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This Year in Pac-12 Women's Volleyball

Dec 21, 2015
John McGillen/USC Athletics

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• Seven Pac-12 teams earned NCAA Tournament berths, marking the the 16th-consecutive seasons at least six Conference teams earned NCAA Tournament berths. USC garnered the No. 1 overall seed, marking the third time in the history of the program the Trojans had been tabbed the top seed in the tournament.

• Four of the seven NCAA Tournament teams were seeded. In addition to USC receiving the top seed, WASHINGTON was No. 5, STANFORD was No. 8 and UCLA was No. 14. The Cardinal are one of only two teams in the country to earn a bid to all 35 NCAA Tournaments. ARIZONA, ARIZONA STATE and OREGON also received bids.

• For the fourth time in Pac-12 history, co-champions were crowned in women’s volleyball with USC and WASHINGTON claiming a share of the regular-season title. The Trojans win the title for the fifth time in the program’s history, while the Huskies win the title for the fourth time and second in the last three years.

• With UCLA, USC and Washington advancing to the round of 16, the Pac-12 upheld its streak of at least one Conference team in the regional semifinals every year, missing out on the regional finals only twice in the 35 years of the tournament (1993 and 1998).

• USC’s Samantha Bricio was tabbed the AVCA National Player of the Year, making it the fifth time in six years the honor was bestowed upon a Pac-12 player. She is also just the second Trojan to garner the award with Alex Jupiter winning in 2011. Bricio was also the Pac-12 Player of the Year.

• STANFORD’s Hayley Hodson was selected the AVCA National Freshman of the Year, the fourth Pac-12 player to ever earn the honor and the first Cardinal to ever receive the award. A Conference player has also won the honor for the second time in three years. Hodson was the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.

• Eight Pac-12 players were named to AVCA All-America teams. It was the 14th-consecutive year that the Pac-12 has had at least eight student-athletes on AVCA All-America teams. 

• The Pac-12 has won 14 of 35 NCAA titles awarded, including 12 of the last 25. It was also the 16th-consecutive year the Conference has had at least six teams compete in the NCAA Tournament.