Volleyball Opens Spring Season Against Oregon
(RV) WASHINGTON STATE (0-0, 0-0 PAC-12)
vs. Oregon (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12) | Friday., Jan. 22 | 1:00 p.m. PT
vs. Oregon (0-0, 0-0 Pac-12) | Sunday., Jan. 24 | 11:00 a.m. PT
Washington State Volleyball opens the 2021 spring schedule with a pair of home matches against the Ducks of Oregon. The first match will be held inside Bohler Gym, Friday, Jan. 22 with a start time of 1 p.m., and match number two is set for Sunday, Jan. 24 at 11 a.m. inside Bohler Gym as well.
The Cougars are coming off a 2019 fall season that saw WSU make a fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship Tournament, after posting an overall record of 23-10 (12-8 Pac-12). Washington State faced #20 San Diego in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on neutral ground at the Stan Sheriff Center (Honolulu, HI), where the Cougars ultimately fell 3-1 to the Toreros.
The Cougars were selected sixth in the 2021 Spring Season Pac-12 Coaches Poll, receiving 71 total points in the voting. Sophomore Magda Jehlářová was also named to the All-Pac-12 Preseason Team, after coming off an impressive debut year with the Cougars in 2019, earning the AVCA National Freshman of the Year honors.
2019 SEASON NOTES
Swept the Ducks of Oregon in the regular season for the first time since 2003. This was the first time since 2002 the Cougars swept both the Oregon schools also. WSU has finished in the Top 5 in the Pac-12 standings, three out of the last four years as well.
Washington State is one of only 28 programs (18 from Power 5 Schools) in the nation, out of 334 total schools, to qualify for the NCAA Championship Tournament in 4 consecutive seasons (2016-19).
(Others included are: Alabama State, Baylor, BYU, Colorado State, Creighton, Denver, Florida, Florida State, Hawaii, Howard, Kentucky, Marquette, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Northern Iowa, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Purdue, San Diego, Stanford, Texas, USC, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin)
WSU ranks 17th overall in total wins among Power 5 programs since 2016 through 2019 with 86 total wins. (Pac-12 Schools that rank ahead of Washington State: Stanford (121), Washington (101), and Utah (87)).
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