Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Head Volleyball Coach Becky Schmidt had an article published in the June-July issue of Coaching Volleyball, the publication of the American Volleyball Coaches Association.

The article, "Cultivating Competition: Five Scrimmages to Kindle Your Athletes' Competitive Fire," flows from Coach Schmidt's twin interests - volleyball and sports psychology.

After graduating from Hope with a degree in physical education she was a graduate assistant volleyball coach at Miami University of Ohio while completing her master's degree in Sport Behavior and Performance.

Prior to returning to her alma mater, she was head coach at the University of Redlands, Calif., compiling a 38-33 record in three seasons at the NCAA Division III institution. Her record as the head volleyball coach at Hope is 95-51, including an MIAA championship in 2005 and an NCAA appearance in 2006.

Professor Schmidt teaches Sports Psychology and Health Dynamics in the Department of Kinesiology.