Nebraska leads the 'Volleyball State' in NCAA Tournament
Nebraska volleyball is the No. 1 overall seed in the 2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship. That leads a new week at Counter Read.
The Huskers are one of three Nebraska-based teams to make the NCAA Tournament, including Creighton and Omaha. While the Huskers are the No. 1 overall seed (more on that below), the Bluejays claimed a No. 3 seed and will host the first and second rounds at D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha. Creighton will face Colgate in the first round. As for the Mavericks, they will head to Lawrence, Kansas, to face the Kansas Jayhawks. This is Omaha’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.
"This is huge for the state of Nebraska, huge for all three Division I programs in the NCAA Tournament . . .” coach John Cook said during a media availability on Sunday. “Nebraskans have a lot to be proud of. We are the volleyball state."
Cook also gave credit to Wayne State, ranked No. 1 in Division II, as well as the University of Nebraska at Kearney and other in-state programs seeing success in 2023.
“I’m very proud of the volleyball in this state,” Cook said.
Let’s dive into more volleyball, some basketball and other interesting notes from the weekend.