Sean Merriman, web editor, December 12, 2015

Minnesota's women's volleyball team is headed to the Final Four!

[ MORE: Nebraska advances to national semifinals ]

The Gophers topped Hawaii 3-1 (25-18, 25-13, 24-26, 25-21) on Saturday night to advance to its fourth Final Four since 2003, the fifth most of any team in the nation.

Minnesota improves to 30-3 on the season and will face Texas in the national semifinals Thursday night in Omaha, Nebraska.

Big Ten rival Nebraska joins Minnesota in the national semis, giving the Big Ten multiple teams in the Final Four for the third time in the last four years.


Also, take a look at some fast facts from this year?s Big Ten volleyball season.

  • Minnesota?s Daly Santana earned Big Ten Player of the Year.
  • Minnesota?s head coach Hugh McCutcheon was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year by both the coaches and the media.
  • Minnesota?s Samantha Seliger Swenson claimed Freshman of the Year plaudits.