Flo Hyman was born Flora Jean Hyman in Inglewood, California.
At six feet five inches tall, Hyman was the nations most intimidating offensive player, able to accurately spike a volleyball with a fierce velocity unmatched by any other player of her time.
Hyman USA Indoor Volleyball Legend
This was known as the Flo Hyman
As a child, Hyman was self-conscious about her height.
Flora Jean Hyman was widely admired for her good sportsmanship.
In 1987, the Womens Sports Foundation established an award given to the female athlete who best exemplified over the course of her career dignity, spirit, and commitment to excellence.
Hyman grew to be six feet tall by the time she was in junior high school. Her mother was also tall and encouraged her to be proud of her height and gifted athletic talent.
Hyman turned down the opportunity to play basketball or track. She took up volleyball her sophomore.
Pushing yourself over the barrier becomes a habit. . . . If you want to win the war, youve got to pay the price.
In 1974, Hyman earned a spot onto the U.S. national volleyball team while still in high school.
In 1977, after being regarded as the nations top collegiate volleyball player and one of the worlds most outstanding players, Hyman decided to forego her senior year of high school to practice and play full-time for the U.S. national team, preparing for the 1980 Olympics.
Hyman Fierce Spiking at the Net
Flo Hyman was selected as the most outstanding player of the 1981 World
Cup and at the world championships in 1982, when she led the United
States to a bronze medal.
Hyman was inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1988 and named by USA Volleyball as the MVP for the years 1978 - 2002.
November 29, 1999 issue of Sports Illustrated,
#69 on greatest century woman athletes.
Three time All American.
Worldcup Competition, top six players of 1981.
Best Hitter, Worldcup Competition 1981.
Bronze medal in the 1982 World Championships in Peru.
Silver medal in the 1984 US Olympics.