Sam Houston State University Women's Volleyball


  • Top 63% in women's volleyball in Division I for avg athletic scholarship
  • Top 22% tallest athletes in women's volleyball
  • Top 10% tallest outside hitters / rights in women's volleyball
  • Top 9% tallest defensive specialists / liberos in women's volleyball
  • Top 60% for spending per athlete in women's volleyball in Division I
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Team Information - Women

Division I
Southland Conference
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Meet Hilary

Counseling Associate

Hilary Gehman spent 15 years coaching at the collegiate level, working first in a club program, then assistant coach for two separate DI programs, before seven years as the Staley head coach of women’s rowing at Cornell University. She has been a college counselor with Sparks since 2015. An accomplished athlete, Hilary is also a two-time Olympian and six-time National Team member.

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Academic Information

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In-state, On Campus
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Classroom Ratio:
21 to 1
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Town: Distant
Institution Type:
4-year, Public
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Housing Options:
  • Apartment Single
  • Disabled Student
  • Dorms Coed
  • Theme Housing
  • Frat Sorority
  • Dorms Female
  • Dorms Male
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Top 3 Majors:
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Business/Commerce, General
Majors and Degrees Bachelors
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations 59
Agricultural Mechanization, General 15
Agriculture, General 11
Animal Sciences, General 70
Horticultural Science 8
Architecture and Related Services
Interior Architecture 7
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 45
Biomedical Sciences, General 22
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting 124
Banking and Financial Support Services 22
Business Administration and Management, General 69
Business/Commerce, General 289
Business/Managerial Economics 14
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies 5
Fashion Merchandising 16
Finance, General 76
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General 51
International Business/Trade/Commerce 20
Management Information Systems, General 34
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 68
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 25
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies 129
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 44
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General 45
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 0
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 1
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician 32
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 7
Industrial Technology/Technician 16
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General 66
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General 18
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 13
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 4
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Spanish Language and Literature 16
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health and Wellness, General 54
Music Therapy/Therapist 12
Public Health, General 1
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 67
History, General 57
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 34
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies 649
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies 29
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General 15
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 368
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 174
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy 6
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General 11
Forensic Chemistry 16
Geology/Earth Science, General 23
Physics, General 12
Psychology, General 180
Social Sciences
Geography 37
Political Science and Government, General 39
Sociology 38
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art 14
Dance, General 22
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 53
Fine/Studio Arts, General 30
Music, General 50
Photography 6

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