Ruth N. Nelson gives acceptance speech for the 2017 Texas Sports Hall of Game on behalf of her family.
Flo Hyman along with Rita Crockett- Buck are 2 of the 8 athletes being inducted February 21, 2017 at 6pm.
2017 flo Hyman Collegiate Cup at the Athletics / alumni Center
“We are privileged to host the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup Tournament and Clinic in honor of Flo Hyman. She is one of our Houston greats as well as USA Volleyball’s greats! When I was a young athlete, Flo Hyman was my favorite player because of her amazing abilities. Now, after hosting the tournament for three years I have listen to her former teammates and coaches speak about her as a person. Now, Flo is a favorite because of her caring character, generosity, inner courage, and amazing spirt. We are honored to host a tournament and clinic in honor of such an amazing women!”
Head Volleyball Coach
University of Houston
Marisa Guzman #7
"It's been said that the world is full of winners, but there are very few champions. A champion and a winner are separated by attitude. A champion is someone who acts professional, gives his or her best regardless of the score, and can be counted on at all times. A champion wants to pass the ball when the score is 14-14, to take the last shot when his or her team is trailing by two points, or to step up to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning with two out and the bases loaded. Somewhere along the line we all have the choice and the chance to become not only a winner but also a champion." Flo Hyman without a doubt was and still today is a champion. It's an honor and inspiration to be able to wear and play in the same number as Flo!”
Former Houston volleyball member and current Head Coach of Alabama A & M Rose Magers-Powell returned to the 2015 Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup for the first time since being inducted into the UH Hall of Honor
flo hyman collegiate cup was established by former UH Coach Alvey and former UH legendary and innovator coach Ruth N. Nelson and now under the direction of Houston Cougar Head Coach Kaddie Platt
University of Houston dedication to supporting the long legacy and history of UH volleyball which began in the early 70's with coaches Nelson/Hawthorne. At that time, UH Cougars not only finished at the Final Four level (AIAW top 4) but also had a long history with players on the USA Women's National Team. Hyman, Magers and Crockett were 3 of the starters on the 1984 Silver Medal Team along with USA National Team member Sherryl Moore.
Thanks Kaddie and UH Cougars for honoring Flo and her family and continuing the legacy of Cougar Volleyball at its BEST!
A Tribute to Flo Hyman - Always a Cougar Houston to Host Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup: Sept. 14-15
A TRIBUTE TO FLO HYMAN
"ALWAYS A COUGAR"
With a week leading up to Houston's Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup, we honor a Cougar Great in Flo Hyman.
Flo Hyman, considered one of the most influential volleyball players in University of Houston history, was a three-year letter winner from 1974-76 for the Cougars. She was a 1998 Hall of Honor inductee after being named a three-time AIAW All-America honoree. She was also named AIAW National Player of the Year in 1976 and went on to represent to USA National Team capture a silver medal at the 22nd Olympiad in Los Angeles, Calif. with Houston teammates Rita Crockett and Rose Magers.
First College player that wore Flo's #7 at age 7 and continued in honor of the late Flo Hyman thru her Sophomore year in college
Official Partners of the Flo hyman collegiate cup volleyball clinic
The MARFAN FOUNDATION at the 2017 Texas Sports Hall of Fame providing education on why early detection screening for Marfan Syndrome is critical.
the MARFAN FOUNDation & Sports Imports Supporting the legacy of flo hyman and the flo hyman collegiate cup and clinic
If Flo Hyman were here today, she would want all players to believe in themselves, teammates and coaches while honoring the sport, and respecting those at Houston. The University of Houston provided her the foundation to become one of the finest ambassadors the U.S. ever had. More
Ruth N. Nelson former friend, teammate and Head Coach of University of Houston
Preserving A Legacy | Flo Hyman Fan Page | Flo Hyman Website
Preserving A Legacy at Houston... UH remembers Flo Hyman and her impact on women's sports
Sept. 19, 2013
by Roman Petrowski
Houston Athletics Communications
As you sit in the stands at the University of Houston Athletics/Alumni Center this weekend and take in the Cougars' first home game you may recognize the name attached to the front of the tournament. You may have heard a tale or two about the legend of Flo Hyman. A select few may even remember watching the great player attack the net in Cougar Scarlet and White in the mid-1970s.
"If I had to pick one word that best describes Flo," former volleyball coach Ruth Nelson said during Hyman's Houston Hall of Honor induction speech, "the word would have to be inspirational." Read More
To be true to one's self.....
To be true to one's self is the ultimate test in life. To have courage and the sensitivity to follow your hidden dreams and stand tall against the odds that are bound to fall in your path. Life is too short and precious to be dealt with in any other fashion. This thought I hold dear to my heart and I always try to be true to myself and others that I encounter along the way." - Flo Hyman
Hyman contributions to women in sport as well as volleyball is viewed and celebrated all over the world yearly!
Ebony, Julia, Hannah and Ainsley respecting Flo Hyman by participating on the first TEAM FLO at age 7 & 8