Kansas State Wildcats women's volleyball

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Kansas State Wildcats
Kansas State Wildcats athletic logo

University Kansas State University
Conference Big 12
Location Manhattan, KS
Head Coach Suzie Fritz (9th year)
Arena Ahearn Fieldhouse
(Capacity: 5,000)
Nickname Wildcats
Colors Purple and [[ (color)|]]

             

AIAW and NCAA Tournament Appearances
1977 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2007 • 2008 • 2011 • 2012
Conference Regular Season Champions
2003

The Kansas State Wildcats volleyball program is the intercollegiate volleyball program of the Kansas State University Wildcats. The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference.

Kansas State's volleyball team began competition in 1974. Suzie Fritz is the current head coach, taking over in 2001 from Jim McLaughlin.[1]

History[edit]

Kansas State Volleyball has been one of the most successful programs in the Big 12 Conference and the nation under the direction of Coach Suzie Fritz since becoming the head coach in 2001. The Wildcats have reached the NCAA Tournament each year but one with Fritz at the helm. The Wildcats have the third highest winning percentage in the Big 12 overall and in conference play. K-State has also made its impact on the national scene finishing in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll every year but one with an average final ranking of 19. Only one other Big 12 team has been ranked in the final coaches poll more than K-State in the Fritz era. The Wildcats to a home winning percentage of .772 over the last eight seasons. K-State has made its impact on the court as well with 13 All-Big 12 First Team selections since 2001.

The Wildcat volleyball team has been more successful in the classroom than any other program in the Big 12, since Fritz took over at K-State.[citation needed] No other Big 12 team has had more Academic All-Big 12 First Team selections than the Wildcats. The success of the Wildcats in the classroom comes from every player as K-State has been awarded the AVCA Team Academic Award seven times since Fritz has been head coach and eight total since the inception of the award for the 1992–93 academic year.

2013 World University Games[edit]

The Kansas State volleyball team served as the U.S. national squad at the 2013 Summer Universiade in Russia. The team posted a 1–5 record at the tournament.

Recent season results[edit]

Year Head Coach Overall
Record
Conference
Record
Conference
Standing
Postseason
1997 Jim McLaughlin 20–13 11–9 6th NCAA First Round
1998 Jim McLaughlin 19–12 12–8 5th NCAA Second Round
1999 Jim McLaughlin 21–9 14–6 4th NCAA Second Round
2000 Jim McLaughlin 20–8 15–5 T-2nd NCAA Third Round
2001 Suzie Fritz 20–8 15–5 3rd NCAA Second round
2002 Suzie Fritz 21–9 16–4 2nd NCAA Second round
2003 Suzie Fritz 30–5 18–2 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2004 Suzie Fritz 20–11 13–7 5th NCAA Second round
2005 Suzie Fritz 21–11 11–9 4th NCAA Second round
2006 Suzie Fritz 12–18 4–16 10th  
2007 Suzie Fritz 27–4 14–6 3rd NCAA Second round
2008 Suzie Fritz 24–8 18–2 3rd NCAA First round
2009 Suzie Fritz 12–18 6–14 9th  
2010 Suzie Fritz 12–19 6–14 9th  
2011 Suzie Fritz 22–11 9-7 4th NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2012 Suzie Fritz 21–9 8-8 5th NCAA First round
Total

Coaches' history[edit]

All-Time Coaches:

  • Ann Heider (1974): 22–20–4, .524
  • Mary Phyl Dwight (1975–78): 107–91–05, .540
  • Ron Spies (1979): 15–16–3, .686
  • Scott Nelson (1980–90): 168–176–1, .488
  • Patti Hagemeyer (1991–93): 24–66, .267
  • Jim Moore (1994–96): 61–34, .642
  • Jim McLaughlin (1997–2000): 82–43, .656
  • Suzie Fritz (2001–present): 238-136 (through end of 2012 season), .636

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