Minnesota earned a 3-0 win (25-17, 25-21, 25-23) over No. 16 Purdue, Wednesday night at Maturi Pavilion.
In the heart of Minneapolis, two Kansas City volleyball players have worked their way to be the anchors of the No. 1 team in the nation.
Alexis Hart, Molly Lohman and Samantha Seliger-Swenson have all been named Preseason All-Big Ten, announced today by the conference office.
Minnesota is set to host Missouri, North Carolina and UCLA in the NCAA Regionals this week.
Sarah Wilhite was named Big Ten Player of the Year, while Samantha Seliger-Swenson was named Setter of the Year
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
AVCA North Region Freshman of the Year • AVCA All-America honorable mention • Freshman All-Big Ten selection • ranked second on the team in kills (359), kills per set (2.85) and attempts (945) • played in all 34 matches and 126 sets as a rookie • saw action in her first collegiate match against San Diego, recording 14 kills (8/27) •had 15 kills and hit .333 against Florida State (9/3) • earned back-to-back B1G Freshman of the Week honors after her performance against ranked opponents at the Puerto Rico Classico and ACC/Big Ten Challenge • earned a .522 hitting percentage against Louisville (9/9) • hit 17 kills in 39 attempts in win over No. 11 North Carolina (9/10) • had 31 kills on the weekend against three teams at the Diet Coke Classic (9/16-17) and was named to all-tournament team • earned 17 kills on the weekend against Maryland and No.17 Ohio State (9/23-24) • named B1G Freshman of the Week after hitting 17 kills with a hitting clip of .389 against Indiana and No. 14 Purdue (9/30-10/2) • established six kills, two digs and two blocks against Northwestern (10/9) • saw action against Wisconsin and had seven kills • had 15 kills and seven digs against No.14 Michigan State (10/15) • earned 19 kills in win over Iowa (10/21) • established 15 kills and two blocks against No.1 Nebraska (10/23) • added 15 kills on the weekend against Rutgers and No.10 Penn State (10/28-29) • Established 5 kills against Indiana (11/2) • hit .438 with eight kills, adding three blocks against Maryland (11/6) • added 14 kills over the weekend against Illinois and Northwestern (11/12-13) • earned career-high 20 kills against Michigan State, hitting .419 (11/18) • added nine kills and three blocks in win over No. 3 Wisconsin (11/26) • earned 15 kills over the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament (12/2-3) • had 21 kills during the NCAA Regional.
Played for Truman High School and Invasion club team • named an Under Armour First Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) • with Truman, had 334 kills, hit .332, had 47 aces and 140 digs her senior year • amassed 1,284 kills and a .383 hitting efficiency for her career • received the 2014 Evelyn Gate Award as the best high school volleyball player in Kansas City, the first junior to win the award in its 11-year history • A 2014 Prepvolleyball.com All-American • was a two-time all-state first-team selection her senior and junior years and an all-city and all-conference selection for all four • as a junior • had 424 kills and hit .356, and also accomplished 35 aces, 28 blocks and 98 digs • played club for Invasion • was a member of the all-tournament team at the 2015 USA Volleyball’s Junior Nationals • also made the training roster in Colorado Springs for the USA Youth National team
Born May 23, 1998 • daughter to Knea Robinson-Hart • has an older brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Jewel • mother, Knea, played basketball at Oklahoma • interested in majoring in business • graduated from Truman High School in 2016 • standout basketball and track athlete, was also an all-metro selection in the long jump • won the state title as a sophomore and the school record in the triple jump and long jump.
|Alexis Hart's Career Statistics|
|Career Totals||126-34||359||2.85||130||92||.242||4||10||83||58 (3-55)||3.17|
Gophers Fall in Four to Illinois
11/18/2017 - W. Volleyball
The No. 7 University of Minnesota volleyball team fell in four to Illinois, 29-27, 19-25, 18-25, 20-25.
Live: Gophers at Illinois
11/18/2017 - W. Volleyball
Follow the Gophers as they face Illinois, tonight at 7 p.m.
Gophers Win, 3-1 over Wildcats
11/17/2017 - W. Volleyball
The No. 7 University of Minnesota volleyball team earned a 3-1 win over Northwestern, tonight in Evanston, Ill.