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Minnesota Golden Gophers Womens Volleyball
Home Games: Maturi Pavilion
Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon
Championships: Multiple tournament appearances and three conference championships
All-Time Greats: Katrien De Decker, Nicole Branagh, Cassie Busse, Stephanie Samedy
Minnesota Golden Gophers Women's Volleyball TicketsThe Minnesota Golden Gophers volleyball team competes as part of Division I of the NCAA. The team formed in 1972 with Coach Dee Jilek at its head. Under Jilek's leadership, the first version of the Minnesota Golden Gophers women's volleyball team went on to complete an overall record of 8-3. Linda Wells took over for one season in 1974 before returning for four additional seasons starting in 1978. Mike Hebert's tenure helped to cement the women's team as a powerful athletic force thanks to the team's first Big Ten win in 2002. Consecutive Final Four appearances for the Golden Gophers followed in 2003 and 2004. Individual players for the team have racked up several All-American and Player of the Year awards. Each season can have surprise starts or upsets, but the team seems to deliver consistently exciting results. Grab your tickets to a Golden Gophers game right now at StubHub.
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What conference do the Minnesota Golden Gophers play in?Minnesota takes part in the Big Ten Conference for volleyball.
Who are the Minnesota Golden Gophers Women's Volleyball team's biggest rivals in their conference?Although some contests can change for the team from one year to the next, the Gophers usually consider the Wisconsin Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers to be some of the team's biggest rivals come conference time.
Who is the head coach for the Minnesota Golden Gophers Women's Volleyball team?Hugh McCutcheon is the current coach of the Golden Gophers. Previously, McCutcheon headed both the men's and the women's national US teams for volleyball. He started his career in the sport as a player himself in New Zealand. Other previous coaching experience for McCutcheon includes the Cougars at Brigham Young University. He is also the first New Zealander to receive induction into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Has the Minnesota Golden Gophers team ever won a national title?The Golden Gophers team has managed three Big Ten wins over the years. 2002 saw the team's first Big Ten title in the school's history, and 2015 brought the Gophers the best conference record up to that point. Finally, 2018 was a grand season for the Gophers, and the team delivered an 18-win streak on its way to the conference.
Who are some notable players from the Minnesota Golden Gophers team?The team for the Minnesota Golden Gophers has fielded several star players over the decades. At least three former members of the volleyball team, including Hannah Tapp, Sarah Wilhite and Lauren Gibbemeyer, now play the sport at a national level in some capacity. Some of the statistical leaders for the team include Meredith Nelson, Ashley Wittman, Regan Pittman and Stephanie Samedy.
How big is the home stadium for the Minnesota Golden Gophers?The women's volleyball team for Minnesota calls the Maturi Pavilion home. This venue can host up to 5,700 volleyball fans. Both men's and women's volleyball and gymnastics teams, along with the wrestling team, meet here for home matches. Home match attendance records for Golden Gophers' games usually put the team in the top five rankings nationally. Some wrestling matches occasionally occur in nearby Williams Arena.
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