Thompson, Tingelhoff, Melville, Civita Earn AAC Player of the Year Awards
Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson picked up her second career Player of the Year nod, while teammate Jade Tingelhoff was tabbed as American Athletic Conference Setter of the Year. UCF’s McKenna Melville earned Freshman of the Year acclaim, while Wichita State’s Giorgia Civita was named Libero of the Year.
AAC: #25 UCF Avoids Upset from Houston; (RV) Cinci, USF, Tulane, Tulsa, WSU Win
#25 UCF escaped a huge upset from Houston to stay atop the AAC standings.
Creighton Claims SMU Doubletree Classic Title
Creighton swept SMU, NC State, and Arkansas State for the title.
Creighton Goes 2-0, Kloth Reaches 1,000 Kills at SMU Classic
Creighton snapped its two-match losing skid with a pair of sweeps to open the SMU Double Tree Classic. NC State and the host Mustangs each went 1-1 on the day.
American Conference Gears Up with 34 Matches on Opening Weekend
First set of the 2018 season for all 12 American Athletic Conference volleyball teams will get underway on Friday, August 24, with the teams combining for 34 matches.
Wichita State Picked to Win AAC; Jordan Thompson Tabbed Player of Yr
It was a close race to the top in the 2018 American Athletic Conference Volleyball Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as reigning conference champion Wichita State was chosen as the favorite for a second-straight year. Meanwhile, Cincinnati right side/outside Jordan Thompson was tabbed as Preseason Player of the Year.
Texas Tech & Texas State Sweep Their Way to 2nd Round; NIVC Texas State Pod (Round 1)
Texas Tech swept SMU while Texas State swept Rice to cause a collision course in Round 2 of the NIVC Tournament.
#24 Wichita State Punches Ticket to NCAA Tournament with Sweep of SMU
#24 Wichita State qualified for their 11th NCAA Tournament by sweeping SMU and clinching the American Athletic Conference title.
Wichita State MB Abbie Lehman Wins AAC Defensive Player of the Week
Wichita State middle blocker Abbie Lehman takes home one of two AAC weekly awards as she claims the conference’s defensive POTW.
Mississippi State Wins Thriller over SMU at 27-25 in Fifth Set
The teams combined for 13 match-point chances in the final stanza, which ended in a 27-25 score in favor of the Bulldogs.