2009 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament

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2009 NCAA Women's Division I
Volleyball Tournament
2009 NCAA Final Four logo
2009 NCAA Final Four logo
Champions Penn State (4th title)
Runner-Up Texas (3rd NCAA (4th National) title match)
Semifinalists Hawaiʻi (9th Final Four)
Minnesota (3rd Final Four)
Winning Coach Russ Rose (4th title)
Most Outstanding
Player
Destinee Hooker (Texas)
NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournaments
«2008  2010»

The 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament began on December 3, 2009 with 64 teams and ended on December 19, when Penn State defeated Texas, 3-2, in the NCAA National Championship match. With the win, Penn State won its fourth overall title, and became the first team in the history of women's intercollegiate volleyball to win three straight national titles. Penn State also became the first team in NCAA history to have two straight undefeated seasons, as the 2009 squad went 38-0 for the second straight year, extending the ongoing NCAA record of consecutive matches won (102).

Penn State became only the third team in NCAA history to win the national championship after trailing 0-2 in sets. The last team to accomplish the feat was UCLA in 1991.

Penn State's senior class, led by Megan Hodge and Alisha Glass, had an overall record of 142-5 (.966 winning %), which is the best winning percentage in NCAA Division I history for classes that have won national titles. Penn State hit .381 for the season, the second-best Division I team hitting percentage mark in the rally scoring era. It only trails the mark of .390 set by the 2008 Penn State squad.

Texas's Destinee Hooker, the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 Final Four, broke the record of kills in a NCAA championship match, as she had a career high 34 kills in the final.

Qualifying teams[edit]

Seed School Conference Record Berth Type
1 Penn State Big Ten 32-0 Automatic
2 Texas Big 12 24-1 Automatic
3 Florida State ACC 28-2 Automatic
4 Stanford Pac-10 21-7 Automatic
5 Illinois Big Ten 24-5 At-Large Bid
6 Washington Pac-10 23-5 At-Large Bid
7 Iowa State Big 12 25-4 At-Large Bid
8 UCLA Pac-10 23-8 At-Large Bid
9 Cal Pac-10 18-10 At-Large Bid
10 Nebraska Big 12 23-6 At-Large Bid
11 Minnesota Big Ten 24-8 At-Large Bid
12 Hawaiʻi WAC 27-2 Automatic
13 Michigan Big Ten 24-9 At-Large Bid
14 Oregon Pac-10 19-9 At-Large Bid
15 LSU SEC 24-6 Automatic
16 Florida SEC 23-5 At-Large Bid
Alabama A&M SWAC 22-12 Automatic
Arizona Pac-10 19-10 At-Large Bid
Army Patriot League 26-5 Automatic
Baylor Big 12 22-9 At-Large Bid
Binghamton America East 15-15 Automatic
Cincinnati Big East 25-10 At-Large Bid
Clemson ACC 23-9 At-Large Bid
Coastal Carolina Big South 20-13 Automatic
College of Charleston Southern 18-12 Automatic
Colorado State MWC 23-5 Automatic
Dayton Atlantic 10 29-3 Automatic
Duke ACC 27-5 At-Large Bid
Florida A&M MEAC 17-8 Automatic
Florida International Sun Belt 31-3 At-Large Bid
George Mason Colonial 23-8 Automatic
Georgia Tech ACC 21-9 At-Large Bid
IPFW Summit 20-11 Automatic
Jacksonville State OVC 26-7 Automatic
Kentucky SEC 27-4 At-Large Bid
Lipscomb Atlantic Sun 28-3 Automatic
Long Beach State Big West 22-8 Automatic
Long Island NEC 21-13 Automatic
Louisville Big East 21-10 Automatic
Michigan State Big Ten 17-15 At-Large Bid
Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 25-9 Automatic
Miami (FL) ACC 18-12 At-Large Bid
Milwaukee Horizon 16-14 Automatic
New Mexico MWC 20-9 At-Large Bid
Niagara MAAC 23-8 Automatic
Northern Colorado Big Sky 21-11 Automatic
Northern Iowa MVC 30-2 Automatic
Notre Dame Big East 21-6 At-Large Bid
Ohio MAC 26-6 Automatic
Ohio State Big Ten 24-9 At-Large Bid
Oklahoma Big 12 18-11 At-Large Bid
Penn Ivy League 22-5 Automatic
Rice Conference USA 23-8 Automatic
Saint Louis Atlantic 10 24-7 At-Large Bid
St. Mary's (Cal.) WCC 22-4 Automatic
Southern California Pac-10 21-9 At-Large Bid
Tennessee SEC 23-7 At-Large Bid
Texas A&M Big 12 18-10 At-Large Bid
TCU MWC 26-6 At-Large Bid
Texas State Southland 22-12 Automatic
Tulane Conference USA 18-9 At-Large Bid
UC Santa Barbara Big West 22-7 At-Large Bid
Washington State Pac-10 18-12 At-Large Bid
Wichita State MVC 25-6 At-Large Bid

Gainesville Regional[edit]

First round
December 3–5
Second round
December 4–6
Regional semifinals
December 11
Regional finals
December 12
                       
1 Penn State 3
Binghamton 0
1 Penn State 3
University Park, PA
Penn 0
Army 1
Penn 3
1 Penn State 3
16 Florida 0
Miami (FL) 2
Florida International 3
FIU 0
Gainesville, FL
16 Florida 3
College of Charleston 0
16 Florida 3
1 Penn State 3
9 California 0
9 California 3
Lipscomb 0
9 California 3
Columbus, OH
Ohio State 1
Cincinnati 0
Ohio State 3
9 California 3
Baylor 0
Georgia Tech 0
Baylor 3
Baylor 3
Los Angeles, CA
8 UCLA 1
Long Beach State 0
8 UCLA 3

Gainesville all-tournament team

Megan Hodge Penn State (MVP)

Kelly Murphy Florida

Callie Rivers Florida

Blair Brown Penn State

Darcy Dorton Penn State

Alicia Glass Penn State

Arielle Wilson Penn State

Stanford Regional[edit]

First round
December 3–5
Second round
December 4–6
Regional semifinals
December 11
Regional finals
December 12
                       
5 Illinois 3
IPFW 0
5 Illinois 3
Champaign, IL
Dayton 1
Milwaukee 2
Dayton 3
5 Illinois 1
12 Hawaiʻi 3
Southern California 3
Oklahoma 0
Southern California 1
Los Angeles, CA
12 Hawaiʻi 3
New Mexico 0
12 Hawaiʻi 3
12 Hawaiʻi 3
13 Michigan 0
13 Michigan 3
Niagara 0
13 Michigan 3
Ann Arbor, MI
Ohio 2
Ohio 3
Notre Dame 2
13 Michigan 3
4 Stanford 1
St. Mary's (CA) 3
UC Santa Barbara 2
St. Mary's (CA) 2
Palo Alto, CA
4 Stanford 3
Long Island 0
4 Stanford 3

Stanford region all-tournament team

Kanani Danielson Hawaii (MVP)

Amber Kaufman Hawaii

Stephanie Ferrell Hawaii

Alex Hunt Michigan

Lexi Zimmerman Michigan

Alix Klineman Stanford

Cassidy Lichtman Stanford

Minneapolis Regional[edit]

First round
December 3–5
Second round
December 4–6
Regional semifinals
December 11
Regional finals
December 12
                       
3 Florida State 3
Alabama A&M 0
3 Florida State 3
Tallahassee, FL
Jacksonville State 0
Florida A&M 2
Jacksonville State 3
3 Florida State 3
Kentucky 2
Kentucky 3
Michigan State 0
Kentucky 3
Lexington, KY
14 Oregon 0
Clemson 0
14 Oregon 3
3 Florida State 1
11 Minnesota 3
11 Minnesota 3
Louisville 1
11 Minnesota 3
Knoxville, TN
Tennessee 0
Duke 1
Tennessee 3
11 Minnesota 3
Colorado State 1
Colorado State 3
Middle Tennessee State 2
Colorado State 3
Fort Collins, CO
6 Washington 1
Northern Colorado 1
6 Washington 3

Minneapolis region all-tournament team

Hailey Cowles Minnesota (MVP)

Mira Djuric Florida State

Rachael Morgan Florida State

Stephanie Neville Florida State

Taylor Carico Minnesota

Lauren Gibbemeyer Minnesota

Christine Tan Minnesota

Omaha Regional[edit]

First round
December 3–5
Second round
December 4–6
Regional semifinals
December 11
Regional finals
December 12
                       
7 Iowa State 3
George Mason 0
7 Iowa State 3
Ames, IA
Wichita State 0
Wichita State 3
St. Louis 0
7 Iowa State 0
10 Nebraska 3
Washington State 0
Northern Iowa 3
Northern Iowa 0
Lincoln, NE
10 Nebraska 3
Coastal Carolina 0
10 Nebraska 3
10 Nebraska 1
2 Texas 3
15 LSU 3
Tulane 0
15 LSU 2
Baton Rouge, LA
Texas A&M 3
Arizona 1
Texas A&M 3
Texas A&M 0
2 Texas 3
TCU 3
Rice 0
TCU 0
Austin, TX
2 Texas 3
Texas State 0
2 Texas 3

Omaha region all-tournament team

Destinee Hooker Texas (MVP)

Rachael Hockaday Iowa State

Kayla Banwarth Nebraska

Lindsey Licht Nebraska

Ashley Engle Texas

Julianne Faucette Texas

Heather Kisner Texas

Final Four – St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida[edit]

National Semifinals
December 17
National Championship
December 19
           
1 Penn State 3
12 Hawaiʻi 1
1 Penn State 3
2 Texas 2
11 Minnesota 0
2 Texas 3

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