You are a Hero to Someone Keynote Speaker: Rita Buck-Crockett, Assistant AD/Head Coach - Indoor and Beach Volleyball FIU
An inspirational message on Leadership, Courage, Diversity, and how to Enjoy the Journey Topics:
Olympians and Heroes
Best practices from around the world
As a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame Class of 2011 and a two-time Olympian, Buck-Crockett brought a wealth of playing experience at the highest levels of competition to FIU, along with over 20 years of coaching experience. Her experience as a beach volleyball player are second to none as she was a world beach champion for the WPVA (Women's Professional Volleyball Association) Tour, partnering with the first-ever Olympic Gold medalist Jackie Silva in 1989, and finishing as runner-up in 1990. She also played several successful seasons on the AVP professional beach circuit.
Buck-Crockett was a member of the 1980 and 1984 U.S. Olympic Volleyball teams with the 1984 squad winning the silver medal, as she was considered one of the best all-around volleyball players in the world. A 1984 issue of Sports Illustrated touted her as the world's best athlete and nicknamed her "The Rocket," because of her 42-inch vertical leap and her 100 mile-per-hour kills. In 1981, Buck-Crockett was one of six players selected to the All-World Team. She has coached and played in the U.S., Japan, Italy and Switzerland over the last 17 years.