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Kansas Volleyball slected as 11 seed in the NCAA tournament

  • Head Coach Ray Bechard and Kansas Volleyball have been selected to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005. The team wasn’t dreaming this big before the season Rustin Dodd writes in the Kansas City Star.  It is the first time in school history that Kansas has hosted the NCAA tournament. Kansas plays Cleveland State on Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the first round.
  • Junior libero Brianne Riley broke the all-time school record for digs at Kansas with her 1,458th as a Jayhawk. The play on the record setting dig epitomized the match against Texas Tech, Geoffry Calvert writes in the UDK. Kansas ended it’s regular season on senior night with a victory over Texas Tech at Allen Fieldhouse. Riley ended the night with 11 digs. Her school record now stands at 1,458 digs.
  • The Jayhawks will host first and second round games at Allen Fieldhouse as an 11 seed. If Kansas wins on Friday they will play the winner of Arkansas vs. Wichita State. The Texas Longhorns are the highest ranked see in the Jayhawks’ region of the bracket. Five teams from the Big 12 made the NCAA tournament this year.

Kansas women’s basketball defeats Wake Forest and gains a top 25 spot

  • The Jayhawks relied on senior Carolyn Davis to lead them to a 64-58 win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Sunday. For the first time this season Kansas trailed going into the locker room at half time and would need a come back in the second half to win. Junior Tania Jackson started her first game of the season and played just as well as she had coming off the bench in the previous games.
  • After the win over Wake Forest, the Jayhawks record moved to 3-0 and they also moved into the top 25 of the AP poll for the first time since 2010. The Jayhawks enter the poll ranked 22 this week. Kansas will play Alabama A&M on Friday.
  • Coach Bonnie Henrickson and her staff signed five recruits for the 2013-14 season on signing day. The Jayhawk recruiting class is ranked No. 14 nationally by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. This will be an important freshman class next season as team leaders Angel Goodrich, Carolyn Davis and Monica Engelman will all be graduating.

Kansas volleyball loses for the first time at home this season

-The no. 23 ranked Kansas volleyball team had an eventful week. The Jayhawks traveled to Manhattan on Wednesday where they beat Kansas State for the second time this season and then faced the the no. 3 ranked Texas in Lawrence. After a five-set battle the Jayhawks fell to the Longhorns in their first loss of the season at Horejsi Center.

-Bonnie Henrickson and her Jayhawk basketball team won with defense in their first official game of the season. The 52-36 win over Idaho State wasn’t pretty but the Jayhawks did manage to hold an NCAA tournament team to under 40 points even if it had a lot to do with Idaho State’s poor shooting. For a team that believed they had defensive issues going into the season the Jayhawks have played well in their three games (including exhibitions).

-The fall season came to a close in a positive way for the Kansas women’s tennis team at the San Diego State Fall Classic. Junior Claire Dreyer won the Grey draw of the singles tournament. The team also went three for three in doubles matches in the tournament.

Predictions on the women’s basketball season

  • Its no surprise that most of the media has picked Brittany Griner and the Baylor Bears to win another Big 12 and national title in the Big 12 preview written by Michelle Voepel. ESPN slots Kansas third in their preseason poll on espnW.com. Carolyn Davis is mentioned as one of the three Big 12 players to watch this season.
  • Baylor’s opportunity to repeat as national champions was also the top story line entering the season in USA Today. There is no mention of the Jayhawks in this look at the season, but two of their NCAA tournament opponents (Delaware and Tennessee) from last season are considered among of the top five story lines.
  • Kansas finished their exhibition season with an 88-43 victory against Fort Hays State University on Sunday. Angel Goodrich scored 19 points on 12 shots and recorded 4 steals in 25 minutes of playing time. Carolyn Davis sat out a practice last week and played 12 minutes against Fort Hays State as she recovers from a torn ACL last season.

Carolyn Davis and the basketball team begin the 2012-13 season

  • Carolyn Davis scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds in the first half of Kansas’ exhibition game against Washburn. She did not play in the second half of the 57-35 win for the Jayhawks. Coach Bonnie Henrickson said after the game that it was as good as Davis has looked in practice since returning from knee surgery.
  • The Washburn Lady Blues did manage to out-rebound the Jayhawks 44-41 in Sunday’s game at Allen Fieldhouse. Washburn was also held to just 35 points by the Jayhawks, who forced the Lady Blues to turn the ball over 27 times creating 28 fast break points for Kansas.
  • Senior middle blocker Taylor Tolefree is the first player in Kansas volleyball history to record a perfect attack percentage in a game. Tolefree achieved the perfection going 10 for 10 on kills in Monday’s win at home against West Virginia. The no. 20 ranked Jayhawks swept the WVU Mountaineers.

Kansas volleyball maintains the streak of 12 straight home wins

  • In volleyball, Kansas continued its streak of 12 consecutive home victories this week against Kansas State and TCU. Junior Caroline Jarmoc posted a career high in blocks (12) against K-State and a career high in kills (23) against TCU. Kansas is currently ranked no. 21 in the NCAA coaches poll with a record of 19-3 overall and 7-1 in conference games.
  • The Jayhawks lost a controversial game to Texas Tech on the soccer field, 3-1 on Sunday. It was the final Big 12 game of the regular season for Kansas. They are 9-7-2 for the season and 3-5 against Big 12 teams.
  • The Kansas swim team lost to Minnesota this weekend. It was the team’s senior day, eight seniors end with a loss in their last meet at Kansas. The team’s next meet is on Thursday against Nebraska-Omaha.

Basketball Season Begins with Late Night in the Phog.

  • Senior forward Carolyn Davis said “My leg might be a little bit off, but I still got it.” She made 3-4 shots in the 20-minute scrimmage on Friday night in front of the Late Night crowd. Davis is recovering from an ACL injury last February that required surgery. She begins the season listed as one of the 25 players on the Wade Trophy Watch List, which is awarded to the best player in women’s college basketball at the end of the season.
  • This column by Tom Keegan explains why Bonnie-Ball is worth watching this year. The women’s basketball team, led by seniors Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis, will be the best team in transition that Bonnie Henrickson has coached she said at media day. Henrickson also said that having Goodrich at point guard has allowed her to cut her playbook in half.
  • Switching to Big 12 soccer. EspnW published an interesting story on the Baylor program and how the Bears have emerged as contenders with the guidance of coaches Marci and Paul Jobson.