The No. 2 seed University of Minnesota volleyball team advanced to the Regional Semifinal after topping South Carolina in three sets, 25-12, 25-15, 25-15.
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.
The Penn State women’s volleyball took down Minnesota 20-25, 25-21, 30-28, 24-26, 15-12 on Friday night, snapping a 19 match win streak for the Gophers and handing the Big Ten champions their first conference loss of the year.
The No. 3 University of Minnesota volleyball program clinched the Big Ten Conference title outright tonight in Columbus, Ohio during a five-set thriller.
Minnesota’s Adanna Rollins and Samantha Seliger-Swenson, Nebraska’s Lauren Stivrins and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earned Big Ten weekly honors.
Purdue’s Sherridan Atkinson, Illinois’ Morgan O’Brien and Jordan Poulter and Minnesota’s CC McGraw and Samantha Seliger-Swenson earned Big Ten weekly honors for Week 10.
Favored teams claimed Big Ten victories on Friday night. 4th-ranked Penn State, 3rd-ranked Minnesota, 6th-ranked Wisconsin and 21st-ranked Purdue all secured wins to continue their win streaks.
Nebraska outside hitter Mikaela Foecke, a 2 time NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, is one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award for volleyball.
Illinois’ Jordan Poulter, Maryland’s Allegra Rivas, Minnesota’s Adanna Rollins and Samantha Seliger-Swenson and Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earn weekly honors from the Big Ten.