Wisconsin Badgers women's volleyball

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The Wisconsin Badgers women's volleyball is the volleyball team representing the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the NCAA Division I women's program.[1] The university has a rich volleyball tradition. They have had eleven head coaches since the team's inception in 1974. In 2000, under head coach Pete Waite, they appeared in the NCAA Division I Championship Match. In the 2007 season, they ranked third in attendance among all Division 1 volleyball programs, averaging 5,050 fans over 18 matches.

Kelly Sheffield is the current head coach for the women's volleyball team. He is a former head coach of Dayton (2008-2012) and Albany (2001-2007). In his rookie season coaching the Badgers' Sheffield took his team to the NCAA championship match. He is one of only three head coaches to lead their teams to the NCAA championship match in their first seasons. The 12th-seeded Badgers upset the No. 1 seeded and defending national champion Texas Longhorns to make it to the championship match. The Badgers fell to No. 2 Penn State in the 2013 NCAA championship match.[2]

See also


  1. ^ http://www.uwbadgers.com/sport_news/vb/headlines/headlines.html?sportid=133
  2. ^ "Wisconsin shocks No. 1 Texas". Associated Press. ESPN.com. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
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