Former Gophers Win Pan Am Bronze

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The University of Minnesota was well represented at the Pan Am games with USA Volleyball. Former Gopher greats Lauren Gibbemeyer, Jessy Jones and former Gopher coach Mike Hebert assisted Team USA to a bronze medal, Thursday night. Led by Gibbemeyer and Jones, Team USA had 22 blocks to rally past Dominican Republic 23-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-19 in  in Guadalajara, Mexico.

In the bronze-medal match, Gibbemeyer (St. Paul, Minn.) added 16 points with 11 kills and five blocks, while Jones (Naperville, Ill.) charted five kills and seven blocks for 12 points. Gibbemeyer was named the Games' Best Blocker. Playing in all 17 sets, Gibbemeyer led Team USA with 24 blocks, averaging 1.41 per set. She ranked second on the team in kills with 36, trailing only team captain Cynthia Barboza, who had 62. Jones had 20 blocks and 24 kills also in 17 sets played. Coach Hebert served as an assistant coach for the Pan Am Games. 

Team USA's Lauren Gibbemeyer Named Best Blocker

Information and photos courtesy of USA Volleyball and NORCECA


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