Liz Holmes (8) and Tristen Dye (10) were named to the ESPN
the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV College Division
volleyball team. The two seniors also helped NKU earn a berth
in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team has received
an at-large berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament, and the fourth-seeded
Norse will take on No. 5 seed Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
in the first round of the Great Lakes Regional at 5 p.m. Thursday
at Allendale, Mich.
NKU enters the
NCAA Division II Tournament with a 26-8 overall record. The Norse,
who are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2003,
finished in third place in the Great Lakes Valley Conference East
Division this fall.
won the GLVC West Division title this fall, is 26-6 entering the
NCAA Tournament. NKU defeated SIUE in four games earlier this season
in Regents Hall in their only meeting.
State (30-3) is the No. 1 seed and host for the Great Lakes Regional.
The Lakers captured the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
championship. Grand Valley State will meet No. 8 seed Charleston
(W. Va.) in the opening round Thursday.
NKU lost to
Grand Valley State in four games earlier this season in a match
at Ashland, Ohio. The NKU/SIUE winner will likely meet Grand Valley
State in the regional semifinals on Friday.
Grand Valley State in five games earlier this season.
HOLMES EARN ACADEMIC HONORS: NKU senior volleyball players
Tristen Dye and Liz Holmes have been named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA
Academic All-District IV College Division volleyball team.
Dye, an accounting
major from Millersburg, Ohio, earned a spot on the first team. Holmes,
a Cincinnati native and a history/social studies education major,
was selected to the second team.