Sue Lemaire to be inducted into International Volleyball Hall of Fame

The Fresno State grad has a long history officiating some of the top volleyball tournaments in the world.

A former Fresno State volleyball player will be inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame later this year. 

The Hall of Fame announced this week that Sue Lemaire will be inducted for her work as an official and a referee. 


Driving the news: Lemaire graduated from Fresno State in 1970 and quickly became one of the premier volleyball officials in the world. 

  • Along with playing volleyball at Fresno State, Lemaire also competed in basketball, track and field and badminton. 
  • She became the first woman certified by the U.S. Volleyball Association as an international referee in 1983. 
  • Lemaire went on to participate in a number of international indoor events, including the Pan Am Games (1987), four World University Games (1983, 1985, 1993 and 1995), the Hong Kong Cup (1993) and the Goodwill Games (1994). 
  • She also became an International Beach Referee for the World Beach Championships in 1997 and the 1996 and 2000 Olympics for beach volleyball. 
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