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.
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
|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|
|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)|