The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) volleyball team clinched at least a share of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship, a top-two finish and a first round bye in the WAC Tournament by beating Chicago State University.
Senior Ragni Steen Knudsen became the ninth member of the UTRGV 1,000 kills club, now with 1,011 after recording a match-high 19 kills on .375 hitting with 13 digs for her third double-double of the season against Texas Tech.
UTRGV made history, downing 15th-ranked Baylor in 4 sets to record its best win over a ranked foe. The Lady Bears recovered, notching a 3-1 win against Rice in the nightcap.
New Mexico State will look to defend their regular season WAC title as the preseason favorites in 2018.
Cal State Bakersfield finished off a title run through the WAC Tournament with a four-set win over No. 2 seed Texas-Rio Grande Valley on Saturday.
The No. 10 Ducks hit nearly .400 in two of the three sets of a sweep of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in their home opener Thursday, en route to a .337 efffort for the night.