Reigning NCAA champ Nebraska unanimous pick to win Big Ten
Defending NCAA Champion Nebraska was unanimously chosen as the Big Ten Conference favorite for the 2016 volleyball season, as voted on by the conference’s 14 head coaches, it was announced on Tuesday.
After claiming their fourth national title last season, the Cornhuskers top the preseason poll for the first time since 2012.
NCAA semifinalist and defending Big Ten Champion Minnesota was picked to finish second, while Wisconsin was tabbed third. Penn State was voted to finish fourth, while Illinois rounded out the top five of the preseason poll in fifth place.
View the full preseason poll and All-Big Ten Team below.
2016 BIG TEN PRESEASON POLL
4. Penn State
6. Ohio State
7. Michigan State
2016 PRESEASON ALL-BIG TEN VOLLEYBALL TEAM
|Jordyn Poulter||Illinois||So.||Setter||Aurora, Colo.|
|ABBY COLE||Michigan||Sr.||Middle Blocker||Grand Haven, Mich.|
|Chloe Reinig||Michigan State||Sr.||Outside Hitter||South Lyon, Mich.|
|Hannah Tapp||Minnesota||Sr.||Opposite Hitter/Middle Blocker||Stewartville, Minn.|
|Paige Tapp||Minnesota||Sr.||Middle Blocker||Stewartville, Minn.|
|Samantha Seliger-Swenson||Minnesota||So.||Setter||Minnetonka, Minn.|
|Amber Rolfzen||Nebraska||Sr.||Middle Blocker||Papillion, Neb.|
|KADIE ROLFZEN||Nebraska||Sr.||Outside Hitter||Papillion, Neb.|
|Justine Wong-Orantes||Nebraska||Sr.||Libero||Cypress, Calif.|
|Taylor Sandbothe||Ohio State||Sr.||Middle Blocker||Lee’s Summit, Mo.|
|Ali Frantti||Penn State||Jr.||Outside Hitter||Spring Grove, Ill.|
|HALEIGH WASHINGTON||Penn State||Jr.||Middle Blocker||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
|LAUREN CARLINI||Wisconsin||Sr.||Setter||Aurora, Ill.|
|Haleigh Nelson||Wisconsin||Sr.||Middle Blocker||Cary, N.C.|
UNANIMOUS SELECTIONS IN CAPS