April 14, 2012
The University of Minnesota volleyball program hosted three teams for a spring volleyball tournament, Saturday, April 14 at the Sports Pavilion. The Gophers welcomed Northern Iowa, North Dakota State and South Dakota State. Minnesota played all three teams and competed in two sets against each opponent. On the day, Ashley Wittman had 30 kills, followed by Katherine Harms with 28 and Brianna Haugen had 24. Morgan Bohl saw her first action as she came back from injury and had 13 digs.
Minnesota won both sets against the Jackrabbits, 25-13, 25-13 as three Gophers had double digit kills. Wittman had 12 kills, followed by Haugen with 11 and Harms with 10. Haugen and Tori Dixon also had two aces, while Bohl had six digs.
Against the Bison, the Gophers split competition, winning the first set, 25-23, but falling, 20-25 in the second set. Harms paved the way with 10 kills in 15 attempts, as Haugen added nine kills in 10 attempts.
In the final match of the day, it featured Minnesota and UNI, with Minnesota winning both sets. Minnesota earned a 25-17 win, followed by a 26-24 win. Wittman added another 10 kills, while Harms added eight and had a team-high nine digs. Dixon had five kills in six attempts.
Wilhite, Seliger-Swenson Garner Weekly Awards
Wilhite was named Co-Big Ten Player of the Week, while Seliger-Swenson was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Gophers earn No. 2 seed in NCAA Tournament
Minnesota will host the first and second rounds at the Sports Pavilion, hosting Jackson State, UNI and Marquette.
Gopher Volleyball Wins Big Ten Title
Minnesota wins its first Big Ten Conference championship title since 2002 and went 18-2 in league action.