Volleyball Seniors to be Honored in Final Home Match, Thursday
Nov. 3, 1999
Memphis, Tenn.-- - The University of Memphis (8-20, 2-11) volleyball team prepares to host its final regular season game at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The Tigers will be hosting UAB in their final Conference USA home match as well as saying goodbye to seniors Rosie Glenn and Amy Vaughn.
The seniors are the first two players to play all four years for current Head Coach Carrie Yerty, although they were committed to Memphis prior to Yerty's hiring. "Having these two players on the roster has allowed us to go out and continually recruit high-caliber athletes to continue to build toward our goal of a Conference USA championship," Yerty said.
Glenn came to the Tigers from Syracuse, New York. The outside hitter leads the team in kills and attempts and surpassed the 1,000 career kill mark with a career-high 19 kills against Houston last Friday.
"Rosie has been the most stable player for us this year. She is one of our primary passers and leads our attack," Yerty said.
Glenn, a member of the academic honor roll, is one pace to graduate in May with a degree in fashion merchandising.
Vaughn came to the Tigers from Kankakee, Illinois, and was originally recruited here as a setter before suffering a knee injury her freshman season.
"Amy is a real sparkplug for our team. She won the Tiger Spirit Award the past two seasons and served as one of our captains in 1998," Yerty said.
Vaughn, also a member of the academic honor roll, will complete her coursework in elementary education in the spring and has a semester of student teaching remaining prior to graduation.
"Both of these athletes have left their mark on this program and will be greatly missed on and off the court," Yerty said, "but they're ready for the next stage in life and the coaching staff and their teammates wish them well."
Tiger Senior Facts
Rosie Glenn... Started all 129 matches as a Tiger…is just the sixth player in school history to have 1,000 career digs and 1,000 career kills…surpassed the 1,000 career kill mark with a career-high 19 kills against Houston, the top team in the National Division of Conference USA…is currently ranked eighth in school history with 126 career services aces and is seventh with 1,131 digs…member of the academic honor roll who will graduate in May with a degree in fashion merchandising.
Played 106 matches…has played all three defensive back row positions…served as team captain in 1998…received the Tiger Spirit Award in each of the past two years…has 607 career digs, 262 assists and 36 service aces.