in April 1975 in the town of Pijnacker, started her
international volleyball career in 1997, when she
joined the national side and played her first
international against Japan in the Netherlands.
Although she was just a player on the amateur level,
national team coach Bert Goodkoop invited her,
together with two others to make the big step on to
the international scene, because of her height.
Huurman was the only one who survived, developing into
a high-class player.
Now, her 192cm makes her an excellent middle blocker
for her team and she has been an integral member of
the Netherlands side, making nearly 150 appearances in
the orange colors.
Her experience is a key factor for the Netherlands
since she has partaken in two European Championships,
one World Championship and the World Grand Prix. She
went to play in Modena, Italy in 1998 before enjoying
a successful stint at the Italian club Famila
During last season, she played in the Japanese
V-league, where she was one of the stars of Hisamitsu
Springs, however, she is destined to leave the club as
she looks for another volleyball career change
somewhere else in the world.