Tabitha Brown led the Shockers to a four set victory of Howard on Sunday afternoon.
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.
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.
Stanford will look to claim the National Championship for the second time in three seasons; Way-Too-Early 2018 VolleyMob Top 25 Power Rankings (Full List).
Barring an uncharacteristic stumble, the No. 1 seeded Penn State Nittany Lions should be through to the Final Four with four home victories. No. 8 seeded Washington, however, might offer a challenge in the Elite Eight.
MATCH STATS Wichita State def. Memphis 3-0 (25-18, 25-10, 25-15) Wichita State moves to 27-3, 19-0 American; Memphis falls to…
#24 Wichita State qualified for their 11th NCAA Tournament by sweeping SMU and clinching the American Athletic Conference title.
With its sweep of Tulsa, #24 Wichita State earned at least a share of the AAC title, which they can win outright with a win against SMU on Sunday.
It took a little over an hour for #24 Wichita State to sweep East Carolina in AAC action Friday afternoon.
Junior outside Tabitha Brown notched 24 kills to help #24 Wichita State top UCF in five sets.