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No. 12 Volleyball Closes Regular Season at Oregon State

Mar 30, 2021

Match 18-19: No. 12 Utah (13-4) at Oregon State (5-13)
Thursday, April 1 and Saturday, April 3
 7 p.m. | 11 a.m.
Corvallis, Oregon | Gill Coliseum
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The No. 12 Utah volleyball team will play Oregon State in the final weekend of the regular season.
The Utes are 13-4 and the Beavers are 5-13.
They will play Thursday at 7 p.m. MT and Saturday at 12 p.m. MT. The last two meetings in Corvallis between the two teams have gone to five sets. 
Kenzie Koerber has been named a Senior CLASS finalist.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Originally, there were 30 candidates selected and that list was cut down to 10. Among the 30 originally selected along with Koerber, Dani Drews was also on that list.
Utah is now ranked No. 12, marking the first time they've been ranked outside of the top 10 all season.
The highest ranking they've had is seventh marking the highest ranking in program history. They were ranked seventh three weeks in a row.
They previously had been ranked 8th for two weeks in a row matching a program high. The Utes have been ranked eighth twice before with the last time coming in 2002.
They were initially ranked 10th in the preseason rankings.
Going back to the beginning of last season, Utah is 18-3 in the Huntsman Center.
This season, they finished the year 8-0 after sweeping Arizona, USC, Stanford and Washington State as well as beating Colorado in four sets.
Last year, the Utes were 11-3 on their home court.
Utah has won 10 in a row at home with the last loss in the Huntsman Center coming against Stanford in 2019.
Utah has hit .256 as a team so far this season with six matches over .300. The .256 mark is the second highest in the Pac-12 right behind Washington.
The Utes are also second in the Pac-12 in kills per set averaging 13.75.
Another element of Utah's offense is its strong serve. The team has a Pac-12 leading 107 aces averaging 1.7 per set on the season. Kenzie Koerber leads the Utes with 26 this season.
Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament will be on Sunday, April 4 at 2 p.m. MT on ESPNU.