Several Indoor Players Find Success in Second Sport in 2017-18

  0 Wendy Mayer | June 05th, 2018 | College - Beach, College - Women's Indoor, News

As the 2017-18 school year winds down and the final two championships are decided (softball and outdoor track), we take a look back at some of the talented Division I athletes who participated in multiple sports.

According to our research, with help from school indoor volleyball sports information directors, 37 Division I indoor volleyball players participated in a second sport in 2017-18. Several were award winners in their second sports. Take a look at those successes below.


From the Hardwood to the Beach

Nineteen of the two-sport athletes made the natural crossover to play beach volleyball, including seven from Stanford and seven from Florida Gulf Coast.

The group included AVCA first team All-Americans from Stanford in libero Morgan Hentz and outside hitter Kathryn Plummer. Florida Gulf Coast senior outside hitter Amanda Carroll was an AVCA All-Region honoree indoors.

Plummer, last year’s Pac-12 Beach Freshman of the Year was a first team All-Pac 12 selection on the beach again in 2018.

FGCU’s Snowy Burnam was named Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year for both indoor and beach, a conference first. Fellow FGCU indoor player Karissa Rhoades garnered first team All-ASUN honors on the beach. Stetson rookie outside hitter Rebecca Ingram was selected to the ASUN All-Freshman team.  

Pepperdine’s Heidi Dyer picked up first team All-West Coast Conference honors on the beach.

Tulane sophomore libero Kaylie McHugh was named as an AVCA Beach All-American alongside partner Maddie Mertz.


To the Track

Nine players were on the track team at their respective institutions, among those was first team All-American and Pac-12 Setter of the Year Jenna Gray from Stanford. Gray is in her second year as a javelin thrower following an All-American season in 2017.

Gray is the only member of the group to advance to the NCAA Championships. She will compete in the javelin on Thursday in Eugene, Oregon, looking to follow at 16th place finish and second team All-America honors in 2017.


Miscellaneous Sports

Five of the two-sport athletes played basketball, two were on the softball team and one participated in rowing.

Kansas State redshirt freshman middle blocker Peyton Williams earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors on the hardwood, after averaging 14.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.


Indoor Volleyball Players Participating in a Second Sport

Name School Year Position Second Sport
Charlinda Colbert Savannah State Junior MB Basketball
Faith Dooley North Dakota Senior MB Basketball
Blair Gillard Houston Baptist Senior MB Basketball
Brighton Taylor Utah Valley Senior MB Basketball
Peyton Williams Kansas State Redshirt Freshman MB Basketball
Amanda Carroll Florida Gulf Coast Senior OH Beach Volleyball
Karissa Rhoades Florida Gulf Coast Senior L/DS Beach Volleyball
Giovanna Borgiotti Florida Gulf Coast Junior OH Beach Volleyball
Alayna Ryan Florida Gulf Coast Sophomore OH Beach Volleyball
Cortney Van Liew Florida Gulf Coast Sophomore OH Beach Volleyball
Snowy Burnam Florida Gulf Coast Sophomore OH/Opp/S Beach Volleyball
Kaitlan Krivdo Florida Gulf Coast Senior MB Beach Volleyball
Nikki Lyons Pepperdine Junior OH Beach Volleyball
Heidi Dyer Pepperdine Junior OH/S Beach Volleyball
Courtney Bowen Stanford Redshirt Sophomore MB Beach Volleyball
Payton Chang Stanford Junior S/DS Beach Volleyball
Kate Formico Stanford Freshman DS Beach Volleyball
Morgan Hentz Stanford Sophomore Libero Beach Volleyball
Cailtin Keefe Stanford Sophomore DS Beach Volleyball
Kathryn Plummer Stanford Sophomore OH Beach Volleyball
Blake Sharp Stanford Freshman OH Beach Volleyball
Julie Varga Stetson Junior RS/OH Beach Volleyball
Rebecca Ingram Stetson Freshman OH/RS Beach Volleyball
Kaylie McHugh Tulane Sophomore L Beach Volleyball
Brooke Enners Rutgers Senior OH Rowing
Brittany Anderson Valparaiso Freshman S Softball
Chloe Rogers Lipscomb Senior RS Softball
Kathleen Medill Air Force Freshman MB Track (High Jump)
Cambria Galloway Air Force Freshman RS Track (Long Jump/Triple Jump)
Arianna Person Belmont Senior OH Track (High Jump)
Jessica Vestal Belmont Grad. Student OH Track (Javelin)
Liz Wayne Duquesne Junior MB Track (High Jump)
Oneillia Fuller Savannah State Freshman MB Track & Field (400, 4×400, HJ)
Jenna Gray Stanford Sophomore S Track (Javelin)
McKyla Brooks Stony Brook Junior MB Track (Jumps/Sprints)
Chloee Klespies Toledo Sophomore OH/MB Track & Field (throws)

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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