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"Without knowing and respecting the history... there is NO future." Ruth N. Nelson
Real People interviewS Flo Hyman
Dr Sue Garrison the Mother of Women's Athletics at UH
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Happy birthday...thinking of you daily!
10th Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup - 2021
ABOUT FLO HYMAN
Flo Hyman was one of the most accomplished student-athletes in Houston history. A native of Los Angeles, she joined the Cougars from 1974 to 1976 and made an immediate impact as one of the first female athletic scholarship recipients in school history.
Hyman was a three-time AIAW All-American and was recognized as the National Player of the Year in 1976. During her time in the Scarlet and White, she led the Cougars to 120 victories and a Top-5 finish at the AIAW National Tournament every season.
Following her collegiate career, Hyman began an award-winning international playing career and led the United States to the Silver Medal in the 1984 Olympic Games. She was inducted into the University of Houston Athletics Hall of Honor in 1988.
Hyman passed away unexpectedly in 1986 at the age of 31. Today, she is not only remembered as one of the sport of volleyball's most powerful players but as a leader who worked to uphold the Civil Rights Restoration Act and the strengthening of Title IX legislation.
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Where were you January 24, 1986
When you heard that Flo Hyman had passed away?
When you heard that Flo Hyman had passed away?
'Girls of Color and Title IX: An Unfulfilled Promise'
'Girls of Color and Title IX: An Unfulfilled Promise' — featuring LaChina Robinson, Billie Jean King, Candace Parker, Dawn Staley, Neena Chaudhry and Sarah Axelson
flo hyman collegiate cup was established by former UH Coach Alvey and former UH legendary, Hall of FAmer and innovator coach Ruth N. Nelson. This event is now under the direction of Cougar Head Coach David Rehr
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 to former Cougar Coach Kaddie Platt and UH Cougars for honoring Flo and her family during your legacy and continuing the legacy of the Cougar Volleyball at its BEST!
Official Partners of the Flo hyman collegiate cup volleyball clinic
the MARFAN FOUNDation & Sports Imports Supporting the legacy of flo hyman and the flo hyman collegiate cup and clinic
2019 flo Hyman Collegiate Cup at the athletics/feritta center
Nelson gives Induction acceptance speech for Hyman family
2018 Feb 7 National Girls and Women in Sports Day - Minnesota continues to honor flo Hyman in her contributions
1986 1st Annual Volleyball Classic In Memory of 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
All-time great Houston teammates blazed path for volleyball’s next generation
The MARFAN FOUNDATION at the 2017 Texas Sports Hall of Fame providing education on why early detection screening for Marfan Syndrome is critical.
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
1964 Olympics first year to include volleyball which the Japanese volleyball team set a new era of women training all-year-round.
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