University of Houston Volleyball
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Famous Alumni

Flo Hyman

U.S. National Team Member, 1st female scholarship athlete at the University of Houston. Three time All-American. 1984 Silver Medalist.
1976 National Player of the Year.

Tilman Fertitta

Known as the Billion Dollar Buyer.
Owner of Landry’s, Inc and the Houston Rockets.
Chairman of the board of regents of the University of Houston.

Dennis Quaid

American actor known for a wide variety of dramatic and comedic roles.
Breaking Away (1979), Great Balls of Fire! (1989), The Right Stuff (1983), The Big Easy (1986), Innerspace (1987), The Parent Trap (1998), Frequency (2000), Traffic (2000), The Rookie (2002), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Vantage Point (2008), Footloose (2011), Soul Surfer (2011), and The Intruder (2019).

Jim Parsons

Best known for his role as Sheldon Cooper on
the Big Bang Theory.

Brene Brown

Author and Research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at The Graduate College of Social Work.

Carl Lewis

American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. Currently the track and field coach at the University of Houston.

Hakeen Olajuwon

“The Dream” is considered one of the greatest centers ever to play the game.
NBA champion (1994, 1995)
NBA Finals MVP (1994, 1995)
NBA Most Valuable Player (1994)
12× NBA All-Star (19851990, 19921997)