Barbara Beck '86
Barb Beck played a pivotal role in Grove City College's volleyball dominance from 1982 to 1985, helping the Wolverines to 145 victories, five total conference titles and three NCAA Division III Championship Tournament appearances.
The Carlisle, Pa., native made an immediate impact as a freshman by contributing to the 1982 squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals and finished sixth nationally with a 37-6 record.
Grove City repeated as Womenís Keystone Conference champion in 1983 and finished 31-11 overall. As a junior, she helped Grove City finish the season No. 10 nationally with a 36-6 record. Grove City captured the WKC title and Beck earned First Team All-WKC.
Beck capped her career by earning Honorable Mention All-America laurels from the American Volleyball Coaches Association after the 1985 season. She also earned All Region and became the first Presidents' Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player in volleyball after leading Grove City to both PAC and WKC titles.
Beck co-captained the 1985 team which finished the regular season with a 41-0 record and ranked No. 1 in the Division III poll under head coach Susan Roberts. Beck's teammates also selected her as team MVP.
The Wolverines compiled a 145-26 (.848) record during Beck's career, which marked the programís winningest four-year span.
In 2007, the College inducted the 1985 volleyball team into the Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of honorees.
Beck graduated in 1986 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is currently co-owner of Tailwaggers Petsitting in Pittsburgh.