COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Sept. 23, 2020) – USA Volleyball was saddened to learn of the death of Laura “Shorty” Lindsay on May 26 in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was 96.

Laura Lindsay was a volleyball scorekeeper who received the George G. Fisher Leader In Volleyball Award (1979), the Edward P. Lauten Scorer’s Service Award (1982) and the Nancy S. Sharpless Scorer-Emeritus Award (1986).

Laura Lindsay was the wife of the late Robert “Bob” Lindsay, the eighth president of USA Volleyball (1981-1984) and a former regional commissioner, who died in 1994. The pair was known for traveling to U.S. Volleyball Association tournaments in their camper.

The Lindsays traveled overseas to help the United States prepare to host the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Laura was also active with the YMCA throughout her life.

She is survived by her two boys Robert Phil (Bob) Lindsay and wife Theresa of Argyle, Texas and Jerry Vern Lindsay and wife Kris of Colleyville, Texas. She also had seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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