KOKOMO, Ind. – Indiana University Kokomo is coming one step closer to establishing its first women’s volleyball team.
From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, April 12 through 14, tryouts for the women’s volleyball team will be held in the Northwestern High School gymnasium. Eligible athletes must be full-time students and in good academic standing.
Earlier this year, IU Kokomo Chancellor Michael Harris announced the addition of club sports to student activities – offering competitive men’s basketball and women’s volleyball with an eye on joining the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) by fall 2012. In March, Kristen Snoddy, senior lecturer in English, was named coach of the campus’ first women’s volleyball team.
“There are approximately 25 women who have expressed an interest in playing on the team,” said Coach Snoddy, who has about 30 years of experience in coaching volleyball. “I am pleased so far with the interest and the encouragement that I have received both on and off campus.”
Snoddy noted interest in playing on the competitive team is a combination of current IU Kokomo students, high school seniors and students attending other universities who are considering transferring to IU Kokomo. She anticipated that due to the volume of interest, tryouts will result in a competitive group of women from which to select for the team.
“Our intent is to work hard to demonstrate we are both willing and able to make a positive contribution to the already existing NAIA member schools,” added Snoddy. Athletes should attend all three tryouts, noted Snoddy. Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.
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