Volleyball alumnae celebrate team’s winning season

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 in Alumni News, News, and Sports

The KU women’s volleyball team enjoyed unprecedented success this season, earning a No. 11 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and finishing the year with a 26-7 record- the best winning percentage in the program’s history.

Last weekend, the program hosted the NCAA First and Second rounds for the first time in KU history. The Jayhawks beat Cleveland State in the first round and ended their historic season with a loss to Wichita State in the second round.

Alumnae of the KU volleyball program gathered before the NCAA Tournament

Before the match, KU Alumni staff members Mike Davis and Caitlin Wise had a chance to chat with several former players: Nancy (Bell) Dorsey, d’02, g’04; Ana (Kreimer) Horbelt, d’00; and Amy (Myatt) Macrorie, d’02, g’05.

Dorsey is currently a teacher and volleyball coach at St. James Academy in Lenexa, and her friends were quick to share that Dorsey’s team had just won its fifth straight state title, while Dorsey herself was named Class 5A Coach of the Year.

The three former players shared how excited they are about the Kansas volleyball program’s success, their pride in being Jayhawks and that no matter how much time has passed, the teammates are able to pick right up as though they just saw each other yesterday.

Dorsey hopes to have alumni reunions for her high school teams in the future, so her players can experience the same type of camaraderie that the KU teammates enjoy so much.

“The reminiscing is the best part about coming back.”

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