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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22523.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1989 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22523

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1989 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed April 19, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/22668/show/22523.

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Title Houstonian 1989
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Transcript Top 20 Team Quiet and unassuming, our team carved out a niche for itself in the Southwest Conference and the national volleyball scene. Twice, during the weeks of September 20 and October 18, the Lady Coogs were ranked in the NCAA Top 20 poll. They finished up the season just barely out of an NCAA post-season tournament bid and fourth in the NCAA South Region. The team ended the season 20-11, keeping a small, but vociferous group of fans happy with its tenacity and comeback abilities. For the first time, UH won its own tournament, "The Whataburger Classic" in a heartstopping game with Georgia. Lashelle Dobson won the MVP Award for her performance there. Whataburger also sponsored a serving contest between games, where people served for prizes and learned that serving was not as easy as the Lady Cougars made it look. Northwestern, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and Florida State were all early-season victims as the win-loss record climbed to 13-3. Then the season took a slight dip, as five games in a row were dropped, including four in the Southwest Conference — the Rice game marking the season low point. The team bounced back and crushed Baylor in three straight games, then promptly lost the first two games in an away match with Texas A&M. The next two hour forty-five minute match was a record buster, as Junior Julie Gates and team captain Lori Bolk recorded 29 and 33 digs, respectively. Buoyed by their success, they tip-toed by LSU, steamrolled Rice at home, and came back from 2-1 deficit to beat Texas Tech. Losing to Kentucky effectively knocked the team out of post-season play. The team broke into the national rankings for the first time since 1980. Julie Gates was named SWC player of the week, and also made all-tournament teams in nearly every tournament in which she played. She was also named to the first team All-Southwest Conference. Graduating seniors Lashelle Dobson and Lori Bolk were named to second team All-SWC. In the past three years, the players have climbed one rank per year in the difficult SWC. Missing bids to the NCAA tournament by a series of close games two years in a row has made the team wiser and hungry for postseason play. ► Michael Danke Outside hitter Lori Bolk hits the floor in order to keep the ball alive. Photo by Hugh Tom. The University of Houston Volleyball team. Front row: Karen Bell, Birgitt Haderlein, Leslie Sadleir; Middle row: Dan Riley (Adm. asst.), Lori Bolk, Ginger Wittkofski, Lashelle Dobson, Janelle Harmonson, Eva Chavez (Grad. asst.); Back row: Bill Walton (Head Coach), Tina Thompson, Tina Johnson, Latisha Charles, Norah Simpson, Julie Gates, Yong Guo (Grad. asst.) 232 ■ Sports Head coach Bill Walton studies the game closely as outside hitter Norah Simpson takes a drink. Photo by Hugh Tom. The players Janelle Harmonson, Lori Bolk and Lashelle Dobson discuss their strategy. Photo by Hugh Tom.