Cougar Volleyball Travels to Reno for Three-Match Tourney

Sept. 4, 2007

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COUGARS ARE ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Washington State volleyball team, 7-1, travels to the Biggest Little City in the World, Reno, Nevada, for the Nevada AT&T Invitational tournament...WSU takes on Hofstra (5-1) Friday night, Sept. 7 at 4:30 p.m....Saturday, Sept. 8, the Cougs will meet UNLV (5-1) at 10 a.m. and host Nevada (2-2) at 7 p.m...all matches will be played in the Virginia Street Gym on the Nevada campus.

COUGS SECOND AT MSU HOLIDAY INN CLASSIC: WSU was 2-1 at the Montana State tournament last weekend, taking 3-0 wins over Montana State (30-23, 30-28, 30-28) and Utah State (30-26, 30-23, 30-23), but losing 3-0 to Texas A&M (30-28, 30-18, 30-20)...Maureen Perez (11.44 apg) and Brittany Johnson (3.56 kpg, 1.11 bpg) were named to the seven-player all-tournament team...Jackie Albright also contributed 34 kills (3.78 kpg) and 2.11 dpg) while Kelly Hyder had 39 digs (4.33 dpg)...WSU had 3.06 blocks per game as a team.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: Brian Heffernan returns for his fourth season at WSU (34-66)...Ken Ko, associate head coach (third year) is joined by assistant coach Gretchen Killebrew (first year)...Mark Killebrew is the coordinator of volleyball operations (first year)...Edgard da Gama e Silva Filho (Dega) is a volunteer coach.

TUNE IN FOR COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ON RADIO AND INTERNET: Cougar volleyball fans can listen to all the road contests during the 2007 season LIVE in the Palouse on KQQQ-AM radio (1150 on the AM dial), or Border 104 (KHTR, 104.3 on the FM dial)...veteran area broadcaster Steve Grubbs is the voice of Cougar volleyball for the second season...in addition, the radio broadcasts of away matches are LIVE on the Internet...for the connection, go to www.wsucougars.com, click on the Cougars All Access link (right side, main page) and sign-in...subscription is $14.95 per month...fans can listen to all radio broadcast Cougar Athletic events through this internet subscription.

ANOTHER TOUGH SCHEDULE FOR COUGS: The CSTV/American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 Poll for Sept. 3 shows five of Washington State's 2007 Pac-10 opponents ranked in the top 15: 2006 national runners-up Stanford at No. 2, No. 4 USC, No. 5 UCLA, No. 8 Washington, and No. 15 California...Ohio, a non-conference opponent WSU will face Sept. 14 in Denver is ranked No. 13...also receiving votes are Texas A&M (No. 29), Oregon (No. 320, and Long Beach State (No. 37)...the coaches poll link is www.avca.org.

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