Stanford and Penn State continued their reign as the only two schools who have made all 38 NCAA fields, while six teams will make their NCAA Division I tournament debuts.
Kentucky’s Leah Edmond was named Player of the Year, while teammate Gabby Curry was named Libero of the Year and Alli Stumler was named Freshman of the Year. Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors when to Arkansas’ Hailey Dirrigl.
Tennessee hops into the top 16 behind a big win over Florida to emphatically end their regular season.
Texas A&M junior outside hitter Hollann Hans had six aces to obliterate the program’s 35-year-old all-time record for aces in a season with 64, and senior libero Amy Houser capped her career in record-setting fashion as the Aggies came from behind to defeat LSU in five sets.
The No. 11 Kentucky volleyball team secured the outright 2018 Southeastern Conference championship on Wednesday night with a 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-18, 25-17) win at South Carolina.
There aren’t plenty of key matchups remaining as teams vie for conference placings and NCAA Tournament seedings and berths.
TCU’s élan McCall averaged 5.43 kills and 4.29 digs per set, while hitting .516 and converting 97 percent of her serve reception chances (33 of 34) en route to VolleyMob Player of the Week honors.
Kentucky’s Leah Edmond, Madison Lilley and Alli Stumler were tabbed as SEC Offensive Player, Setter and Freshman of the Week, while Florida’s Allie Gregory earned defensive accolades for Week 13.
All but five of the 32 automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament have been claimed with a week remaining in the regular season. Four conference tournaments are ahead this week.
With an injury at the top and a 14th ranked win for Stanford, the Cardinal make the jump back to where they began the year.