Freshman Mariah Grunze celebrates with teammates after winning a point against Providence on Sept. 25. Photo courtesy of butlersports.com.
SARAH HOHMAN | SPORTS REPORTER | email@example.com
The Butler women’s volleyball team has been selected to play in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship Tournament.
The Bulldogs finished with a 16-15 overall record and a 10-8 record in the Big East.
Three Butler volleyball players earned All-Big East recognition. Redshirt senior Melody Davidson and junior Jaymeson Kinley received unanimous selections to the All-Big East Team. Kinley also earned Big East Libero of the Year. Freshman Mariah Grunze was selected to the All-Big East Freshman Team.
The team will travel north to Valparaiso, IN to face Valpo (22-9) on Thursday, Dec. 2 in the first round. The first serve is scheduled for 8 p.m. EST and can be streamed on ESPN+.
The winner of this match will advance to the second round on Friday at 7 p.m. EST to play the winner of Indiana State (18-12) and Toledo (19-12).
For a full preview of the NIVC tournament bracket, dates and time — click here.