This Week in Pac-10 Women's Volleyball

Nov. 30, 2009

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     California's Cutura Named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Year


    Dec. 3-4 at Colorado State (Minneapolis Regional)
    No. 6 seed WASHINGTON (23-5) vs. N. Colorado (21-11), 5 p.m.
    Colorado State (23-5) vs. Middle Tennessee State (25-9), 7:30 p.m.
    Winners meet Fri., Dec. 4, 7 p.m.

    Dec. 4-5 at Stanford (Stanford Regional)
    St. Mary’s (22-4) vs. UC Santa Barbara (22-7), 5 p.m.
    No. 4 seed STANFORD (21-7) vs. Long Island (21-13), 7 p.m.
    Winners meet Sat., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

    Dec. 4-5 at UCLA (Gainseville Regional)
    Georgia Tech (21-9) vs. Baylor (22-9), 5:30 p.m.
    No. 8 seed UCLA (23-8) vs. Long Beach State (22-8), 7 p.m.
    Winners meet Sat., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

    Dec. 4-5 at Ohio State (Gainesville Regional)
    No. 9 seed CALIFORNIA (18-10) vs. Lipscomb (28-3), 6 p.m.
    Ohio State (24-9) vs. Cincinnati (25-10), 8 p.m.
    Winners meet Sat., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

    Dec. 4-5 at Kentucky (Minneapolis Regional)
    No. 14 seed OREGON (19-9) vs. Clemson (23-9), 5 p.m.
    Kentucky (27-4) vs. Michigan State (17-15), 7 p.m.
    Winners meet Sat., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

    Dec. 4-5 at LSU (Omaha Regional)
    ARIZONA (22-7) vs. Texas A&M (18-10), 5 p.m.
    No. 15 LSU (24-6) vs. Tulane (18-9), 7:30 p.m.
    Winners meet Sat., Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m.

    Dec. 4-5 at USC (Stanford Regional)
    No. 12 Hawaii (27-2) vs. New Mexico (20-8), 5 p.m.
    USC (21-9) vs. Oklahoma (18-11), 7 p.m.
    Winners meet Sat., Dec. 5, 7 p.m.

    Dec. 4-5 at Nebraska (Omaha Regional)
    WASHINGTON STATE (18-12) vs. UNI (30-2), 4:30 p.m.
    No. 10 Nebraska (23-6) vs. Coastal Carolina (20-13), 7 p.m.
    Winners meet Sat., Dec. 5, 5 p.m.

    STANFORD captured its 13th Pac-10 title and gained the Pac-10’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament as the No. 4 seed. Joining the Cardinal in the NCAA Tournament are seven additional Pac-10 teams - No. 6 seed WASHINGTON, No. 8 seed UCLA, No. 9 seed CALIFORNIA, No. 14 seed OREGON, ARIZONA, USC and WASHINGTON STATE.

    The eight teams participating in the NCAA Tournament equals a Pac-10 record set in 2002.

    It’s the ninth consecutive year in which the Pac-10 has sent at least six teams into the NCAA Tournament, and 18th overall.

    No other conference had more than six teams selected to play in the NCAA Tournament (the Big Ten and Big 12 each had six teams).

    Stanford captures the Pac-10 title with a 14-4 mark. It’s the first time a team has won the league race with more than two losses. Previously, the Pac-10 has produced eight undefeated champions, 12 one-loss champions (including co-champions), and five two-loss champions (including co-champions).

    The Pac-10 produced a record of 18-9 against non-conference teams in the NCAA Tournament.


    The Pac-10 has won five of the last eight NCAA titles. Washington won it all in 2005, Stanford claimed titles in 2001 and 2004, while USC captured titles in 2002 and 2003. Over the last eight years of the NCAA Tournament, the Pac-10 has compiled an impressive 139-46 (.751) record. Toss out the 12 postseason matches in which Pac-10 teams faced each other and the league’s NCAA Tournament record against non-conference foes stands at 127-34 (.789)... Overall, the Pac-10 has won 13 NCAA titles. The league’s overall record against non-conference opponents in NCAA Tournament play is 264-99 (.727)... Over the last seven years, the Pac-10 is 43-2 (.956) in the first round, and 95-11 (.896) in opening round matches since 1990.

    ARIZONA - The Wildcats are making their 22nd NCAA Tournament appearance, and first since 2005 when Arizona reached the regional finals... Arizona is 14-6 in its last six trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a Final Four appearance in 2001. 

    CALIFORNIA - The Golden Bears are making their 12th NCAA Tournament appearance, and eighth consecutive appearance. Cal is 7-2 over the last two NCAA Tournaments, including a Final Four appearance in 2007... Senior OH Hana Cutura leads the Pac-10 with 5.09 kills per set and needs 69 kills to reach 2,000 for her career. 

    OREGON - The Ducks are making their eighth NCAA Tournament appearance, and record fourth consecutive appearance. Four of Oregon’s five NCAA Tournament victories have come in the last two Tournaments. 

    STANFORD - The Cardinal are making their 29th NCAA Tournament appearance, and are one of two teams (also Penn State) to have appeared in each NCAA Tournament... The Cardinal have reached the national championship match in each of the last three Tournaments... Stanford has won six NCAA titles (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2004). The Cardinal captured their 13th Pac-10 title and have finished lower than second in Pac-10 play just once in 24 seasons (4th in 2000).

    UCLA - The Bruins are making their 28th NCAA Tournament appearance... The Bruins have won three NCAA titles (1984, 1990, 1991)... Sophomore MB Amanda Gil is fourth in the nation in blocks, averaging 1.55 per game.

    USC - The Women of Troy are making their 27th NCAA Tournament appearance... USC has won three NCAA titles (1981, 2002, 2003). Sophomore S Kendall Bateman leads the nation in assists at 12.51 per game.

    WASHINGTON - The Huskies are making their 14th NCAA Tournament appearance. Washington won it’s first NCAA title in 2005. Over the last six NCAA Tournaments, Washington has a record of 21-5... Sophomore MB Bianca Rowland leads the Pac-10 in hitting (.460)... With 2,356 digs, senior L Tamari Miyashiro needs 30 digs to set the Pac-10 career record.

    WASHINGTON STATE - The Cougars are making their 10th NCAA Tournament appearance, and first since 2002... At 18-12, WSU has finished with a winning record for the first time since the 2002 season. It’s six wins in Pac-10 play are the most since finishing league play in 2002 with a 11-7 mark.



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