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Washburn volleyball ranked #1 nationally for the first time in school history

In a battle of two of the best Division-II volleyball teams in the country, No. 3 Washburn came...
In a battle of two of the best Division-II volleyball teams in the country, No. 3 Washburn came out victorious over No. 1 Nebraska-Kearney.(Gene Cassell/Washburn Athletics)
Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 5:10 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - After knocking off the previous top-ranked team in the country Saturday, Washburn volleyball is ranked No. 1 in the country in the AVCA national poll for the first time in school history.

The Ichabods had previously held the No. 2 spot on four different occasions.

Washburn received 25 first-place votes Monday, 20 more than second-ranked Angelo State.

The MIAA announced Monday Washburn players swept its MIAA weekly awards. Allison Saddler (Sr.) was named MIAA Setter of the Week, Faith Rottinghaus (Sr.) earned Defensive Athlete of the Week honors, and Allison Maxwell (Sr.) was named Offensive Athlete of the Week.

Chris Herron’s squad is now 10-1. The team’s sole loss came Sept. 11 to No. 15 Colorado School of Mines.

The ‘Bods return to action Tuesday evening, hosting rival Emporia State (2-7) at 6:00 p.m.

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