1 month, 2 weeks ago by Bob Gough
HOLYOKE, Mass. (Oct. 18, 2013) – Three-time U.S. Olympic Women's Volleyball Team player Caren Kemner (Quincy, Ill.) was one of three legendary individuals enshrined into the Volleyball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013 on Friday evening Holyoke, Mass., the sport's birthplace. The Volleyball Hall of Fame also recognized the 14 founding National Federations of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) as its Court of Honor during the gala event.
Along with Kemner, the Class of 2013 consists of women’s beach volleyball player Natalie Cook of Australia and men’s indoor volleyball player Vyacheslav Zaytsev of Russia. The Volleyball Hall of Fame now has a total of 115 inductees representing 21 different countries.
“Natalie Cook, Caren Kemner and Vyacheslav Zaytsev made unique and lasting impressions on our sport and the Volleyball Hall of Fame is honored to memorialize their accomplishments here in Holyoke,” Volleyball Hall of Fame Executive Director George Mulry said. “It was wonderful to have five representatives of the FIVB founding National Federations present for the Court of Honor recognition. Volleyball is truly a global sport and it is special when people from around the world are able to travel to Holyoke and experience the birthplace of their beloved sport.”