The tradition of Cougar Volleyball is well known throughout the Pacific Northwest. The Cougar program has proven its successes over and over again, especially over the last decade, qualifying for the NWAC Championships over a dozen times in the past two decades.
Cougar Volleyball is not only about winning on the court. Academic performance in the classroom is also a high priority. Clackamas volleyball teams were one of only a handful of junior colleges in the nation awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The 2003-04, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2016-17 teams have earned this prestigious award. This award honors teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.
Crafting Civic Leaders
Clackamas Cougar Volleyball stands for more than just volleyball. The young women that qualify for the program know how hard and demanding it is. Since we do more than volleyball, a lot of our time goes into working specific fundraisers organized by the college, community service, volleyball camps, and finding sponsorships.
We also do a lot of team building in the pre-season that will help us get to know each other better as we work toward our common goal of being the best we can be! “Give 100% in school, volleyball and life” is what we stand for at CCC Cougar volleyball. These women work hard at being well rounded, which they feel will earn them the respect they deserve when they leave this program.
Taking Your Game to the Next Level
Many four-year college coaches seek athletes coming out of the Cougar program because they know these athletes demonstrate strong leadership qualities; characteristics that show they know what it takes to succeed. As a result many of our athletes go on to play volleyball all around the country. We have had athletes transfer to play in West Virginia, New Mexico, Alabama, Montana, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Alaska--not to mention the local colleges and universities such as Oregon State, University of Portland, Southern Oregon, Western Oregon, and Oregon Institute of Technology.