The Gopher Volleyball program concluded the 2018 spring season last Saturday as the Gophers hosted an intrasquad scrimmage.
The University of Minnesota will send the largest collegiate contingent to the U.S. Women's National Team Open Tryout, March 2-4, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Gophersports.com caught up with Maddie Beal, Sophie Beckley and Kayla Buford in this recent Gopher Spotlight.
Minnesota will have two representatives on this team in middle blocker Kayla Buford and setter Erica Handley.
Gophersports.com caught up with new Gopher Volleyball member, Kayla Buford
Kayla Buford Photo Gallery
2017 • JUNIOR SEASON
Saw action in three sets and had four kills • recorded her first colleigate kill in the 3-0 win over UTSA • played in one set and added two kills in the win over Idaho State • saw action in the Rutgers match and had a kill.
2016 • SOPHOMORE SEASON
Saw action in the Iowa match during her sophomore season.
2015 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Made her collegiate debut vs. Texas A&M (8/29) • saw action against Sam Houston State (9/19) • saw action against No. 1 Penn State (9/26).
Played for Canton High School and the Premier Volleyball Academy • playing one year with Canton High School, helped the Chiefs to a 32-13-1 division championship record when she had 81 kills and 73 total blocks • played three years at the Premier Volleyball Academy, including two with its 18-Onitsuka team • in 2014, Premier and Buford took second at nationals, while playing in Nicaragua her junior year.
Born June 29, 1997 • daughter of Tamika Higgins and Kevin Buford • graduated from Canton High School in 2015 and was the president of her high school's DECA chapter • interested in majoring in supply chain management.
Reunited: Santana and Rosado Together Again
6/22/2018 - W. Volleyball
After playing together prior to their collegiate experience and while at Minnesota, Santana and Rosado reunite on the court once again.
Trio Earns Spot on USA Prelim Roster
6/18/2018 - W. Volleyball
Gophers alums Hannah Tapp, Paige Tapp and Sarah Wilhite are on USA Volleyball's Pan Am Cup preliminary roster
Samedy Shares Her USA Volleyball Experience
6/7/2018 - W. Volleyball
Gopher volleyball standout Stephanie Samedy has had a busy month since finishing her freshman year of college.