Volleyball Hosting Two Tournaments to Open 2003 Season

April 23, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU volleyball team will open the 2003 season by hosting the Hampton Inn/JU Invitational Friday and Saturday, Aug. 29 and 30 at Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins open with Birmingham Southern at 7 p.m. on Aug. 29, before taking on Xavier and Maryland-Baltimore County on Saturday.

JU will also host the Hampton Inn/JU Classic Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and 13 also at Swisher. The Dolphins will take on Wyoming, Florida International and Baylor in the tournament.

The Dolphins will be under the direction of first-year head coach Courtney Dipert, a former Florida State player and assistant coach. Dipert was an assistant coach at Duke in 2002, before landing her first head-coaching position at JU. The Dolphins return First-Team Atlantic Sun All-Conference selection outside hitter Radka Dimitrova, who was among the league leaders in kills and digs, as well as All-Freshman Team honoree middle blocker Danielle Neville, who led the A-Sun in blocks in her first season.