The Nebraska women’s volleyball team downed Florida, 3-1, to win the national title Saturday night. Nebraska won its final 19 matches en route to picking up the program’s fifth NCAA crown, the third-most in history, and second in the last three seasons, also taking the 2015 title in Omaha, Nebraska. The Big Ten has won eight of the last 11 NCAA championships, including four of the last five. The Huskers won it the year before this run of dominance, in 2006, as a member of the Big 12. Mikaela Foecke, Kelly Hunter and Kenzie Maloney were named to the all-tournament
The No. 5 Nebraska volleyball team earned a third straight trip to the NCAA Semifinals with a 3-1 (25-19, 25-22, 25-27, 25-22) win on the home court of fourth-seeded Kentucky in the NCAA Lexington Regional Final on Saturday.
The Big Ten announced the 2017 postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with standouts from Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin earning recognition. The Nittany Lions’ Simone Lee was named the Big Ten Player of the Year by a vote of the conference’s coaches. Penn State’s Haleigh Washington was tabbed the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year while Nebraska’s Kelly Hunter was named Setter of the Year. Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors, while Nebraska head coach John Cook and Penn State head coach Russ Rose were named Big Ten Coach of the Year by the
Eight Big Ten volleyball teams were selected to the 2017 NCAA Volleyball Tournament, with first- and second-round matches held Nov. 30- Dec. 2. The eight bids mark the 25th time in as many years that at least six Big Ten volleyball teams have been selected for the tournament.
Nebraska and Penn State each earned a share of the Big Ten Volleyball Championship after both schools posted victories Saturday night in their regular-season finales. Both the Huskers and the Nittany Lions finished with a 19-1 conference record.
Big Ten Network and FloSports, a subscription-based streaming sports platform, today announced a four-year agreement which includes the distribution rights to more than 1,000 non-televised Big Ten Conference events. The events, which were previously exclusive to BTN Plus and range from basketball to ice hockey, will now be available through FloSports’ sport-specific subscription channels such as FloWrestling, FloTrack and FloVolleyball. FloSports is a digital content provider based in Austin, Texas, with a network of 25 verticals covering a range of sports, including basketball, football, wrestling, track, volleyball, gymnastics and swimming. The verticals include sport-specific live streams, documentaries, breaking news and
Nebraska and Minnesota made the NCAA volleyball tournament Final Four but neither team advanced to the championship.
For the fifth time in the last eight seasons, the Big Ten makes up half of the NCAA volleyball national semifinals. It's the same two teams as last season, too, as No. 2 seed Minnesota and national reigning champ and No. 1 Nebraska are making the trek to Columbus, Ohio.
Top-seeded and reigning national champ Nebraska and second-seeded Minnesota advanced to the NCAA women's volleyball Final Four on Saturday.
Entering Friday, six Big Ten teams were in the NCAA volleyball tournament's Sweet 16. Three advanced to the Elite Eight.