OKLAHOMA volleyball

Monday, August 20th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Eight years ago, there were about 55 girl's high school volleyball teams in Oklahoma.

Today, there are one-hundred-eleven. And interest in the game has spurred the proliferation of the sport in the state.

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association conducts volleyball competition in two classes, 5-A and 4-A. But Edmond Santa Fe coach Will Ethridge says that probably will soon grow to three.

Ethridge says some high school volleyball teams play more than 60 games a year. And more and more colleges are recruiting Oklahoma girls. Ethridge says the NAIA and NCAA Division Two teams are loaded with Oklahoma players.