Club beach volleyball is a growing team in the Grand Canyon University club sports program. This program provides an opportunity for students to meet new friends, compete, travel and take pride in representing their university while focusing on earning their degrees. We strive to provide a positive and energetic student experience and help create memories that will last a lifetime, while still allowing students time to focus on their academic journeys at GCU.
The club beach volleyball program currently is looking to grow quickly to allow more opportunities for student involvement. Club beach volleyball consists of an off-season in the fall and a competitive season in the spring. The team competes locally against in-state community colleges, four-year colleges and other programs. They also compete in tournaments and in-house competitions. Traveling to places such as Nevada, Colorado and California to compete provides unique and positive team experiences, as well as an opportunity to promote Grand Canyon University to a more diverse audience.
We are looking forward to the future of GCU club beach volleyball as we work toward postseason play.
Schedule for 2017 coming soon!
Kelli Dallmann is the head coach for the club beach volleyball program. Though she is a new to the club sports department, Dallmann isn’t new to Grand Canyon University.
Dallmann is from Peoria, Arizona. She played volleyball and ran track at Cactus High School, winning nine team/individual state championships. After high school, she played indoor volleyball at Northern Arizona University for four years and received her Bachelors in Public Health. After graduating from NAU, she played one year of beach volleyball at Grand Canyon University while receiving her Masters of Science in Leadership. Dallmann and her beach volleyball partner made it to the Sweet 16 tournament of the Beach Volleyball Collegiate Championships in Alabama in 2014.
After receiving her Master’s degree, Dallmann stayed at GCU as the assistant beach volleyball coach for two years. She accepted a full-time position in GCU’s marketing department as a marketing event planner and manages the GCU Athletics Street Team.