2010 ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE
Li Liu is one of the best volleyball players in the history of the George Washington University volleyball program. She was known as a fierce competitor and a great teammate. Liu started as an outside hitter but quickly distinguished herself as an all-around player who could play virtually any position. Her skills and leadership helped lead the team to Atlantic 10 Championship titles in both 1994 and 1995. She was instrumental in helping the Colonials win NCAA Tournament first-round matches two years in a row. GW's two losses in the NCAA Tournament second round both came at the hands of eventual NCAA champions, Nebraska ('94) and Texas ('95).
In 1994, Liu was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Year, in addition to being named to the All-Mideast Region and All-Atlantic 10 Conference first teams. She also was a five-time Atlantic 10 Player of the Week. While enrolled in intensive English-language-learning courses, as well as taking a full load of regular classes, Liu made the All-Academic Dean's List and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science--testaments to her skill and dedication both off and on the court.
After her graduation from GW, Liu coached collegiate volleyball at Georgetown University for seven years and led her team to the 1999 Big East Championship title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. She uses her degree to help people to live healthy lifestyles and, in 2006, she became a full-time Personal Trainer. Born in Harbin, China, Liu now lives in Reston, Va.