Volleyball Weekly Recap

The USA vs Brazil Challenge this past weekend generated a lot of hype and started to get everyone excited for Rio 2016. While Brazil won the overall, the US did bring home some hardware. Check out the full recap of the event here.   Following the event, April Ross wrote a blog about her experience…

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Scott Wong Named Pepperdine Women’s Volleyball Head Coach

Former AVP player and Pepperdine alum Scott Wong has been named the Waves’ new head women’s volleyball coach. Wong was a three-time All-American for the Pepperdine men’s volleyball team from 1998-01. In his coaching career, Wong assisted Marv Dunphy on the Waves’ sideline for four men’s seasons between 2005-09. Since 2010, Wong has been associate coach for Dave…

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British-Iranian woman gets 1-year prison sentence for trying to watch volleyball game

Ghoncheh Ghavami, a 25-year old British-Iranian woman, has been sentenced to one year of prison in Iran for participating in a protest against the country’s ban on women watching volleyball matches. The prison sentence was reported by Iranian media outlets and confirmed to The Associated Press by Ghavami’s lawyer, who said the charge was “propagating against the…

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