Big Ten Conference volleyball

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Big Ten Conference
Big Ten Conference logo.svg
ConferenceNCAA
DivisionDivision I
No. of teams14

Big Ten volleyball is made up of the women's volleyball programs from the Big Ten's 14 member universities. Through 2021, the Big Ten has earned a combined 36 NCAA national semifinal appearances by eight different teams. In 1987, Illinois became the first Big Ten program to make an appearance in the national semifinal. In 1999 Penn State won the conference's first national championship, and they have won seven overall, including a record four consecutive titles from 2007 to 2010. Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin (four times) have each made national championship game appearances.

In 2011, former Big 12 member Nebraska joined the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers have won five national championships, with two of these coming since the school joined the Big Ten.

Teams[edit]

School Head coach Big Ten titles† National semifinal appearances Best NCAA finish
Penn State Katie Schumacher-Cawley 17 (1992, 1993, 1996–99,
2003–10, 2012, 2013, 2017)
13 (1993, 1994, 1997–99, 2007–10, 2012–14, 2017) Champions (1999, 2007–10, 2013, 2014)
Nebraska John Cook 3 (2011, 2016, 2017) 16 (1986*, 1989*, 1990*, 1995*, 1996*, 1998*, 2000*,
2001*, 2005*, 2006*, 2008*, 2015–18, 2021)
Champions (1995*, 2000*, 2006*, 2015, 2017)
Illinois Chris Tamas 4 (1986–88, 1992) 4 (1987, 1988, 2011, 2018) Runner-up (2011)
Wisconsin Kelly Sheffield 8 (1990, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2014, 2019, 2020, 2021) 5 (2000, 2013, 2019, 2020, 2021) Champions (2021)
Ohio State Jen Flynn Oldenburg 3 (1989, 1991, 1994) 2 (1991, 1994) National semifinal (1991, 1994)
Michigan State Leah Johnson 2 (1995, 1996) 1 (1995) National semifinal (1995)
Minnesota Hugh McCutcheon 3 (2002, 2015, 2018) 6 (2003, 2004, 2009, 2015, 2016, 2019) Runner-up (2004)
Purdue Dave Shondell 1 (1985) Regional final (2010, 2020, 2021)
Michigan Mark Rosen 1 (2012) National semifinal (2012)
Iowa Jim Barnes First Round (1989)
Northwestern Shane Davis Regional semifinal (1981)
Indiana Steve Aird Regional semifinal (2010)
Maryland Adam Hughes Second Round (1996)
Rutgers Caitlin Schweihofer Qualifying round (1982)

† Since 1985, when double round-robin play was introduced
* As a member of the Big 12

Big Ten Award History[edit]

[1]

Big Ten volleyball in the AVCA[edit]

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) annually awards National Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, and Freshman of the Year. The following lists coaches and players from the Big Ten who have received these awards.

National Coach of the Year[edit]

National Player of the Year[edit]

National Freshman of the Year[edit]

  • 2001 – Stacey Gordon, Ohio State
  • 2005 – Nicole Fawcett, Penn State
  • 2006 – Megan Hodge, Penn State
  • 2010 – Deja McClendon, Penn State
  • 2014 – Ali Frantti, Penn State
  • 2017 – Dana Rettke, Wisconsin
  • 2020 – Emily Londot, Ohio State
  • 2021 – Lexi Rodriguez, Nebraska

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten award history" (PDF).

External links[edit]