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Welcome to GCU Women’s Club Volleyball

Travel Team

The GCU Women’s Club Volleyball program provides an opportunity for students to stay competitive in the game, meet new friends, travel to different states and take pride in representing their university, while focusing on earning their degrees. We strive to provide a positive, energetic student experience and create memories that last a lifetime.

GCU Women’s Club Volleyball season usually consists of a fall preseason schedule that includes scrimmages against teams like Arizona State University as well as matches against local community colleges; and a competitive regular season schedule in the spring. We compete locally against in-state junior colleges, four-year colleges and club programs. We compete in leagues and tournaments as well as in-house competitions.

Our GCU Women’s Club Volleyball Travel team heads to Nevada, Colorado and California for intercollegiate competition, which provides unique, positive team experiences and an opportunity to promote Grand Canyon University to the public. The Lopes hope to build off the successes they’ve enjoyed in recent years, which include, which included winning the Mountain West Volleyball Conference Championship two years in a row, and in 2019, in their first-ever trip to it, winning the National Club Volleyball Federation National Championship.

We are excited about the future of GCU Women’s Club Volleyball as we work toward postseason play and the opportunity to compete for a second national title.

Development Team

As a member of the GCU Women’s Club Volleyball Development team, you will have the ability to compete in a combination of local tournaments and in-house competitions.

Pay your Club Volleyball dues here.

GCU Women’s Club Volleyball Schedules

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GCU Women's Club Volleyball Roster

GCU Women's Club Volleyball Coaching Staff

Kristine Naber

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Kristine Naber may only be in her fourth full year as the Head Coach of Grand Canyon University Club Women’s Volleyball, and her third full year as the head of volleyball operations for the club sports department, but she enters 2020-21 as the longest-tenured coach on the GCU campus.  Naber’s name has been synonymous with volleyball at one level or another on the GCU campus for over two decades.

Since taking over the club women’s volleyball program in the spring of 2017, Naber took a squad organized by four student leaders and helped multiply their roster numbers five times over.  She also led them to unprecedented heights. In the spring of 2018 as the Lopes swept all six of their playoff opponents en route to the Mountain West Conference Tournament Championship. The 2019 Lopes topped that by not only winning the MWVC Championship for a second straight season, but then headed to Colorado to capture the National Club Volleyball Federation National Championship in the Lopes’ first ever journey there. 

Before coming to the club side, Naber spent 21 years at the helm of the Lopes’ Women’s Volleyball program, navigating them from NCAA Division II to independent status back to Division II, and ultimately, leading them to their first three seasons on the NCAA Division I level as a member of the Western Athletic Conference. Naber’s 329 career wins during her 21 years is still the most in the history of the program, and the 25-win season she led the ’99 Lopes to is still the high-water mark for wins for the squad.

As a player, Naber also made history, becoming the first Lopes’ Volleyball player to be named an NAIA All-American.  The former Lopes’ setter is still #1 in the GCU record books for most games played in a single season, and among the top 10 Lopes’ players in career assists and digs.

Naber also coached Agua Fria High School in Avondale to three state tournament berths during her four years as their varsity head coach before joining the GCU staff.

Naber earned her degree in Physical Education for secondary teachers from GCU in 1991.  The lights of her life are her three children:  Nick, Shelby and Tatum.