Carnegie Mellon University Women's Volleyball


  • Top 10% for retention in women's volleyball
  • Top 23% tallest athletes in women's volleyball
  • Top 13% tallest setters in women's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 30% tallest outside hitters / rights in women's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 27% tallest defensive specialists / liberos in women's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 1% for spending per athlete in women's volleyball in Division III
  • Top 6% in women's volleyball in Division III for ACT score
  • Top 3% in women's volleyball in Division III for SAT score
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Team Information - Women

Division III
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Meet Marcus

Director of Special Projects

Marcus is a six-time world medalist, three-time world champion, and an Olympic bronze medalist from Philadelphia. He holds a B.A. from Temple University and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco. He has worked at Sparks since 2010. As a rowing coxswain, he is intimately acquainted with the recruiting and training issues around specialized sport positions.

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Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
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On Campus
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Classroom Ratio:
10 to 1
Campus Setting:
City: Large
Institution Type:
4-year, Private
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Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Other
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • Wellness Housing
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Most Strenuous
Top 3 Majors:
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture 46
Architecture and Related Services, Other 0
Environmental Design/Architecture 0
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other 0
European Studies/Civilization 0
Russian, Central European, East European and Eurasian Studies 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other 1
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 32
Biometry/Biometrics 2
Biophysics 0
Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Other 0
Neuroscience 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Actuarial Science 0
Business Administration and Management, General 33
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other 7
Business/Managerial Economics 0
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other 0
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 3
Finance, General 33
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 4
Operations Management and Supervision 9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 0
Computer and Information Sciences, Other 7
Computer Graphics 0
Computer Science 197
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 1
Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other 0
Information Technology 0
Multicultural Education 0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 0
Chemical Engineering 73
Civil Engineering, General 37
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 149
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics 0
Engineering, General 0
Engineering, Other 1
Mechanical Engineering 117
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering 0
Operations Research 0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Nanotechnology 1
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing 11
English Language and Literature, General 4
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 16
Rhetoric and Composition 0
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature 0
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 0
French Language and Literature 2
German Language and Literature 0
Japanese Language and Literature 2
Linguistics 1
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 0
Russian Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 0
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other 0
History, General 2
History, Other 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 31
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics 6
Financial Mathematics 8
Mathematical Statistics and Probability 2
Mathematics and Statistics, Other 21
Mathematics, General 32
Mathematics, Other 0
Statistics, General 22
Statistics, Other 0
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences 1
Biopsychology 11
Cognitive Science 7
International/Global Studies 12
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 0
Science, Technology and Society 0
Systems Science and Theory 90
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 0
Environmental Studies 0
Natural Resources Management and Policy 0
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Applied and Professional Ethics 9
Logic 4
Philosophy 2
Physical Sciences
Astrophysics 0
Chemical Physics 0
Chemistry, General 27
Materials Science 36
Physical Sciences 0
Physical Sciences, Other 0
Physics, General 21
Physics, Other 1
Polymer Chemistry 0
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics 0
Psychology, General 42
Psychology, Other 0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General 11
Social Sciences
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics 20
Economics, General 18
International Economics 0
International Relations and Affairs 12
Political Science and Government, General 1
Social Sciences, Other 0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General 15
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 0
Design and Applied Arts, Other 0
Design and Visual Communications, General 22
Digital Arts 0
Directing and Theatrical Production 0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 46
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other 0
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 0
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 0
Industrial and Product Design 21
Intermedia/Multimedia 0
Jazz/Jazz Studies 0
Music Performance, General 7
Music Technology 3
Music Theory and Composition 1
Music, Other 0
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 0
Stringed Instruments 6
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1
Voice and Opera 12

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