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Minnesota Wins 2018 Big Ten Volleyball Championship

Gophers earn their third conference title with a 3-2 win against the Buckeyes

 

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Minnesota volleyball team won the Big Ten Championship by virtue of its 3-2 (23-25, 25-20, 25-13, 23-25, 15-11) win against Ohio State Saturday evening. With the victory, the Gophers (24-2; 18-0 Big Ten) claimed their third Big Ten title and first since the 2015 season.

 

Regan Pittman posted a game-high 20 kills and a .594 hitting percentage in the five-set match. Samantha Seliger-Swenson finished with a game-high 58 assists helping the Gophers hit .315 as a team, while Stephanie Samedy finished with 17 kills and 21 digs for her 13th double-double of the season.

 

With the outright Big Ten title, Minnesota earns the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

 

The 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Selection Show is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 25 and will air live on ESPNU.

 

The media credential application for the 2018 Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship is now available. Media interested in covering the event can log on to ncaa.com/media and access the credential application via the link under the credential icon.