News & Events
October 30, 2009
For Immediate Release
Jerry Fitzsimons, Volleyball Hall of Fame Public Relations Department email@example.com
Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Manager of Media Relations and Publications firstname.lastname@example.org
Volleyball Hall of Fame Inducts Class of 2009 Inductees
HOLYOKE, Mass. (Oct. 30, 2009) - Holly McPeak, a three-time United States beach Olympian, was one of six individuals enshrined Oct. 30 into the hallowed halls of the Volleyball Hall of Fame in an induction ceremony held at the sport's birthplace in Holyoke, Mass. The Volleyball Hall of Fame, incorporated in 1978, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the great men and women of the sport, and the promotion of volleyball worldwide.
Along with McPeak, the 24th class consists of Ana Beatriz Moser of Brazil, Ivan Bugajenkov of Latvia who played for Russia, Nikolai Karpol of Russia, the late Paul Libaud of France and Siegfried Schneider of Germany. Libaud was selected as an administrator, Karpol was honored in the coach category and the four remaining individuals were selected as players. Overall, the Volleyball Hall of Fame now has 94 members and 70 percent of the inductees since 1998 are from outside the United States. Schneider is the first inductee from Germany, bringing the total to 17 countries being represented in the Volleyball Hall of Fame.
"The Volleyball Hall of Fame welcomes the newest class of inductees who represent the highest caliber of international players, coaches and administrators in the sport of volleyball," Volleyball Hall of Fame President David Casey said. "As the Hall continues its mission to serve as a worldwide historical repository memorializing the sport, we are pleased to see the representation from so many different countries and the increased attention the FIVB (Federation Internationale de Volleyball) has taken in regards to the Hall itself."
For the complete press release with individual bio sketches on each inductee, visit usaolleyball.org
ABOUT THE VOLLEYBALL HALL OF FAME
The Volleyball Hall of Fame, incorporated in 1978, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring the great men and women of the sport, and the promotion of volleyball worldwide. Prior to 2009, a total of 88 individuals have been enshrined into the Volleyball Hall of Fame, which is located in the birthplace of the sport. The 24th enshrinement event, including Hall of Famers 89 through 94, will take place at the Hall of Fame at 444 Dwight St. in Heritage State Park on Oct. 30, 2009.