Tulsa Volleyball To Hold Intra-Squad Scrimmage On Thursday
Aug. 13, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - The University of Tulsa volleyball team will conduct an intra-squad scrimmage that is free and open to Tulsa students and fans at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 17 in the Donald W. Reynolds Center.
Tulsa, coming off of a 28-7 record a year ago, returns five starters and the libero. The Golden Hurricane have captured the past two Conference USA regular season titles, and look to capture a not only a third straight regular season crown, but the conference tournament titles at the Reynolds Center November 16-18.
"You are coming to watch a team that has gone 38-2 the past two years in conference play," commented head coach Steven McRoberts. "These girls have been to the NCAA Tournament the past two years and have advanced to the second round both years beating Oklahoma last year and LSU the year before. This is a team that has received national recognition for receiving votes in the top-25 poll and that boosts four all-conference players."
The Hurricane is led by a strong senior class headlined by two-time second team All-American Tyler Henderson. Besides being named to the COBRA first-team All-National Team in each of her three seasons at TU, Henderson has earned two C-USA Player of the Year honors. Henderson ranked fifth in the NCAA in kills per set (4.86) and 13th in the NCAA in points per set (5.11). Fellow senior Jessica Adams was named the 2011 C-USA Libero of the Year and paced the Hurricane by averaging 4.85 digs per set. Senior Diana Silva, a first-team All-C-USA member, averaged 3.08 kills per set and tallied 13 double-doubles in 35 matches. Rounding out the senior class is setter Jordan Clampitt, the 2010 C-USA Setter of the Year who paced TU with 8.17 assists per set last season.
The next time TU will play in front of a home crowd will be on September 13-15 for the Golden Hurricane Classic. Three NCAA Tournament squads from a year ago in Kansas State, Dayton and Minnesota, will descend on Tulsa for the three-day affair. All home regular season TU matches, including the Golden Hurricane Classic, are free to the public.
"I think you are going to see good volleyball," said McRoberts. "Those who have watched the Olympics over the past few weeks can have the opportunity right here in Tulsa to very good college volleyball. This is going to just be a preview before we get to host Kansas State, Dayton and Minnesota for our first three matches. I hope this can be a fun event and I hope people come out to see what TU Volleyball is all about."
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