Sunday, 14 Jul 2024

Hughes, Rasmussen Elected to USAV Board

Sara Hughes and Brent Rasmussen have been elected to the USA Volleyball Board of Directors. Hughes will serve as the female beach athlete representative, while Rasmussen will continue in his position as the Sitting Volleyball Athlete representative. These appointments will become effective on July 1, 2018, and their terms will run through June 30, 2022.

Sara Hughes

Hughes, at the age of 23, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board. As an athlete in USA Volleyball’s High Performance pipeline, she has had a remarkable collegiate career and is now making waves on the international tour. With her passion for beach volleyball, Hughes is excited to contribute to the growth of the sport.

“I am honored to be elected as the female beach representative on the USA Volleyball Board of Directors,” Hughes said. “I am eager to learn and discuss how we can further develop beach volleyball for both women and men. This sport is my passion, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to its continued success off the court.”

Lori Okimura, Chair of the USA Volleyball Board of Directors, warmly welcomes Hughes to the board. Okimura recognizes the value of Hughes’ perspective as a national team athlete who has experienced USA Volleyball at every level. Hughes’ insights will help strengthen the organization’s advocacy for athletes, coaches, and officials within the pipeline.

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Prior to college, Hughes represented the United States in several international competitions. Her achievements include placing ninth at the 2011 FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships and winning bronze at the 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championships. She also had outstanding success at the NCAA level, winning the AVCA National Championship and consecutive NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships.

Brent Rasmussen

Rasmussen, a former member of the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team, has been re-elected as the Sitting Volleyball Athlete representative on the board. As a sitting volleyball athlete, Rasmussen has been instrumental in promoting the sport’s growth and inclusivity in the United States.

“I’m thrilled to continue representing sitting athletes in the United States,” Rasmussen said. “Sitting volleyball has seen significant growth over the past few years, and I’m proud to be the voice advocating for this unique way of playing volleyball. With my re-election, I look forward to further strengthening the relationship among all athletes within USA Volleyball, especially in the discipline of sitting.”

Rasmussen’s expertise in sitting volleyball and his unique background as a Paralympian and business owner make him a valuable member of the board. He has played a crucial role in advancing the involvement of USA Volleyball in disabled sports and increasing opportunities for recruitment and sponsorship. Rasmussen’s contributions extend beyond athlete issues, as he brings financial and corporate best practices to the table.

In addition to his volleyball career, Rasmussen has made a name for himself in the corporate world. As the president of Mortgage Specialists, LLC, and a senior loan officer for Regent Financial Group, he has excelled in his professional pursuits. Rasmussen’s experiences both on and off the court have shaped his perspective and will undoubtedly benefit his work on the USA Volleyball Board.

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With these new appointments, USA Volleyball is poised to continue its mission of promoting and growing the sport at all levels. Hughes and Rasmussen’s contributions will be invaluable in shaping the future of beach volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States.

FAQs

Q: Who has been elected to the USA Volleyball Board of Directors?
A: Sara Hughes and Brent Rasmussen have been elected to the board. Hughes will serve as the female beach athlete representative, while Rasmussen will continue in his position as the Sitting Volleyball Athlete representative.

Q: What is Sara Hughes’ background in beach volleyball?
A: Hughes began playing beach volleyball at the age of 8 and quickly emerged as a rising star in the sport. She has had a stellar collegiate career and has competed in several international competitions, representing the United States.

Q: What experience does Brent Rasmussen bring to the board?
A: Rasmussen, a former member of the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team, has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sport. He has also made a name for himself in the corporate world, which brings valuable insights to the board.

Summary

Sara Hughes and Brent Rasmussen have been elected to the USA Volleyball Board of Directors. Hughes, as the female beach athlete representative, and Rasmussen, as the Sitting Volleyball Athlete representative, will contribute their expertise and passion to the growth of volleyball in the United States. Hughes brings knowledge and experience from her collegiate and international career, while Rasmussen’s experience as a sitting volleyball athlete and his corporate background make him a valuable asset to the board. Together, they will work towards promoting and strengthening the sport at all levels. Visit Alpinetgheep.com to stay updated with the latest news in the volleyball world.

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