The University of Minnesota will send the largest collegiate contingent to the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout, March 2-4, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The University of Minnesota had three individuals garner All-America honors, announced today by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
The University of Minnesota had three individuals that landed a spot on the American Volleyball Coaches' Association All-Region Team.
Alexis Hart, Stephanie Samedy and Samantha Seliger-Swenson were all named to the All-Big Ten team.
Minnesota earned a 3-0 win (25-17, 25-21, 25-23) over No. 16 Purdue, Wednesday night at Maturi Pavilion.
2017 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
AVCA Third-Team All-American • All-North Region selection • All-Big Ten selection • Named a Preseason All-Big Ten selection • saw action in all 34 matches and 118 sets during her sophomore season • ranked second on the team in kills (446) and kills per set (3.78) • added 23 aces • played in both matches during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and had 24 kills • had 22 kills, two aces and four blocks during the Diet Coke Classic • was named American Campus Classic all-tournament team when she averaged 3.10 kills per set • named the Boise State Classic Tournament MVP when she hit .341 during the tournament and produced 339 kills • had 20 kills in the win over Michigan • hit .304 and had 12 kills in the win over Iowa • hit .324 and had 14 kills against Michigan • had 11 kills, hit .308 and had two aces in the Purdue win • posted a match-best 16 kills against Iowa • posted 11 kills, an assist and an ace in the win at Ohio State • had 23 kills, hit .367, an ace and three digs in the home win vs. Wisconsin • posted a career-best 28 kills in the win over Illinois • hit .435 and had 12 kills in the home win over Ohio State • had six aces against Indiana • hit .333 against Penn State when she had 19 kills in 36 attempts • added a match-best 20 kills in the Second Round win over Northern Iowa.
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.
Gophers Add Two to the Roster
4/18/2018 - W. Volleyball
University of Minnesota head volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon has announced two additions to the 2018 roster.
Scrimmage Rewind: Gophers vs. Bradley
4/16/2018 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota played five sets to 25 points as the Gophers won all five (25-15, 25-16, 25-14, 25-21, 25-18).
Gophers in the Pros: Daly Santana
4/12/2018 - W. Volleyball
Daly Santana just finished her third year of playing professional volleyball after a four-year career at Minnesota.