JBU Coach Named 2000 NAIA Region VI Volleyball Coach of the

Siloam Springs, Ark (December 11, 2000) — Robyn D. Gordon, JBU volleyball coach and instructor of health science, has been selected the 2000 NAIA Region VI Volleyball Coach of the Year.

"The special recognition of Coach Gordon as Region VI Coach of the Year is well-deserved. She is an outstanding teacher-coach and servant leader to the student-athletes of John Brown University," said Dr. Robert Burns, JBU director of intercollegiate athletics and chair of the health science division.

Coach Gordon is in her 11th season with the Golden Eagles and has a career record at JBU of 217-183. Over the past three seasons Gordon's record stands at 81-36.

Throughout its history, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has provided strong leadership for all aspects of intercollegiate sports. Since its introduction of intercollegiate championship basketball in 1937, the NAIA has maintained the highest standards while administering first-rate athletics programs. In the past decade, presidents of the NAIA colleges and universities have assumed a position of responsible leadership.

The NAIA's Council of Presidents, the organization's primary governing body, is comprised of 32 college and university presidents from all regions of the United States. More than 57,000 student-athletes participate in the NAIA, and hundreds of NAIA students are recognized annually as All-American Scholar-Athletes; thousands more are honored on the conference level.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of over 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. JBU competes in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC), one of three conferences within NAIA's Region VI.

John Brown University is a private university with an enrollment of over 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities as well as the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.