Women’s 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. Women’s 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 women’s club beach volleyball as we work toward postseason play.
Schedule for 2017 coming soon!
Kristine Naber is the head coach of GCU’s women’s club beach volleyball. She played collegiate volleyball at Grand Canyon University as a setter and was named to the NAIA and ASICS All-American Teams. In the summer of 1987, she traveled to China with USA Volleyball to compete, using her skills as a setter to assist the team on their journey to victory. Coach Naber became the head coach at Grand Canyon University in 1995 and was able to coach at the NCAA Division I and II levels. In Division II, she gained recognition for being a top-25 team in the nation. She has coached All-Conference players, All-Region players and All-Americans. Coach Naber also has run summer clinics for the past 25 years, including all-skills and positional camps, while also conducting private lessons for players ages 7 to 18. Coach Naber loves coaching and training hard-working players and helping them be the best they can be.