tallest high school player

tallest high school player

Post by Triple3 » Mon, 13 Dec 1999 04:00:00


Does anyone know who the tallest high school volleyball player is?
 
 
 

tallest high school player

Post by Mark Kayfa » Tue, 14 Dec 1999 04:00:00

I don't know who the tallest in the United States is, but there are at least a
dozen in the Russian program who are taller than 6'5". The tallest I know of is
Ekaterina Gamova who is 6'11", I believe. V-Spirit has some limited information
on the Russian teams, including an interview with a 6'5" player who said there
are "many" girls in the program who are taller than her, but it does not go
into detail. I'm not sure why there are not more Russians showing up in the
United States to play college v-ball. The Russian program must be focused on
height, but their teams are awesome, too. I wish there was more information on
the net about the Russian team but I have been unable to find anything.
The tallest player I know of in the United States is Alana Renaud, but I've
heard she is not very skilled, just tall (6'10").

 
 
 

tallest high school player

Post by LIoveuwx » Tue, 14 Dec 1999 04:00:00

There was an article in the USA Today last year about the increase in height
over the last twenty years in high-school-aged girls. It said the average girl
today is almost two inches taller than twenty years ago. I graduated in '89
from a school of 1300 and there were only two 6 footers the whole time I was in
school.My old man is a teacher there and he said the average girl now is about
5'9". I am sure given the rate of increase in height that we will see 7'
blockers in our lifetime. I'm not so sure that is necessarily a good thing, but
I have no doubt the game is headed in that direction.
Quote:

>I don't know who the tallest in the United States is, but there are at least
>a
>dozen in the Russian program who are taller than 6'5". The tallest I know of
>is
>Ekaterina Gamova who is 6'11", I believe. V-Spirit has some limited
>information
>on the Russian teams, including an interview with a 6'5" player who said
>there
>are "many" girls in the program who are taller than her, but it does not go
>into detail. I'm not sure why there are not more Russians showing up in the
>United States to play college v-ball. The Russian program must be focused on
>height, but their teams are awesome, too. I wish there was more information
>on
>the net about the Russian team but I have been unable to find anything.
>The tallest player I know of in the United States is Alana Renaud, but I've
>heard she is not very skilled, just tall (6'10").