Come Celebrate with the Houston cougars in the 2014 flo Hyman Collegiate Cup at the Athleteics/alumni Center
flo hyman collegiate cup was established by former UH Coach Alvey and former UH legenary 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.
Ebony, Julia, Hannah and Ainsley respecting Flo Hyman by participating on the first TEAM FLO
Flo Hyman contributions to women in sport as well as volleyball is viewed and celebrated all over the world yearly!
Flo Hyman Texas Hall of Fame Ballot
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. During her time as a Cougar, she loved going to class, training and representing a fine academic institution. She was given so many outstanding awards throughout her career, but the one that stands out the most to me is given by the Women's Sports Foundation, The Flo Hyman Memorial award. There are many states, cities, communities and universities that provide a similar award naming her and is given to any sport athlete that captures her dignity, spirit and commitment to excellence. Her final passion was becoming an advocate for gender equality in sport and for the passage of the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1988. We join her in prayer and in thought recognizing and honoring her driving force-- that of helping others no matter what their social economic background. Everyone deserved an opportunity to succeed. Remember when she was offered a full scholarship in 1974 she chose to share the monies with her teammates. How many players would do that today?
Ruth N. Nelson former friend, teammate and Head Coach of University of Houston
Preserving A Legacy | Flo Hyman Fan Page | Flo Hyman Website
Perserving A Legacy Houston Volleyball 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 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