1955 In Mexico City, the U.S. public crew beats the Brazilian group 3-2 (15-7, 7-15, 13-15, 16-14 and 15-9) to win its first decoration (silver) in the Inaugural Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the Second Pan American Games (a presentation it rehashes in 1959 and 1963). This decoration is the principal award of any sort for the States in volleyball in a global title.
1956 The ประวัตินักกีฬาUnited States of America, origin of volleyball, partakes without precedent for the Women’s World Championships at Paris, France, alongside competitors from 16 different nations (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, North Korea, Poland, Romania, USSR, West Germany, and the host country).
1959 The American group completes second in ladies’ volleyball at the III Pan American Games in Chicago, IL (in what might be the primary ladies’ global volleyball competition on U.S. soil), tumbling to Brazil in the finals 3-1 (15-7, 15-10, 9-15, 15-11).
1960 The public crew partakes at the FIVB World Championships at Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), coming in 6th among 10 nations.
1962 America decreases to contend in the World Championships in the Russian capital of Moscow in October.
1963 The IV Pan American Games (which is held like clockwork since 1951) are held in Brazil and fill in as an Olympian qualifier for ladies’ volleyball. On Brazilian soil, the U.S. crew wins its third Pan American silver decoration in the wake of losing to Brazil (3-1:12-15, 15-12, 15-4, 15-11) in the finals.
1964 Volleyball is conceded as an Olympian game without precedent for the eighteenth Olympiad in Japan and the U.S. is one of the contenders, after Brazil reported their choice to drop its cooperation as champ of the Pan American Games in 1963 (a Pre-Olympic competition for competitors from Latin America and North America).
1964 Twelve competitors are chosen for the main U.S. Olympic ladies’ volleyball crew. They are: Linda Murphy, Jane Ward, Jean Gaertner, Lou Galloway, Verneda Thomas, Barbara Harweth, Patti Lucas-Bright, Gail O’ Rourke, Nancy Owen, Mary Jo Peppler, Mary Margaret Perry, and Sharon Peterson.
1964 The States turns into the principal nation from the Americas (from Alaska to Argentina) to contend in the First Olympic Tournament, completing in fifth spot, behind Japan, USSR, Poland, and Romania.
1967 After not contending in 1962, the U.S. crew is sprinter up to Japan in the fifth World Championships at Tokyo.