2000 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2000 NCAA Women's Division I
Volleyball Tournament
2000 NCAA Final Four logo
2000 NCAA Final Four logo
Champions Nebraska (2nd title)
Runner-Up Wisconsin (1st title match)
Semifinalists Hawaiʻi (6th Final Four)
Southern California (4th Final Four)
Winning Coach John Cook (1st title)
Most Outstanding
Player
Greichaly Cepero (Nebraska)
NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournaments
«1999  2001»

The 2000 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament began on November 30, 2000 with 64 teams and ended December 16 when Nebraska defeated Wisconsin 3 games to 2 in Richmond, Virginia for the program's second NCAA title.[1]

Nebraska became the second team in NCAA history to finish the season undefeated, as they joined Long Beach State from 1998 to pull off the feat. The win gave John Cook his first national title in just his first year as Nebraska's head coach. Wisconsin, for whom Cook was the previous head coach, made the program's first Final Four appearance.

This was the last season that the NCAA used side out scoring (SOS), switching to rally scoring in 2001.

Lincoln Regional[edit]

First round
November 30-December 1
Second round
December 2–3
Regional semifinals
December 7–8
Regional finals
December 9–10
                       
1 Nebraska 3
Princeton 0
1 Nebraska 3
Lincoln, NE
South Carolina 2
South Carolina 3
George Washington 0
1 Nebraska 3
16 Ohio State 0
Notre Dame 3
Cincinnati 0
Notre Dame 2
Columbus, OH
16 Ohio State 3
Ball State 1
16 Ohio State 3
1 Nebraska 3
8 Arizona 0
9 BYU 3
Hofstra 0
9 BYU 3
Orem, UT
Utah State 2
Utah State 3
Missouri 2
9 Brigham Young 0
8 Arizona 3
Michigan 3
Louisville 1
Michigan 0
Tucson, AZ
8 Arizona 3
Alabama A&M 0
8 Arizona 3

Honolulu Regional[edit]

First round
November 30-December 1
Second round
December 2–3
Regional semifinals
December 7–8
Regional finals
December 9–10
                       
5 Hawaiʻi 3
Davidson 0
5 Hawaiʻi 3
Honolulu, HI
Utah 0
Texas Tech 2
Utah 3
5 Hawaiʻi 3
Long Beach State 2
Long Beach State 3
San Jose State 1
Long Beach State 3
Santa Clara, CA
12 Santa Clara 2
Cal St. Sacramento 0
12 Santa Clara 3
5 Hawaiʻi 3
13 UCSB 1
13 UCSB 3
Texas San Antonio 0
13 UCSB 3
Santa Barbara, CA
Stanford 2
Loyola Marymount 0
Stanford 3
13 UCSB 3
4 Minnesota 1
Arizona State 3
Duke 1
Arizona State 0
Minneapolis, MN
4 Minnesota 3
Robert Morris 0
4 Minnesota 3

Los Angeles Regional[edit]

First round
November 30-December 1
Second round
December 2–3
Regional semifinals
December 7–8
Regional finals
December 9–10
                       
3 Southern California 3
Georgia State University 0
3 Southern California 3
Los Angeles, CA
Cal Poly 0
Cal Poly 3
South Florida 1
3 Southern California 3
14 Florida 0
North Carolina 2
SE Missouri State 3
SE Missouri State 0
Gainesville, FL
14 Florida 3
Arkansas-Little Rock 0
14 Florida 3
3 Southern California 3
11 Penn State 0
11 Penn State 3
James Madison 0
11 Penn State 3
University Park, PA
Washington State 1
Tennessee 0
Washington State 3
11 Penn State 3
6 Colorado State 1
Georgia Tech 1
Colorado 3
Colorado 2
Fort Collins, CO
6 Colorado State 3
Radford 0
6 Colorado State 3

Madison Regional[edit]

First round
November 30-December 1
Second round
December 2–3
Regional semifinals
December 7–8
Regional finals
December 9–10
                       
7 Wisconsin 3
Bucknell 0
7 Wisconsin 3
Madison, WI
Northern Iowa 1
Western Michigan 3
Northern Iowa 1
7 Wisconsin 3
Kansas State 1
Kansas State 3
Loyola (Ill.) 1
Kansas State 3
Malibu, CA
10 Pepperdine 1
Fairfield 1
10 Pepperdine 3
7 Wisconsin 3
15 UCLA 2
15 UCLA 3
Morgan State 0
15 UCLA 3
Los Angeles, CA
Michigan State 2
UW–Milwaukee 1
Michigan State 3
15 UCLA 3
2 Pacific 1
Texas A&M 3
Houston 0
Texas A&M 0
Stockton, CA
2 Pacific 3
Oral Roberts 0
2 Pacific 3

Final Four – Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA[edit]

National Semifinals
December 14
National Championship
December 16
           
1 Nebraska 3
5 Hawaiʻi 1
1 Nebraska 3
7 Wisconsin 2
3 Southern California 0
7 Wisconsin 3

National Semifinals[edit]

Teams Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4
NEB 15 15 9 15
HAW 3 12 15 10

Nebraska vs. Hawaiʻi[edit]

Aided by 23 team blocks, top seeded Nebraska cruised past Hawaiʻi in four sets. Nebraska junior Jenny Kropp had 16 kills to lead the way for the Huskers. Sophomore outside hitter Lily Kahumoku led Hawaiʻi with 18 kills, while freshman Kim Willoughby had 15.

Teams Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
WISC 15 15 15
USC 10 9 9

Wisconsin vs. Southern California[edit]

Appearing in the program's first ever Final Four, Wisconsin swept USC to earn a spot in the title match against Nebraska.

National Championship: Nebraska vs. Wisconsin[edit]

Teams Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
NEB 15 9 7 15 15
WISC 9 15 15 2 9

Nebraska jumped on top to start out the match, with a block giving NU the first game, 15-9. In the second game, Wisconsin raced out to the 13-4 lead before winning, 15-9, to tie the match at one game a piece.

Leading 5-4 in the third game, Wisconsin pulled away by winning eight straight points to go up 13-4. Nebraska responded with three straight points of their own to cut the lead to 13-7, before two Badger kills ended the game, 15-7, to put the Badgers up 2-1 on the undefeated Huskers.

Nebraska responded strongly in set 4, crushing the Badgers, 15-2, to force a fifth game. In the decisive fifth game, Nebraska raced out to the 4-0 lead. Nebraska continued to roll, going up 11-5. Nebraska earned championship point on a kill, before Laura Pilakowski crushed her 23rd kill of the match to seal the victory.

The national title capped a season in which the Huskers achieved much success. The Huskers became just the second team in NCAA history to finish the season undefeated with a national title, joining the 1998 Long Beach State squad. Nebraska, ranked No. 1 in the AVCA/USA Today Coaches poll for 14 straight weeks, swept 26 of its 33 opponents in 2000. It was Nebraska head coach John Cook's first season with the program. Cook was the previously the head coach at Wisconsin.

NCAA Tournament records[edit]

There are three NCAA tournament record that were set in the 2000 tournament that still stands.

  • Total attacks in NCAA tournament (team record) - Wisconsin, 1019 (56 vs. Bucknell, 178 vs. UNI, 182 vs. Kansas State, 260 vs. UCLA, 152 vs. Southern California, 191 vs. Nebraska).
  • Total digs, tournament (team record) - Wisconsin, 200 (26 vs. Bucknell, 72 vs. UNI, 71 vs. Kansas State, 99 vs. UCLA, 67 vs. Southern California, 75 vs. Nebraska).
  • Hitting percentage, tournament (individual record - min. 75 attempts) - .564%, Marissa Dalee, University of Arizona (.588 vs. Alabama A&M, .667 vs. Michigan, .294 vs. BYU, .654 vs. Nebraska).

References[edit]