Volleyball posts schedule
Cougar Sports Services
The University's track and field facilities
won't be the only ones holding a Conference USA tournament this year.
The UH volleyball team will play host to
the 2001 C-USA Volleyball tournament this fall, Nov. 15 to 18, in Hofheinz
UH volleyball head coach Bill Walton and
senior hitter Jennifer Wittenburg, who was awarded a sixth year of eligibility
by the NCAA due to multiple injuries
during her collegiate career, will lead
the team through a tough non-conference schedule.
The squad has made it to the NCAA tournament
for 10 consecutive seasons and has played one of the most difficult schedules
in the nation each year. This
season the Cougars begin with a tournament
at Rice held Aug. 31 through Sept. 1.
A&M is one of the team's first opponents.
The Aggies finished last season ranked No. 23 in the USA Today coaches
poll and knocked UH out of the NCAA
tourney in the first round.
The team's second tournament, held Sept.
7 and 8 in Manhattan, Kan., will feature Kansas State, which ended the
2000 season ranked No. 24. The Cougars'
third tourney, Sept. 14 and 15 in Gainesville,
Fla., will feature host Florida, which was ranked No. 10 in the final 2000
USA Today poll.
UH will face a total of seven teams this
season that participated in the 2000 NCAA tournament.