The Kenyon College volleyball program began in 1973 and became a part of the North Coast Athletic Conference during the 1984 season. Since joining the conference, the Ladies have captured two team titles and have captured 42 All-NCAC awards. During the program's 38 years of existence, Kenyon volleyball teams have combined to register 470 wins.
Prior to the arrival of Katie Charles in January 2008, the Kenyon volleyball team went through some transition periods with several different head coaches. However, her hiring brought much-needed stability and allowed the team to build a solid foundation from which to grow.
The Ladies are now looking to return the program to the level of proficiency it maintained in the late 1980s. During a five-year span from 1985-1989, the Ladies thrived under the direction of head coach Gretchen Weitbrecht. Her teams twice won conference titles and made an appearance in the NCAA Division III championship tournament. The 1987 team set a College mark for wins in a season with an astounding 34-12 record.
Holly Swank '89, who was a part of those teams, was named an All-America player in her senior year. She holds the College career records for kills (1,520), blocks (680), aces (250) and hitting percentage (.279). She was also a three-time NCAC Player of the Year.
In addition to their accomplishments on the court, the Ladies have also had plenty of success in the classroom. As a team, Kenyon volleyball players registered a grade point average of 3.2 or higher in each of the last five academic years.