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Flo Hyman
Female Volleyball Player

Birthdate: July 29, 1954
Hometown: Inglewood, California
Year Inducted: 1988
Position: Spiker

Flo Hyman was a graduate of the Morningside High School, located in Inglewood, California, where she had lived for all of her childhood. Flo went on to attend the University of Houston, where she achieved her B.S. in Physical Education and Mathematics.

Flo's achievements include:
1974-1976 All-American Volleyball player
1981 Worldcup Competition Best Hitter
1984 Silver Medal in the United States Olympics
1987 Women's Sports Foundation established the Flo Hyman Award in her honor

Flo died unexpectedly during a routine substitution of a volleyball game. She was pulled from the game, sat down, and soon after died from an unexpected heart attack, which doctors later found to be the result of Marfan's syndrome, a congenital heart disorder, that Flo never even knew she had.

Though this young woman's life was taken much too soon, her contributions to the sport of volleyball have outlived her and continue to inspire female volleyball athletes even today. Her bright smile and 6'5" frame have been missed greatly.