieldhouse.

The main scoreboard at center court has been replaced with a 9 feet by 16 feet, 6 mm LED display. Two new 3 feet by 12 feet, 10 mm displays have been added to the baselines. BYU partnered with YESCO Electronics, a digital signage solutions company out of Salt Lake City, on the production and installation of the new displays.

“We are thrilled to have these new video boards in the Smith Fieldhouse and are very grateful to the generous donors who helped make this possible,” BYU Assistant Athletic Director, Facilities and Events Manager Matt Nix said. “The Smith Fieldhouse is already one of the great volleyball venues in the country and these displays will just enhance the volleyball experience for our fans. In addition to live video and replays, we will also be able to display statistics and other information for all of the fans to see throughout the match. We are excited for this new addition to the already fantastic volleyball experience at BYU.”

In addition to use at men’s and women’s volleyball matches and gymnastic meets, the displays will also be available for use at all other non-athletic meetings and events hosted in the Smith Fieldhouse.

Hamson competes internationally for USA

Jun 30, 2014 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 9:54 am | Permalink

Senior opposite Jennifer Hamson returned home last week from an 11-day tour in China with the U.S. Collegiate National team.

Originally selected to participate as one of 36 players to play in Minneapolis, Hamson’s group was changed to one of just 12 headed to China.

The team participated in six matches against Chinese collegiate and adult teams.

The program was considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team.

This was the second year that Hamson participated in the U.S. Collegiate National Team (formerly known as the U.S. Women’s National A2 Team) having previously participated in the summer of 2012.

Women's volleyball recognized at annual awards banquet

Jan 15, 2014 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 9:05 am | Updated: June 30, 2014 9:55 am | Permalink
 

 

BYU women's volleyball closed the 2013 season with its annual awards banquet Tuesday evening in the Blue Zone of LaVell Edwards Stadium.

The Cougars finished the season with a 24-7 overall record and a 15-3 second-place West Coast Conference finish. BYU advanced to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the second consecutive year. 

Family and friends gathered together to share a meal as well as watch highlight reels, listen to speeches and accept awards following a successful 2013 season.

The following Cougars were recognized for their achievements in 2013:

Third-team All-America: Alexa Gray
AVCA All-Pacific South Region First Team: Alexa Gray
AVCA All-Pacific South Region Honorable Mention: Camry Godfrey
First-team All-WCC: Alexa Gray, Kathryn LeCheminant
All-WCC Honorable Mention: Tambre Haddock, Ciara Parker
WCC Freshman of the Year: Whitney Young
WCC All-Academic First Team: Ciara Parker, Tia Withers Welling