Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Becky Schmidt Awarded the 2013 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year

Becky Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, was awarded the 2013 Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).  Hope College ranked No. 2 in the AVCA Top-25 Coaches Poll and made it to the Elite 8 of the NCAA National Tournament which took place at Hope.  Under Becky's leadership, The Flying Dutch finished this season at 29-2.

The team ranked nationally throughout the 2012 season, had won more than 20 victories for an eighth consecutive season, and finished second in the MIAA standings.  In 2013, Hope placed four players on the Great Lakes All-Region team, which is tied for most on that one region team with rival Calvin.  In Becky's ten years at the helm, Hope has finished first or second in the MIAA nine years in a row, while leading the Dutch to six consecutive NCAA Tournament berths.

Posted 1/08/2014 04:40:00 PM

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