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Friday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals
Florida State vs. #12 WISCONSIN - 5 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.)
MICHIGAN STATE vs. #2 PENN STATE - 5 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)
PURDUE vs. #13 ILLINOIS - 7 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.)
#7 Stanford vs. #10 MINNESOTA - 7 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)
#9 San Diego vs. #8 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. (Lincoln, Neb.)

All times are ET
All matches are available on ESPN3

Penn State volleyball player Katie Slay has been named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A communications sciences and disorders major with a 3.64 GPA, Slay is the fourth different Penn State volleyball player to be named as the Academic All-America of the Year and the first since Megan Hodge in 2009. Slay is a three-time All-Big Ten and academic All-Big Ten selection. Michigan State's Kristen Kelsay was also honored by CoSIDA, as she was named to the Academic All-America third team.

For the complete release from CoSIDA, click here.


Big Ten Reels in AVCA Regional Awards

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Big Ten volleyball standouts collected numerous AVCA Division I Regional Awards on Tuesday, with 31 players earning All-Region honors and two coaches tabbed Coach of the Year in their respective region. Big Ten student-athletes made up all 14 spots on the North Region team, while conference players took 12 of the 14 spots on the Northeast Region team and five were named honorable mention selections. Minnesota head coach Hugh McCutcheon earned North Region Coach of the Year recognition, while Penn State's Russ Rose took home Northeast Region Coach of the Year honors. Freshmen Kadie Rolfzen of Nebraska and Lauren Carlini of Wisconsin were tabbed Freshman of the Year in the North and Northeast Regions, respectively. Nebraska and Penn State led the way with five honorees each, while Purdue had four. The complete list of Big Ten standouts that garnered All-Region recognition can be found below.

NORTH REGION
Jennifer Cross, MICH
Lexi Dannemiller, MICH
Molly Toon, MICH
Alexis Mathews, MSU
Kori Moster, MSU
Lauren Wicinski, MSU
Tori Dixon, MINN
Adrianna Nora, MINN
Ashley Wittman, MINN
Meghan Haggerty, NEB
Mary Pollmiller, NEB
Kelsey Robinson, NEB
Kadie Rolfzen, NEB
Stephanie Holthus, NU

Honorable Mention: Cecilia Hall, NEB; Caleigh Ryan, NU
Freshman of the Year: Kadie Rolfzen, NEB
Coach of the Year: Hugh McCutcheon, MINN

NORTHEAST REGION
Jennifer Beltran, ILL
Jocelynn Birks, ILL
Kaitlyn Leary, OSU
Nia Grant, PSU
Micha Hancock, PSU
Deja McClendon, PSU
Ariel Scott, PSU
Katie Slay, PSU
KiKi Jones, PUR
Val Nichol, PUR
Lauren Carlini, WIS
Ellen Chapman, WIS

Honorable Mention: Liz McMahon, ILL; Carly Cramer and Catherine Rebarchak, PUR
Freshman of the Year: Lauren Carlini, WIS
Coach of the Year: Russ Rose, PSU

For the full list of regional award winners, click HERE


Sunday's Result

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NCAA Championship Second Round
MICHIGAN STATE def. #15 Kentucky, 3-1

Sunday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship Second Round
MICHIGAN STATE vs. #15 Kentucky - 4 p.m. ET (Lexington, Ky.)

Saturday's Results

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NCAA Championship First Round
MICHIGAN STATE def. Ohio, 3-0

NCAA Championship Second Round
#13 ILLINOIS def. Marquette, 3-1
#10 MINNESOTA def. Colorado, 3-2
#8 NEBRASKA def. Oregon, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. Utah, 3-0
PURDUE def. #4 Missouri, 3-1
#12 WISCONSIN def. California, 3-0

Saturday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship First Round
MICHIGAN STATE vs. Ohio - 2:30 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)

NCAA Championship Second Round
#13 ILLINOIS vs. Marquette - 8 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.)
#10 MINNESOTA vs. Colorado - 8 p.m. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
#8 NEBRASKA vs. Oregon - 8 p.m. (Lincoln, Neb.)
#2 PENN STATE vs. Utah - 7:30 p.m.
PURDUE vs. #4 Missouri - 8:30 p.m. (Columbia, Mo.)
#12 WISCONSIN vs. California - 7 p.m. (Madison, Wis.)

All times are ET

Friday's Results

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NCAA Championship First Round
PURDUE def. Central Arkansas, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. LIU Brooklyn, 3-0
#13 ILLINOIS def. Morehead State, 3-0
LSU def. MICHIGAN, 3-2
#10 MINNESOTA def. Radford, 3-0
#8 NEBRASKA def. Fairfield, 3-0
#12 WISCONSIN def. Milwaukee, 3-0

Friday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship First Round
Ohio vs. MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)
Central Arkansas vs. PURDUE - 5:30 p.m. (Columbia, Mo.)
LIU Brooklyn vs. #2 PENN STATE - 7:30 p.m. (University Park, Pa.)
Morehead State at #13 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.)
LSU vs. MICHIGAN - 8 p.m. (Seattle, Wash.)
Radford vs. #10 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Fairfield vs. #8 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. (Lincoln, Neb.)
Milwaukee vs. #12 WISCONSIN - 8:30 p.m. (Madison, Wis,)

All times are ET

Eight Volleyball Squads Ranked in AVCA Top 25

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Eight Big Ten volleyball teams are ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, released on Monday. Penn State stays at No. 2 for the seventh straight week, while Nebraska and Minnesota join the Nittany Lions in the top 10 at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. Wisconsin is ranked No. 13, followed by No. 18 Illinois, No. 19 Purdue, No. 20 Michigan State and No. 24 Michigan.

For the full poll, click here.

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