Kelly Gunnell Snarr
Inducted in 2007
Kelly Gunnell Snarr was an outstanding volleyball player at Utah Valley State in the 1991 and 1992 seasons. She finished her career as the as the leading blocker in UVSC history, with 63 career solo blocks and 288 block assists. She also held the school single-season records in those same two categories. Kelly also amassed 479 career digs, which placed her second on UVSC's all-time dig list after the 1992 season. Offensively, she was just as effective. She finished third on UVSC's career hitting list with 564 kills. She finished with a .290 career hitting percentage, which was the second best in UVSC history.
Snarr earned All-Conference and All-Region honors in 1992 at UVSC and was named first-team NJCAA All-American. She helped the Wolverines to a 32-18 record in 1991, and a 30-8 record in 1992. The 1992 club won the Region 18 Title and went on to finish third in the nation at the NJCAA nationals.
Snarr came to UVSC after an outstanding high school career. She lettered in volleyball, basketball and track at Alta High in Sandy, Utah. She was the team MVP in Volleyball and earned All-Region honors. In track she set school records in the long jump and high jump events. She was named the Alta Female Athlete of the Year in 1991.
After leaving Utah Valley, Snarr continued to be impressive on the volleyball court. She signed with the University of Utah and helped the Utes earn a berth in the 1993 National Invitational Volleyball Championships in Kansas City, where they finished third. The Utes led the nation in blocking, and finished with a 25-11 record. In 1994 Snarr led the Utes to a 16-13 record and was named the team MVP. She earned second-team All-Conference honors. She set a single-match record for blocks and was ranked in the top five in the conference in hitting percentage, block assists and block solos. She was also named the MVP of the Utah Classic.
Snarr earned a bachelors degree in Parks and Recreation Management from Utah in 1996. Kelly is the daughter of Terrell and Donna Gunnell of Draper, Utah. She married former UVSC basketball player Will Snarr, who also earned a bachelors degree from Utah in chemical engineering. The couple moved to Pocatello, Idaho, where Kelly was an assistant volleyball coach at Highland High School for three years. Will and Kelly now live in West Haven, Utah, with their five children Kenneth, Jessica, Kayla, Jayden and Matthew. Will currently serves as the plant superintendent at Compass Minerals.
08/11/2014 - W. Volleyball
07/29/2014 - M. Basketball
07/24/2014 - W. Basketball