For the sixth-straight season, the Wisconsin volleyball team has advanced to NCAA Regional play, downing Pepperdine 25-16, 25-12, 15-25, 25-13 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night in the UW Field House.
The sixth-seeded Wisconsin volleyball team earned a first-round victory over Green Bay Thursday night at the UW Field House on the first day of the 2018 NCAA Tournament.
Seven Big Ten volleyball teams were selected to the 2018 NCAA Volleyball Tournament. League teams account for five of the top eight seeded teams.
Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and Co-Setter of the Year, while Penn State’s Kendall White was tabbed Defensive Player of the Year. Illinois’ Jordyn Poulter also garnered Co-Settter of the Year nods, while Penn State’s Jonni Parker earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors.
It took five sets and extra points, but Wisconsin volleyball team edged past Penn State in its home gym Saturday night.
Conference play continues this week with all 14 schools in action, including Nebraska at Iowa live on BTN on Wednesday.
There were two monster performances that stood out above the rest, but an all around effort and two conference records gave Cincinnati’s Jordan Thompson the edge and her third VolleyMob Player of the Week nod this season.
Minnesota’s Adanna Rollins and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Nebraska’s Lauren Stivrins and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earned Big Ten weekly honors.
#5 Wisconsin hosts #3 Minnesota as the marquee match of the week, but plenty of others should be kept an eye on.
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