• Top 16% for retention in women's volleyball
  • Top 34% in women's volleyball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 24% tallest middle hitters in women's volleyball
  • Top 16% tallest outside hitters / rights in women's volleyball
  • Top 56% for spending per athlete in women's volleyball in Division I
  • Top 11% in women's volleyball for athlete graduation rate
  • 73% in women's volleyball in Division I for SAT score

Team Information - Women

Division I
Mid-American Conference
Overall Retention:
In-State Athletes:
Average Height:
Average Height:
Average Class Year:
Middle Hitters
Average Height:
Average Class Year:
Outside Hitters / Rights
Average Height:
Average Class Year:
Defensive Specialists / Liberos
Average Height:
Average Class Year:

Meet Christopher

Counseling Associate

Chris Deyoung has worked at Sparks since 2013. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers and an M.Ed. from the University of Michigan. He has served as a high school head coach and on the collegiate level at Rutgers and Michigan. His program at Rutgers went to club status while Chris worked as the recruiting coordinator there, and he brings an understanding of the collegiate athletic club experience to Sparks.

Work With Us

Academic Information

Undergraduate Population:
Tuition Category:
In-state, On Campus
Average Net Price:
Classroom Ratio:
15 to 1
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Small
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
Overall Graduation Rate:
% Students on Campus:
% Students from out of State:
Housing Options:
  • Apartment Married
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
  • International Student
Testing Required:
ACT Midpoint:
SAT Midpoint:
Top 3 Majors:
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Psychology, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 115
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 167
Business Administration and Management, General 77
Finance, General 64
Management Science 52
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 76
Operations Management and Supervision 83
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism 32
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 235
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science 77
Art Teacher Education 14
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 15
Elementary Education and Teaching 91
Health Teacher Education 4
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 28
Special Education and Teaching, General 58
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 45
Industrial Engineering 22
Mechanical Engineering 77
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering Technology, General 80
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 85
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textiles, General 28
Human Development and Family Studies, General 156
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature 8
German Language and Literature 3
Russian Language and Literature 0
Spanish Language and Literature 33
Health Professions and Related Programs
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 26
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General 60
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling 81
Dietetics/Dietitian 69
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 174
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 214
History, General 69
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 110
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 54
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 5
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies 23
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 72
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 13
Physical Sciences
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General 23
Chemistry, General 22
Geology/Earth Science, General 26
Physics, General 16
Psychology, General 211
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General 15
Social Sciences
Anthropology 18
Economics, General 69
Geography 13
Political Science and Government, General 106
Sociology 100
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 7
Art/Art Studies, General 12
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 23
Fine/Studio Arts, General 89
Music Performance, General 18
Music, General 5

What Sparks is About