MIVA to launch conference Hall of Fame beginning this year

The oldest conference in college volleyball will now begin to enshrine its all-time greats.

The MIVA announced earlier this week it has established the MIVA Hall of Fame and will induct its first class this year.

“This is an honor long overdue for the league,” MIVA commissioner Craig Barnett said in a statement. “It is something we’ve talked about for a while, and I’m excited to see it come to fruition.”


Players, coaches, administrators and staff are eligible of for the conference’s hall of fame. In addition, for the inaugural class fans are allowed to submit hall of fame nominations online via the MIVA website.

The MIVA formed in 1961 as the first college volleyball conference in the nation. Within the last 56 years, the MIVA has won five NCAA championships and produced numerous All-Americans, Hall of Fame coaches and future Olympians.

The deadline to sumbit a nomination is Tuesday. To fill out a MIVA Hall of Fame nomination form, click here.

The first class of the MIVA Hall of Fame will be selected later this season and will be honored May 4-6 during the NCAA Tournament at Ohio State.