- International Volleyball Association
The International Volleyball Association was a short lived
co-edprofessional volleyballleague in the United Statesfrom 1975 to 1979. Like other major leagues in the United States, it had two geographic divisions. However, its teams were entirely in the west. It is one of the few examples of a professional sports league where men and women competed on the same teams.
In keeping with the "International" name, the league included one team, El Paso-Juarez Sol, which acknowledged both sides of the international
twin townin its name.
The league started with 5 teams in 1975, but split into two divisions with the addition of the Tucson Turquoise in 1976. The two divisions were Western, which consisted of teams on the Pacific Coast, and a second, called Eastern in 1975 and Continental after 1977, for teams from the Rocky Mountain states.
The only team from the Eastern or Continental Division to win a championship was the Tucson Sky in 1979.
The teams and the years of existence were:Championship (Best 3 of 5)
Playoffs and Championship
Best 3 of 5
Playoffs and Championships
Best 3 out of 5
Regular Season and Championship
Records for the 1978 are incomplete. The teams finished as follows, with Santa Barbara being the champion.
Playoffs and Championship
Best 3 out of 5
NBAgreat Wilt Chamberlainplayed with the Orange County Stars in 1977. ["Tucson Time Capsule", Arizona Daily Star, July 2, 2007]
* [http://www.geocities.com/prosportshistory/ivastandings.html "International Volleyball Association Standings"]
* [http://www.geocities.com/prosportshistory/ivahistory.html "International Volleyball Association"] at [http://www.geocities.com/prosportshistory/index.html "Major League Sports Almanac"]
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