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.
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.
Gopher Volleyball's Regan Pittman is one of 12 members named to USA's Junior National Roster, set to compete in Mexico.
Freshman middle blocker Regan Pittman (Spring Hill, Kansas) helped the United States Women’s Junior National Team win gold at the U20 Pan American Cup, in San Jose, Costa Rica.
2017 • REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN SEASON:
Played in 114 of 118 sets and 33 of 34 matches in her first year with the Gophers • ranked third on the team in kills (261), kills per set (2.29) and blocks (110) • started both matches during the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and made her collegiate debut in the 3-0 win over North Carolina • posted 15 kills, 10 blocks and hit .400 in her first week as a Gopher • produced 30 kills, hit .480 and a team-best 111 blocks in the Diet Coke Classic • had 12 blocks and 16 kills during the American Campus Classic. • added a team-best 15 blocks during the Boise State Classic and had 26 kills • had 15 kills and seven blocks in opening weekend of Big Ten play • hit .438 and had seven kills in the win over Iowa • added nine kills and three blocks in the win over Wisconsin • hit .600 against Michigan and had three blocks • hit .471 against Iowa and had 10 kills in 17 attempts • hit .467 and had eight kills in 15 attempts in the win at Ohio State • had nine kills and two blocks in the home win over Ohio State • hit .522 and had 14 kills and two blocks in the Second Round win over Northern Iowa.
2016 • FRESHMAN SEASON
Did not see action in matches.
Named an Under Armour First Team All-American by the AVCA, and named Team East's Most Valuable Player at 2015 Under Armour All American Game • 2015 Prepvolleyball.com Club All-American and 2014 high school All-American • played with both her high school team, Saint Thomas Aquinas, and club team, KC Power • led Aquinas HS to a State Championship in 2014 as well as two State runner-up finishes in 2015 and 2013 • MVP of the 2015 Eastern Kansas League • 2015 all metro team and Finalist for the Evelyn Gates Award • had over 1050 career kills at Saint Thomas Aquinas, .450 hitting clip, 349 blocks (236 solos) and 170 digs • the .450 career hitting efficiency ranks at the top of Saints’ record books, while 472 kills this season is also a school record • KC Power finished fifth in Open twice (2016 and 2015) at the USAV National Championships • named to the 2015 American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason Team, a Prepvolleyball.com Pre-Season Watch List • two-time first-team all-state selection • two-time all-state tournament team honoree • 2014 Prepvolleyball.com All-American and was listed as the 12th-best recruit in the nation • National Junior of the Year finalist • member of the USA Youth National Team World Championship roster and garnered a silver medal in 2015.
Born March 18, 1998 • Tim and Monica Pittman • has an older brother, Austin • undecided on a major • knits and sews some of her own clothes • Mom, Monica, played volleyball at Colby and grandfather, Steve, played football at Carthage • has volunteered with the Special Olympics and on the Academic Honor Roll • also a standout track athlete, including a third-place high jump finish in 2015 • 2016 graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas.
Alumni Spotlight: Katrien De Decker
5/15/2018 - W. Volleyball
Gophersports.com recently caught up with one of our legendary Gophers, Katrien De Decker.
Big Ten/ACC Tickets Available May 8
5/7/2018 - W. Volleyball
Minnesota Volleyball opens the 2018 season at the Target Center as it hosts the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, Aug. 24-25.
Spring Recap from the Gophers
5/2/2018 - W. Volleyball
The Gopher Volleyball program concluded the 2018 spring season last Saturday as the Gophers hosted an intrasquad scrimmage.