BYU women’s volleyball takes home WCC honors, starts NCAA Tournament Thursday

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BYU woman's volleyball team celebrating a win earlier this season. (The Universe)
BYU women’s volleyball team celebrates a win earlier this season. (The Universe)

No. 12 BYU women’s volleyball team is set to take on Seton Hall in its first-round matchup Thursday evening in Tucson, Arizona.

BYU enters the NCAA Tournament with a seven-game winning streak and the outright WCC Championship. Seton Hall, 28-7, finished second in the Big East with a 15-3 record. Seton Hall made it to the championship game of the Big East Tournament before losing to Creighton. Before their loss in the championship game, the Pirates were on a nine-game winning streak. This will be Seton Hall’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The match will be at 4 p.m. (MST) and will be available for live streaming on pac-12.com.

The BYU team took home several WCC honors Tuesday. Junior Alexa Gray was selected to be the WCC Player of the Year. Sophomore Whitney Young earned the WCC Defensive Player of the Year, and head coach Shawn Olmstead won Co-Coach of the Year. Gray, Young and Jennifer Hamson were selected to the All-WCC first-team, and Amy Boswell earned All-WCC Honorable Mention.

Several Cougars were announced to be on the Academic All-WCC team on Wednesday. Boswell, Hamson and Tia Withers Welling earned Academic All-WCC first team honors. Tambre Nobles and Young earned honorable mention for the Academic All-WCC honors.