Minnesota had its championship hopes let down Friday after Oregon came to Maturi Pavilion and upset the Gophers to move on to the Elite Eight. With the loss, Minnesota's season ended.
The Gophers volleyball team is headed to the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth-consecutive season, but two true freshmen have made their presence felt all season.
For the fourth straight year, the Gophers volleyball team is on their way into the Sweet Sixteen.
Minnesota took its first step into the NCAA tournament Friday with a 3-0 sweep over Bryant.
On Sunday, in front of more than 100 family members, friends, season ticket holders and boosters in the Williams Arena Club Room, the Gophers found out they had earned the No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament. They finished the season as Big Ten champions with a record of 25-3 overall and 19-1 in conference.
Coming into the final weekend, the Gophers volleyball team was the only undefeated team left in the Big Ten. Although No. 3 Minnesota (25-3, 19-1) dropped one match this weekend, they bounced back Saturday — leaving a statement as the team heads into the NCAA tournament this week.
Minnesota's quest for an undefeated Big Ten campaign ends at the hands of the team that last did it in 2009: Penn State.
The three-time All-American Samantha Seliger-Swenson has been to two Final Fours and has been a part of over 100 victories for the Gophers' volleyball program.
With one weekend to go in conference play No. 3 Minnesota (24-2, 18-0 Big Ten) clinched the program's third Big Ten championship Saturday as it defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes in five sets: 23-25, 25-20, 25-13, 23-25 and 15-11.
Minnesota took its 18th consecutive match in a 3-1 win over Maryland Friday. The Gophers will take on Ohio State on Saturday.