Myana Carter and Abby Neidinger will join the Oakland volleyball team next season
The convention will take place December 13-17 in Kansas City, Mo.
The Golden Grizzlies will play in their home opener Friday at 6 p.m.
Oakland will take on Eastern Michigan, Butler, Stony Brook and Robert Morris
The camper reunion clinic begins at 2:30 p.m. with the scrimmage following at 4:00 p.m.
Oakland vs. IUPUI (11/8/2017) O'rena
Oakland vs. Northern Kentucky 9/30/17
Oakland vs. Wright State (9/29/2017) O'rena
Oakland vs. Fort Wayne Sept. 16, 2017
Oakland vs. Cleveland State - Senior Day 11/5/16
Rob Beam Notables
- 2014 Horizon League Coach of the Year
Oakland's 2016 campaign saw multiple records broken such as single-season service aces (204), block assists (512) and team blocks (295). The Golden Grizzlies ranked eighth in the NCAA in service aces and 17th in aces per set (1.63). Oakland led the Horizon League in both categories as well. Beam helped Melissa Deatsch break a total of six school records during her final year, three career and three season records, while Krysteena Davis also broke two single-season school records in block assists (133) and total blocks (143). He also coached Oakland to the semifinals of the Horizon League Tournament for the third time in four years.
In 2015, Beam coached the Golden Grizzlies to a second-place finish in the Horizon League with a 12-4 mark, 18-13 overall, including going a perfect 8-0 on the road during conference play. He coached his first Setter of the Year in Ciara Schultz who broke the school's career and season assists records. Oakland earned four all-league selection, the most selections in a single-season in program history, including the first-ever three-time honoree in Cassie Pelloni. Amanda Baker also broke the school's career total blocks and block assist record.
The 2014 season marked a banner year for Beam's squad, as the Golden Grizzlies rattled off multiple firsts, beginning with the team's victory over defending SEC champion Missouri and ending with the team's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Beam and the Golden Grizzlies clipped off their longest winning streak in team Division I history (10 matches) and captured both the Horizon League regular season and tournament titles, both first-ever accomplishments in team Division I history. The team's two conference tournament victories were also firsts for the Golden Grizzlies.
|Rob Beam by the Numbers|
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Conference Defensive Players of the Year at Oakland
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Setters of the Year
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Consecutive AVCA Team Academic Awards
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Hollie L. Lepley Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year
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Career school records broken under tenure
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Team's longest winning streak in Division I history
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All-League players in nine years
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Players named to Oakland University Dean's List
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Program-best win total during 2014 season
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Conference Honor Roll selections
|2000||Wright State (AC)||11-17||4-8 MCC||5th|
|2001||Wright State (AC)||21-7||11-3 Horizon League||3rd||Most wins in last 19 seasons at Wright State|
|2002||Wright State (AC)||18-13||6-8 Horizon League||6th|
|2003||Wright State (AC)||16-15||6-8 Horizon League||5th|
|2004||Wright State (AC)||4-26||2-12 Horizon League||7th|
|2005||Illinois State (AC)||18-12||13-5 Missouri Valley||3rd||Mentored Ashly Grubb, Missouri Valley Conference Libero of the Year|
|2006||Illinois State (AC)||17-13||11-7 Missouri Valley||5th||Redbirds set team record for digs (2,291)|
|2007||Oakland||8-21||4-12 Summit League||7th|
|2008||Oakland||8-21||5-11 Summit League||8th|
|2009||Oakland||17-10||10-8 Summit League||4th|
|2010||Oakland||17-13||12-6 Summit League||4th|
|2011||Oakland||18-11||12-6 Summit League||4th||Advanced to league tournament for first time in program history|
|2012||Oakland||16-13||9-7 Summit League||4th|
|2013||Oakland||15-15||9-5 Horizon League||3rd|
|2014||Oakland||22-10||12-2 Horizon League||1st||NCAA First Round|
|2015||Oakland||18-13||12-4 Horizon League||2nd|
|2016||Oakland||19-13||10-6 Horizon League||4th|
|TOTALS||10 years||158-139 (.532)||95-67 (.586)|