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Sports / Recreation

Volleyball team set for NCAAs

November 22, 2011

The CSU volleyball team will take on the Oregon Ducks in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. If the Rams win, they will play the winner of the University of Northern Colorado-University of Hawaii match for the right to advance to the Sweet 16.

CSU senior Katelyn Steffan has saved her best for last, earning the Mountain West Conference's player of the year award. She will lead the Rams into their 17th consecutive NCAA Tournament.

UPDATE, Thursday 11 p.m.
Rams advance to second round of play

The Rams defeated Oregon 3-2 and face the host team, Hawaii, in a 10 p.m. match Friday. More information is available on CSURams.com.

17th consecutive NCAA appearance

The Rams will be making their 17th consecutive NCAA appearance, 15 of which have come under the leadership of coach Tom Hilbert, who was named the Mountain West Conference’s coach of the year after leading the Rams to their 17th consecutive season with at least 20 victories.

The tournament bracket was announced Sunday by the NCAA.

Senior outside hitter Katelyn Steffan will lead the Rams. Steffan was named player of the year in the MWC and was most valuable player of the MWC Tournament. All-league performers Megan Plourde, Dana Cranston and Brieon Page also are coming off outstanding seasons, as is setter Deedra Foss, who was named the MWC’s newcomer of the year.

The Rams have won at least one NCAA Tournament match each of the past four years, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2009.

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