The Nebraska Cornhuskers are the 2015 NCAA Women’s Volleyball National Champions. The No. 4 seed Nebraska beat No. 3 seed Texas in a three-set sweep.
Nebraska, who was 34-4 on the year, beat their Big 10 rivals in front of a NCAA volleyball-record 17,561 fans. Nebraska had previously lost 5 consecutive matches, and 9 of their last 10, to Texas, who was 30-3 on the year.
“I think we had game point, and I can’t remember who said it, but they said, ‘I thought my eardrums were going to pop,'” setter Kelly Hunter said. “Just playing in front of the fans that we get to play in front of every home match is honestly unreal, and a lot of teams don’t see that.”
“The environment tonight, the setting, Nebraska vs. Texas, and the crowd, national championship match, ESPN, everything else that went with it — and for us to come out and play a great match against a great team was just awesome to watch,” coach John Cook said. “I can say I’m really proud, which I am, but I’m really more proud of this team on the journey they took to get to this point and to be able to play their best match.”
This is Nebraska’s fourth national volleyball championship, with the previous 3 coming in 1995, 2000, and 2006.