Fri., Nov. 30, 2012
Wichita State (22-9) vs. Arkansas (22-9) - 4 p.m.Kansas (25-6) vs. Cleveland State (23-6) - 6:30 p.m.Sat., Dec. 1, 2012Winners of Each Match - 6:30 p.m.
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Date: Nov. 30, 2012
First Serve: 4 p.m. CST
Location: Lawrence, Kan.
Arena: Allen Fieldhouse
Radio: 98.7 FM/1240 KFH AM
Talent: Mike Kennedy
Series: Arkansas leads WSU 2-1
Shocker Quick Hits
• The Shockers are making their seventh NCAA Tournament appearance and sixth-straight (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
• It is the Shockers sixth-straight at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament.
• WSU holds a 4-6 record in the NCAA Tournament. The Shocks are 4-2 in the first round and 0-4 in the second round.
• WSU is 3-8 this season against the 2012 NCAA Tournament field. Wins have come against Colorado State, Oklahoma and UNI with losses to Creighton (3), New Mexico State, BYU, UNI (2) and Tennessee.
• The Shockers have never faced a SEC or Horizon League team in the NCAA Tournament. WSU is 0-6 against the Big 12 (including Nebraska).
• WSU has seven players with NCAA Tournament experience including seniors Emily Adney and Jackie Church, juniors Chelsey Feekin, Ashley Andrade, Sam Sanders and Elizabeth Field and sophomore Kelsey Banwart.
• WSU has won 20 or more matches for 10-straight years.
• Four Shockers earned all-Valley honors including senior Emily Adney and junior Chelsey Feekin on the first team, junior Elizabeth Field on the second team and freshman Ashlyn Driskill on the All-Freshman Team.
• Senior Emily Adney is seventh in the Shocker career record books in kills, fifth in attack attempts and eighth in points. Senior Jackie Church is eighth in digs.
• Jackie Church has 537 digs this season which ranks fifth-best all-time for digs in a season. She needs just five more digs to move into fourth place.
• WSU is ranked seventh in the nation in attendance (2,899 average) and had a season-high crowd of 5,812 Oct. 26 against UNI at Charles Koch Arena.
• The Shockers are ranked 49th nationally in hitting percentage (.244) and Chelsey Feekin leads the nation in hitting percentage (.449).
• Chelsey Feekin leads the Shockers with 16 double-doubles and three triple-doubles, while Emily Adney has 11.
Shockers Play Arkansas in First Round
Wichita State will face Arkansas (22-9) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. Cleveland State (23-6) will face No. 11 seed Kansas (25-6) at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30, or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the 4 p.m. match. Winners of the two first-round matches will meet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in second-round play.
Series History vs. Lawrence Field
The Shockers are 13-41 against the Lawrence field in school history. WSU’s overall record against the Lawrence field is listed below:
Arkansas - 1-2
Kansas - 12-39
Cleveland State - 0-0
Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament
The Shockers are making their seventh NCAA Tournament appearance and will play in the tournament for the sixth season in a row. The Shockers lost in the first round of the 2011 tournament to Kansas State, 3-0. In 2010, the Shockers lost at Oklahoma, 3-0. In 2009, Wichita State beat Saint Louis, 3-1, in the first round, but lost to Iowa State, 3-0, in the second round. In 2008, the Shockers advanced to the second round, where they lost to Texas, 3-0. Nebraska defeated Wichita State, 3-0, in the second rounds of both the 2004 and 2007 tournaments.
The Razorbacks are 22-9 overall and earned at large bid into the NCAA Tournament. It is their 10th NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2006. UA finished 13-7 in the SEC and own a top-25 win over No. 21 Tennessee and losses to No. 22 Michigan and No. 13 Florida twice. The Razorbacks are led by Jasmine Norton’s 3.67 kills per set, while Raymariely Santos averages 10.22 assists and Emily Helm averages 3.92 digs per set. UA is hitting .250 as a team while holding opponents to a .186 clip. The Razorbacks are led by fifth-year head coach Robert Pulliza.
Last Meeting vs. UA
The last meeting between the two teams was Sept. 11, 2004, in Wichita. The Shockers won 3-0 by scores of 30-26, 30-23 and 30-18. Darci Vohs led the Shockers with 12 kills, while Andee Hartig had 23 assists and Cori Meyer and Karen Augspurger each had nine digs.
The Jayhawks are 25-6 overall and earned an at large bid into the NCAA Tournament. KU is the No. 11 national seed. It is their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2005. The Jayhawks finished 12-4 in the Big 12 and own top-25 wins over No. 19 Iowa State and No. 14 Kansas State twice and losses to No. 3 Texas twice and No. 22 Iowa State. KU is led by Caroline Jarmoc’s 3.53 kills per set, while Erin McNorton averages 11.77 assists per set and Brianne Riley averages 5.17 digs per set. KU is hitting .239 as a team, while holding opponents to a .159 clip. The Jayhawks are led by 15th-year head coach Ray Bechard.
Last Meeting vs. KU
The last meeting between the two teams was Sept. 10, 2002, in Wichita. The Jayhawks won 3-1 by scores of 20-30, 30-28, 30-27 and 30-19. Lara Geer led the Shockers with 15 kills, while Sara Younes had 14 kills and six service aces. Stephanie Whitcomb had 28 assists and Karen Augspurger had 21 digs.
Scouting Cleveland State
The Vikings are 23-6 overall and earned the Horizon League’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. It is their second NCAA Tournament appearance and the first since 2007. CSU finished 13-1 in the Horizon League. The Vikings are led by Kara Koch’s 4.71 kills per set, while Dayna Roberts averages 6.65 assists per set and Annie Djukic averages 6.07 assists per set. Amanda Medvetz leads the way with 4.62 digs per set. CSU is hitting .263 as a team, while holding opponents to a .154 clip. The Vikings are led by 13th-year head coach Chuck Voss.
Shocks in the Top 100; Feekin First in Hitting Percentage
The NCAA released its 12th statistical report of the season on Nov. 25. Chelsey Feekin is first in the nation in hitting percentage. The Shockers are ranked 49th in the nation in hitting percentage, 79th in assists per set, and 63rd in kills per set.
Shocks in the RPI
The NCAA released its ninth RPI report of the season on Nov. 25. The Shockers are 40th. WSU is 10-9 against the top 100 with wins over Oklahoma (27), Auburn (62), Colorado State (34), UNI (44), Southern Illinois twice (93), Missouri State three times (95) and Illinois State (80) and losses to BYU (11), Creighton three times (26), Tennessee (21), UNI twice (44), New Mexico State (91) and Illinois State (80).
Shocks Ranked in Attendance
In the 12th attendance report released by the NCAA, Wichita State is ranked seventh. The Shockers are averaging 2,899 fans per match. National leader Hawaii averages 6,675 fans per match.
Feekin and Field Named to Valley All-Tournament Team
Two Shockers earned all-tournament team honors at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Chelsey Feekin averaged 2.00 kills, 10.10 assists, 0.30 aces, 3.00 digs and 0.60 blocks while hitting .424 in the tournament and Elizabeth Field averaged 2.70 kills and 1.10 blocks and hit .352.
Four Earn All-Valley Honors
Four Wichita State volleyball players earned all-Valley honors. Emily Adney and Chelsey Feekin were both named to the first team, while Elizabeth Field earned second team honors and Ashlyn Driskill was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Four Named Scholar-Athletes
Four Shockers were named to the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete team. Elizabeth Field was named to the first team, while Emily Adney, Jackie Church and Chelsey Feekin were named honorable mention.
Feekin Sets Record
Junior setter Chelsey Feekin set a school record on Nov. 16 against Creighton for the most digs by a setter in a match in school history. She totaled a career-high 30 digs in the five-set match. She broke the record of 27 digs, which was held by Yu-Chyi Yang who did it against Bradley in 1990 and Eastern Illinois in 1989.
Three With 20 or More Digs
On Nov. 16 against Creighton, three Shockers posted 20 or more digs in the match. Chelsey Feekin had 30, Kelsey Banwart had 24 and Jackie Church had 22. The last time that three Shockers had 20 or more digs in a match was Nov. 23, 2007 against Illinois State in the MVC Tournament. Kelly Broussard had 34, Emily Stockman had 30 and Abby Harsh had 22.
Another 20-Win Season
Wichita State won its 20th match of the season on Nov. 17 against Drake. It is the 10th-straight season of 20 or more wins for the Shockers.
Wichita State has finished in the top three of the Valley standings every year since 2003 for a streak of 10-straight years.
Feekin Records Her Third Triple-Double
Junior setter Chelsey Feekin recorded her third career triple-double on Nov. 3 at Illinois State. She is now the all-time leader in triple doubles at Wichita State. Terri Brown is second with two triple-doubles, while Kari James, Janelle Watton, Kristin Carr, Julia Schnurstein and Caitlin Fiandt each have one.
Wichita State had a season-high crowd of 5,812 against UNI on Oct. 26. It ranks as the fourth-best crowd in Shocker history and the largest since 2008. The school record is 6,122 set against Missouri State on Nov. 2, 2007.
Adney Has Eighth-Career 20-Kill Match
Senior outside hitter Emily Adney had her eighth career 20-kill match on Oct. 19 at Southern Illinois. She totaled 21 kills on 35 swings in the four-set win with just three errors for a .514 hitting percentage, which was a career-high for her in her 20-kill matches. It was her second 20-kill match of the season as she had 22 against Illinois State on Oct. 5.
Lamb Reaches 100 Wins on the Road
Head coach Chris Lamb recorded his 100th-career road victory on Oct. 19 at Southern Illinois. Lamb is now 103-58 in career road matches and 80-37 in Valley road matches.
Feekin Keeps Rolling
Chelsey Feekin continued her impressive streak at the net this week. She has had at least four kills in each match this year and has hit .350 or better in 24 of 31 matches this season.
Adney Reaches 1,000
Senior outside hitter Emily Adney had 25 kills the weekend of Sept. 21-22 to become the 11th player in Shocker history with 1,000 career kills. She now has 1,219 for her career and needs 51 more to move into sixth-place on the all-time Shocker kills list.