Aug 05, 2019

Women's Volleyball Team Begins 2019 Season In Panama

A Winning Tradition

  • 2 NCCAA National Championships (1984, 1987)
  • 1 NAIA National Tournament (1998)
  • 1 Women's Conference of Independent Colleges Championship (1982)
  • 1 Northwest Conference Championship (1998)
  • 2 NCCAA National Coaches of the Year
  • 2 NAIA District Coaches of the Year
  • 2 Northwest Conference Player of the Year
  • 2 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 1 Northwest Confernce Libero of the Year
  • 13 All-Americans 
  • 5 Academic All-Americans
  • 50 All-NWC Athletes

NEWBERG (August 5, 2019) --- The George Fox women's volleyball team is one of two fall sports programs starts its 2019 seasons with a trip abroad.

The volleyball program will be traveling to Panama City and working with SCORE International, a Christian organization that sends teams to different countries.

"We will be working with a missionary family just outside of Panama City," said head coach Emily Davis. "The team will have the opportunity to share Christ with the people of Panama both through our actions and words. We decided as a team to make personalized care packages as a way to build a personal connection. We are fully aware that the greatest impact we can make is to share the love of Christ. We look forward to this opportunity to learn from another culture."

The team will be feeding the homeless in Panama City, working with tribal villages to put on sports clinics and visiting local schools. They will also visit the Panama Canal and Taboga Island, a volcanic island that is known locally as the Island of Flowers.

SCORE International, the organization the team will work closely with, was originally founded by Ron Bishop. Bishop was a collegiate basketball coach at Tennessee Temple University that left a national-championship program to found a missions organization and follow his God-given calling. First founded in 1984 as a primarily sports-based mission organization, they have since expanded to cover the globe. SCORE has helped take thousands of people on short-term mission trips around the globe and averages around 6000 participants per year.