1980 U.S. WOmen's Olympic Team
1988 Court of Honor Selection
The United States first "great" team, and a team that brought volleyball as a serious Olympic Sport to the attention of all Americans, the 1980 U.S. Women's Olympic team told the world that volleyball, as a serious compettitive sport had resurrected in the land of its birth. It was a team that included all of the great stars of that era, many of whom would go on to fame in the early eighties and the first Olympic medal for the United States.
The 1980 team was the initial monument to the coaching genius of Arie Selinger and accomplished many "firsts" for him and the United States, both domestically and internationally, and except for the Carter Boycott, quite possibly the 1980 Olympic Gold Medal.