Women's Volleyball

Ducks Earn AVCA Academic Team Award

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EUGENE, Ore. – In recognition of its collective efforts in the classroom, the Oregon volleyball team has earned USMC/AVCA Team Academic accolades for the 2020-21 season. The Ducks posted a 3.37 team grade-point average (GPA) for the year.
 
The award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long GPA of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale (or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale).
 
The Ducks finished the 2021 spring season with a 15-5 record while earning the No. 10 national seed and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Individually, Brooke Nuneviller was selected to the AVCA All-America Second Team after averaging 3.46 kills per set and 4.04 digs per set.
 
Oregon recently announced its 2021 schedule for the upcoming fall, a 30-match slate that begins August 27 against Portland State and Santa Clara at Matthew Knight Arena.
 
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Incoming Freshman Reagan Hope Makes USA U20 National Team

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EUGENE, Ore. – Incoming Oregon freshman Reagan Hope will represent Team USA as a part of the U20 National Team at the FIVB Under-20 World Championships, which are set to run from July 9-17 in The Netherlands and Belgium.
 
Hope made the 12-player roster as a middle blocker after being selected from a pool of 20 athletes at the U20 team’s training camp that went from June 28-July 8. The team will open the U20 World Championships on Friday at 9:30 a.m., starting pool play against Russia, before taking on Thailand and Turkey. All matches will be streamed on the VolleyballWorld YouTube channel.
 
The Phoenix, Ariz. native signed with the Ducks last fall and will join the team following her stint with Team USA. Hope comes in ranked No. 21 in the Class of 2021, fourth overall among middle blockers and second in Arizona by PrepVolleyball. She also helped lead Northwest Christian High School to three consecutive 3A state titles from her sophomore through senior seasons.
 
Hope ended her high school career with 1,568 career kills and a .363 hitting percentage while averaging 4.3 kills per set. She also served up 209 career aces and added 761 total digs. Hope received first-team all-state honors following each of her final three seasons of high school, highlighted by being named a state player of the year finalist after her sophomore year.

USA U20 National Team Schedule
Matches will be live streamed on the VolleyballWorld YouTube channel
 
July 9 at 9:30 a.m. PT – USA vs Russia
July 10 at 6:30 a.m. PT – USA vs Thailand
July 11 at 9:30 a.m. PT – USA vs Turkey
 

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Ducks Release 2021 Volleyball Schedule

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EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon released its 2021 volleyball schedule Wednesday, opening its full 30-match season on August 27 at home against Portland State and Santa Clara.
 
Additionally, in accordance with updated state public health guidelines, Matthew Knight Arena will return to full capacity at the start of the season. Oregon will also play 16 matches on the Pac-12 Network, while all home matches that are not televised will be broadcast on the Oregon Live Stream.
 
The announcement of the schedule marks a return to the traditional full slate of conference and nonconference matches in the fall, after the COVID-19 pandemic moved the 2020 season to the spring and consisted of a conference-only regular season. The Ducks will play 10 nonconference matches before opening their 20-match Pac-12 schedule on Sept. 22 at home against Oregon State.
 
Oregon’s nonconference schedule is highlighted by the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge, which we be played at Matthew Knight Arena, Sept. 10-11. The Ducks will take on Penn State on Sept. 10 and Minnesota on Sept. 11. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. Stanford joins the other three teams in the field and will play at 4 p.m. both days.
 
The Ducks will play nine of the other Pac-12 schools twice this season, only playing Arizona and Arizona State once each. After hosting Oregon State to begin the conference season, the Ducks head on the road for three matches before a four-match homestand against the Bay Area and Washington schools, Oct. 8-17. Oregon hosts California (Oct. 8) and Stanford (Oct. 10) before welcoming 2020 Final Four team and defending Pac-12 champions Washington to MKA on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. The Ducks close out the home swing against another NCAA Tournament team in Washington State on Oct. 17 at 12 p.m.
 
Below is Oregon’s complete 2021 schedule. The schedule is also available online here.

2021 OREGON VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE
 

DATE DAY OPPONENT LOCATION TV TIME (PT)
Aug. 27 Friday Portland State % Eugene, Ore. Oregon Live Stream 1 p.m.
Aug. 27 Friday Santa Clara % Eugene, Ore. Oregon Live Stream 6 p.m.
Aug. 28 Saturday San Jose State % Eugene, Ore. Oregon Live Stream 1 p.m.
Sept. 2 Thursday at Rice Houston, Texas TBA
Sept. 3 Friday vs. SMU Houston, Texas TBA
Sept. 10 Friday Penn State & Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network 7 p.m.
Sept. 11 Saturday Minnesota & Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network 7 p.m.
Sept. 16 Thursday at Howard Washington, D.C. 3 p.m.
Sept. 17 Friday vs. Harvard Washngton, D.C. 10 a.m.
Sept. 17 Friday at American Washington, D.C. 4 p.m.
Sept. 22 Wednesday Oregon State * Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network 7 p.m.
Sept. 26 Sunday at Arizona State * Tempe, Ariz. Pac-12 Network 12 p.m.
Oct. 1 Friday at Colorado * Boulder, Colo. Pac-12 Network 6 p.m.
Oct. 3 Sunday at Utah * Salt Lake City, Utah Pac-12 Network 11 a.m.
Oct. 8 Friday California * Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network 7 p.m.
Oct. 10 Sunday Stanford * Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network 2 p.m.
Oct. 14 Thursday Washington * Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 Sunday Washington State * Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network 12 p.m.
Oct. 22 Friday at UCLA * Los Angeles, Calif. Pac-12 Network 7 p.m.
Oct. 24 Sunday at USC Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
Oct. 29 Friday Utah * Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network 6 p.m.
Oct. 31 Sunday Colorado * Eugene, Ore. TBA
Nov. 4 Thursday at Stanford * Stanford, Calif. Pac-12 Network 7 p.m.
Nov. 7 Sunday at California * Berkeley, Calif. TBA
Nov. 12 Friday USC * Eugene, Ore. TBA
Nov. 14 Sunday UCLA * Eugene, Ore. Pac-12 Network TBA
Nov. 19 Friday at Washington State * Pullman, Wash. TBA
Nov. 21 Sunday at Washington * Seattle, Wash. Pac-12 Network TBA
Nov. 24 Wednesday Arizona * Eugene, Ore. TBA
Nov. 26 Friday at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. Pac-12 Network TBA

% Oregon Invitational
& Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge
* Pac-12 Conference match

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Nuneviller Named to Team USA Collegiate National Team

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Oregon junior Brooke Nuneviller was selected to be a part of the USA Volleyball Collegiate National Team, and will take part in the team’s training camp, June 13-18 in Anaheim, Calif.
 
Nuneviller was selected to the 28-player roster as a libero for the second year in a row, coming off of a second-team All-American season this spring in which she helped lead the Ducks to a Sweet Sixteen appearance. This is the second consecutive year that Nuneviller has been selected to the Collegiate National Team after earning a spot last year.
 
She is coming off a spectacular all-around season in which she became the first Pac-12 player in the rally scoring era to average at least 4.0 digs and 3.0 kills per set, finishing with 4.04 digs and 3.46 kills per game. Nuneviller was also one of just four players nationally and the only one at a Power 5 school to average at least 3.4 kills and 4.0 digs per set this year and led the Pac-12 with 16 double-doubles.
 
The 2021 All-Pac-12 and AVCA All-Region selection already boasts a wealth of Team USA experience. In addition to being selected to the Collegiate National Team last year, Nuneviller played for the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team in the summer of 2019 and also played libero for the USA Youth National Team three straight summers from 2016-18 prior to arriving at Oregon.
 

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Nuneviller Named AVCA All-American

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Following a spectacular all-around season, Brooke Nuneviller earned AVCA Second-Team All-America honors Wednesday following a vote by a committee made up of coaches who are a part of the association. Nuneviller earned honorable mention recognition as a freshman in 2018, but was named to one of the three All-America teams for the first time in her career.
 
She is the 12th player in Oregon history to be named to one of the AVCA All-America teams and the 16th selection in program history overall. Nuneviller is the seventh Oregon player to earn All-America recognition from the AVCA multiple times a career, whether that’s being named to one of the three teams or earning honorable mention selection.
 
Nuneviller led the team in both kills and digs and is the first Pac-12 player in the rally scoring era to average at least 4.0 digs and 3.0 kills per set in a season, averaging 3.46 kills and 4.04 digs per set. She was one of just four players in the country and the only one at a Power 5 school to average at least 3.4 kills and 4.0 digs per set this season. Nuneviller was also the only Pac-12 player to finish in the top 10 of the league both kills (8th) and digs (3rd) while her 16 double-doubles on the season led the league and were five more than the player in second place.
 
The Chandler, Ariz. turned in one of the best individual performances in school and conference history when she put down 35 kills on 65 swings with just one error vs. current Final Four team Washington on March 7. She is the only Pac-12 player in the rally scoring era to have at least 35 kills and one or fewer errors in a match while her 35 kills rank seventh in program history. Nuneviller also became the first player to earn both Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors in the same week following wins over Arizona in February.
 
Nuneviller also earned AVCA All-Pacific North Region honors and was named All-Pac-12 earlier this postseason.

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Slow Start Hurts In Sweet Sixteen

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OMAHA, Neb. — An early deficit proved too much to overcome for the Oregon volleyball team Sunday as the No. 10 Ducks dropped a Sweet Sixteen matchup in the NCAA Tournament to No. 7 Purdue in four sets.

The Ducks dropped the first two sets before finding their rhythm and winning the third. They led the fourth set by as much as four at 15-11, and as late as 21-20, but the Boilermakers rallied to advance to the Elite Eight. Purdue won by scores of 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 26-24.

“We were just really frazzled to start,” said UO junior Gloria Mutiri, who had 12 kills in the match. “There was a lot of energy. We all knew what was at stake, and what we had to lose. Starting out, I think everyone was overwhelmed.”

Oregon finished the season with a 15-5 record, having finished second in the Pac-12 Conference after challenging for the league title all the way until the final weekend of the regular season. The Ducks claimed a top-10 NCAA Tournament seed for the third time ever, but fell short of their third-ever Elite Eight appearance.

“We were overexcited,” UO coach Matt Ulmer said. “When you want it that bad, you almost can’t move. You have to be loose to have movement; we just got tight. I was hoping we could handle that better. I think that’s a very valuable learning moment for us. So when we get back here again — which we will in the fall — we’ll handle it differently.”

How It Happened: The Ducks were quickly in a hole to start the match, falling behind 5-1 and later 9-2. Purdue led 17-8 when Oregon started to find its footing, rallying within 18-14 with a rotation that had Abby Hansen and Mutiri on the floor. But that was the only sustained run the Ducks mounted, as Purdue was able to side out at a rate of 77.8 percent in the set, and hit .317.

Oregon began to show signs of settling in early in set two. Kills by Taylor Borup and Morgan Lewis gave the Ducks an early 4-3 lead, their first of the match, and two errors by Purdue made it 6-4 for Oregon. But then Purdue’s vaunted block began to frustrate the Ducks, who repeatedly looked to star Brooke Nuneviller to penetrate it — which only seemed to help the Boilermakers set their block more effectively. They rallied from down 6-4 to up 17-8. Mutiri helped the Ducks get back within 19-12 with two kills and a block in tandem with Karson Bacon, but yet another Purdue block ended the set.

At that point Purdue was siding out at 73.5 percent, and had hit .458 in the second set. Bacon and Lewis were the catalysts early on for Oregon in set three as the two teams traded points, and Lewis had two kills later in the set for ties at 15-15 and 16-16. Mutiri found the floor to put the Ducks in the lead for good, at 18-17, and Bacon finished off the set as the Ducks hit .250 and held Purdue to .156 hitting.

“Then, it was a match,” Ulmer said. “We showed up. If we could have done that the whole time, it would have been a real classic.”

Oregon maintained momentum for much of set four. Though Purdue had an early 4-2 lead, Oregon answered with four straight points on an ace by Elise Ferreira, kills by Bacon and Lewis and then a block by the duo of Bacon and Lewis. The Ducks went on another run later with their other setter on serve, as Kylie Robinson helped Oregon out to a 12-8 lead.

Purdue finally fought back into a tie at 19-19, before a kill by Mutiri and a Purdue error had the Ducks up 21-19 and threatening to force a fifth set. After the Boilermakers rallied to lead 24-22, Oregon fought off match point twice to tie it up again. Just when it looked liked Bacon had found the floor to end an extended rally and set up set point for the Ducks, an error was instead called on Oregon, and Purdue ended the match on the next point.

“Those are big-time moments we can learn from,” Mutiri said. “That’s the first time I’ve played in a game with that kind of reward on the line — being in the Elite Eight — so with that experience, we can do a lot. Just going into the fall, we know what this loss feels like, what pressure feels like, and we’ll be able to respond better.”

Who Stood Out: Lewis had 13 kills and Mutiri added 12, with Mutiri hitting .300 for the match. Bacon had eight kills and a team-high six blocks, and Nuneviller added eight kills with 22 digs, though Purdue’s defensive focus led to her hitting minus-.062. Ferreira had 20 assists with 10 digs, and Robinson finished with 22 assists and eight digs.

Notable: Oregon’s Sweet Sixteen run was the seventh in program history … Nuneviller finished the two tournament matches with 43 digs (6.14 per set) after adding 22 on Sunday … She ended the season averaging 4.04 digs per set … The Ducks’ 70 digs were the ninth-most in UO postseason history.

Up Next: After playing this season in the spring due to the pandemic, volleyball is scheduled to return to its normal season in the fall later this year.


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Ducks Look to Continue Postseason Run vs. Purdue

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After advancing to the Sweet Sixteen for the seventh time in school history, No. 10 seed Oregon will take on the No. 7 overall national seed Purdue Sunday at 5:30 p.m. PT on ESPNU with a spot in the Elite Eight on the line. The Ducks will look to advance to the regional final round for the third time ever and the second time under head coach Matt Ulmer. Oregon has lost both all-time meetings with the Boilermakers with the last meeting coming in 2007.
 
MATCH INFO
When: Sunday, April 18
Opponent: Purdue
Time: 5:30 p.m. PT
Where: Omaha, Neb. (CHI Health Center)
Live Stream: ESPNU
Listen: KWVA 88.1 FM (PxP: Sean MacPherson)
Watch Online: https://www.espn.com/watch/
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Brooke Nuneviller is one of just four players nationally and the only one at a Power 5 school currently averaging at least 3.50 kills and 3.90 digs per set.
 
SWEET SWEEP
Oregon dominated in its opening match of the NCAA Tournament, sweeping Notre Dame, 25-17, 25-22, 25-13, to move on to the regional semifinal round. The Ducks hit .362 as a team, good for the fourth-best team hitting percentage in an NCAA Tournament match in school history. Morgan Lewis led the way with 13 kills on 19 swings with no errors, setting a UO NCAA Tournament record with a .684 hitting percentage. Brooke Nuneviller added 11 kills and 21 digs.
 
POSTSEASON HISTORY
After missing the postseason last year, Oregon is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 16th time in school history and the 12th time in the last 14 seasons. The Ducks are 20-16 all-time in NCAA Tournament play and will look to advance to their third Elite Eight with a win. Oregon is a top-10 national seed for the third time ever (2012, 2014).
 
WELL-ROUNDED ATTACK
Oregon is currently the only team in the Pac-12 to rank in the top four of the league in kills, digs and blocks per set. Additionally, the Ducks are inside the top four of the Pac-12 in assists per set, hitting percentage and opponent hitting percentage. Oregon leads the league in digs per set and opponent hitting percentage, is third in kills and assists per set while sitting in fourth in blocks per set and hitting percentage.
 
DEFENSE STEPPING UP
Oregon finished the regular season among the Pac-12 leaders in three key defensive stat categories. The Ducks were one of two teams in the league to be in the top four of the conference in digs, blocks and opponent hitting percentage. The .162 opponent hitting percentage would also be the best in program history in the rally-scoring era.
 
FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS
After a relatively slow start to the season, the Oregon offense has found its stride in the second half of the season. The Ducks are averaging 14.72 kills per set while hitting .265 in the last 13 times out while hitting over .300 in a match five times in that stretch. The Ducks have also put up single-match performances as a team that are among the best nationally this year. Oregon’s 82 kills against Washington on March 7 are tied for the most in a match nationally this year while the 61 kills in a sweep of Colorado on Feb. 26 are the most in a three-set match this season nationally. Additionally, the 76 assists vs. the Huskies on March 7 are the second-most in the NCAA in a match this year.
 
BREAK OUT THE SPATULAS
Oregon ended the regular season as the only team in the Pac-12 to have two players averaging at least 3.50 digs per set. The Ducks are also one of three teams in the league to have three players averaging at least 2.60 digs per set. Brooke Nuneviller and Georgia Murphy are the only pair of Pac-12 teammates to finish the regular season in the top 10 of the league in digs with Nuneviller fourth in the league and Murphy in eighth.
 
DOING IT ALL
Brooke Nuneviller has established herself as one of the best all-around players in the country since the start of last season. She is one of only four players nationally – and the only one at a Power 5 school – averaging at least 3.50 kills and 3.90 digs per set. Last year she was the only Pac-12 player to average over 2.50 kills and 3.50 digs per set. Additionally, Nuneviller is the only player in the conference to lead her team in kills and digs and the only one in the top 10 of the league in both. She leads the Pac-12 with 16 double-doubles in 19 matches, five more than the player with the second most. Nuneviller also has double-figure kills in all but two matches and double-figure digs in all but one match.
 
HISTORIC EFFORT
In Oregon’s match vs. Washington on March 7, Brooke Nuneviller turned in an unforgettable performance, putting down 35 kills on 65 swings with just one hitting error vs. Washington on March 7. She is the first Pac-12 player in the rally scoring era to have at least 35 kills in a match with one or fewer errors while her kills total ranks seventh all-time at Oregon and second in the rally scoring era. Nuneviller is also the only NCAA player since at least 2014 to have 35 kills and one error in a match.
 
ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Gloria Mutiri and Brooke Nuneviller each earned All-Pac-12 honors following the regular season while Karson Bacon and Georgia Murphy earned honorable mention recognition. Both Mutiri and Nuneviller earned all-conference team recoginition for the first time in their careers. Nuneviller was the only player in the conference to finish in the top 10 of the conference in both kills and digs in the regular season while leading the league in double-doubles with 15. Mutiri ended the year as one of just four players in the Pac-12 to hit at least .260 while averaging 2.50 klls per set. Bacon ended the regular season fourth in the league with a .349 hitting percentage while Murphy was seventh in the Pac-12 with 3.58 digs per set.

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Sweep Sends Ducks to Sweet Sixteen

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OMAHA, Neb. – Oregon got its NCAA Tournament run off to a dominant start, knocking off Notre Dame in straight sets, 25-17, 25-22, 25-13, to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the seventh time in school history.
 
The Ducks were back on the floor for the first time in nearly two weeks, but did not skip a beat on either side of the ball, hitting .362 as a team while holding the Fighting Irish to a .170 hitting percentage while recording 58 digs.
  
How It Happened: The Ducks got off to a roaring start, opening up a big lead early in the opening set on the way to a 25-17 game one win. Tied 3-3, Oregon went on a 7-0 run with Elise Ferreira on serve and Morgan Lewis providing the firepower with three kills and a pair of blocks during the run. The Ducks coasted the rest of the way thanks to hitting .355 as a team in the opening set.
 
Oregon had to play from behind for most of the second set, but used a run late in the set to take a 2-0 lead in the match. Down 19-17, the Ducks went on a 6-0 run keyed by the serving of Georgia Murphy and a couple of big kills by Karson Bacon to make it 23-19. The teams traded points the rest of the way with Lewis putting away the set for a 25-22 win.
 
From there, the Ducks dominated the third set, winning 25-13 to finish the sweep. Oregon started the set on a 4-0 run and never looked back, hitting .441 in the third while recording 17 kills and holding the Fighting Irish to a .143 hitting percentage.
 
Notable: The win was Oregon’s 20th all-time NCAA Tournament win … Ulmer improved to 5-2 in his career in NCAA Tournament play and has won at least one match all three years he has taken the Ducks to the postseason … The .362 team hitting percentage is the fourth-best in Oregon NCAA Tournament history … Lewis set an Oregon NCAA Tournament record for hitting percentage, hitting .684 with 13 kills on 19 swings and no errors … Brooke Nuneviller recorded her 16th double-double, finishing with 11 kills and 21 digs … The Ducks’ eight service aces are a season-high and third-most in a NCAA Tournament match in school history … Becca Morse served up a season-high three aces, becoming just the 10th Duck ever to have at least three aces in a tournament match.
 
Up Next: Oregon will play the winner of Purdue and High Point in the Sweet Sixteen on Sunday. Match times will be announced at the end of play today.
 

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Ducks Open NCAA Tournament Play Thursday

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The Pac-12 runner-up and winners of 12 of the last 14 matches, Oregon heads into the NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 overall national seed. As one of the top 16 national seeds, the Ducks earned a first-round bye in the 48-team tournament and will face the winner of Wednesday’s match between Notre Dame and Army in the second round Thursday at 9 a.m. PT. The Ducks have never played Army and have matched up with Notre Dame just once – a win in 1985. Oregon’s opening match will be streamed live on ESPN3.
 
MATCH INFO
When: Thursday, April 15
Opponent: Notre Dame or Army
Time: 9 a.m. PT
Where: Omaha, Neb. (CHI Health Center)
Live Stream: ESPN3 (PxP: Eric Frede)
Radio: KWVA 88.1 FM (PxP: Sean MacPherson)
Watch Online: https://www.espn.com/watch/
 
DID YOU KNOW?
Brooke Nuneviller is one of just five players nationally and the only one at a Power 5 school that averaged at least 3.50 kills and 3.80 digs per set during the regular season.
 
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
Oregon put together one of the best regular seasons in program history in the 2021 spring season. The Ducks finished 14-4 in the conference-only regular season, matching the program’s highest-ever league finish by coming in second in the Pac-12. Oregon’s 14 conference wins are also tied for the second most in a season in school history, matching the total from the 2011 season and behind only the 2012 season.
 
POSTSEASON HISTORY
After missing the postseason last year, Oregon is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 16th time in school history and the 12th time in the last 14 seasons. The Ducks are 19-16 all-time in NCAA Tournament play and will look to advance to their seventh Sweet Sixteen with a win. Oregon is a top-10 national seed for the third time ever (2012, 2014).
 
WELL-ROUNDED ATTACK
Oregon finished the regular season as the only team in the Pac-12 to rank in the top four of the league in kills (3rd), digs (1st) and blocks per set (4th). Additionally, the Ducks ended the conference-only season inside the top four of the Pac-12 in assists per set (4th), hitting percentage (4th) and opponent hitting percentage (2nd).
 
DEFENSE STEPPING UP
Oregon finished the regular season among the Pac-12 leaders in three key defensive stat categories. The Ducks were one of two teams in the league to be in the top four of the conference in digs, blocks and opponent hitting percentage. The .162 opponent hitting percentage would also be the best in program history in the rally-scoring era.
 
FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS
After a relatively slow start to the season, the Oregon offense has found its stride in the last 12 matches. The Ducks are averaging 15.75 kills per set while hitting .259 in the last 12 times out while hitting over .300 in a match four times in that stretch. The Ducks have also put up single-match performances as a team that are among the best nationally this year. Oregon’s 82 kills against Washington on March 7 are tied for the most in a match nationally this year while the 61 kills in a sweep of Colorado on Feb. 26 are the most in a three-set match this season nationally. Additionally, the 76 assists vs. the Huskies on March 7 are the second-most in the NCAA in a match this year.
 
BREAK OUT THE SPATULAS
Oregon ended the regular season as the only team in the Pac-12 to have two players averaging at least 3.50 digs per set. The Ducks are also one of three teams in the league to have three players averaging at least 2.60 digs per set. Brooke Nuneviller and Georgia Murphy are the only pair of Pac-12 teammates to finish the regular season in the top 10 of the league in digs with Nuneviller fourth in the league and Murphy in seventh.
 
DOING IT ALL
Brooke Nuneviller has established herself as one of the best all-around players in the country since the start of last season. She is one of only six players nationally – and the only one at a Power 5 school – averaging at least 3.50 kills and 3.80 digs per set. Last year she was the only Pac-12 player to average over 2.50 kills and 3.50 digs per set. Additionally, Nuneviller is the only player in the conference to lead her team in both kills and digs. She ended the regular season leading the Pac-12 with 15 double-doubles in 18 matches, four more than the player with the second most. Nuneviller also has double-figure kills in all but two matches and double-figure digs in all but one match.
 
HISTORIC EFFORT
In Oregon’s match vs. Washington on March 7, Brooke Nuneviller turned in an unforgettable performance, putting down 35 kills on 65 swings with just one hitting error vs. Washington on March 7. She is the first Pac-12 player in the rally scoring era to have at least 35 kills in a match with one or fewer errors while her kills total ranks seventh all-time at Oregon and second in the rally scoring era. Nuneviller is also the only NCAA player since at least 2014 to have 35 kills and one error in a match.
 
ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
Gloria Mutiri and Brooke Nuneviller each earned All-Pac-12 honors following the regular season while Karson Bacon and Georgia Murphy earned honorable mention recognition. Both Mutiri and Nuneviller earned all-conference team recoginition for the first time in their careers. Nuneviller was the only player in the conference to finish in the top 10 of the conference in both kills and digs in the regular season while leading the league in double-doubles with 15. Mutiri ended the year as one of just four players in the Pac-12 to hit at least .260 while averaging 2.50 klls per set. Bacon ended the regular season fourth in the league with a .349 hitting percentage while Murphy was seventh in the Pac-12 with 3.58 digs per set.

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Trio Named AVCA All-Region

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Oregon landed three players on the AVCA Pacific North All-Region Team following a vote by coaches in the region. Karson Bacon, Gloria Mutiri and Brooke Nuneviller each received the honor while Georgia Murphy earned all-region honorable mention recognition.
 
Nuneviller and Mutiri both earned AVCA All-Region Freshman of the Year honors in 2018, with Nuneviller earning it in the Pacific North Region and Mutiri in the Midwest Region while playing for Kansas State. Mutiri was also named to the All-Midwest Region Team in 2018 while Nuneviller earned Pacific North Region honorable mention recognition. Bacon secured her first career all-region honors.
 
Nuneviller led the team in both kills and digs, finishing the regular season averaging 3.54 kills and 3.83 digs per set. She was one of just five players in the country and the only one at a Power 5 school to average at least 3.5 kills and 3.8 digs per set in the regular season. Nuneviller was also the only Pac-12 player to lead her team in both kills and digs and the only one to finish in the top 10 of the league in both those categories. Her 15 double-doubles on the season led the Pac-12 were four more than the player in second place.
 
The Chandler, Ariz. turned in one of the best individual performances in school and conference history when she put down 35 kills on 65 swings with just one error vs. Washington on March 7. She is the only Pac-12 player in the rally scoring era to have at least 35 kills and one or fewer errors in a match while her 35 kills rank seventh in program history. Nuneviller also became the first player to earn both Pac-12 Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week honors in the same week following wins over Arizona in February.
 
Mutiri ended the regular season second on the team in both kills and hitting percentage, averaging 2.58 kills per set while hitting .262. She also put up a big block on the outside, averaging 0.65 blocks per set. Mutiri put up double-figures in kills while hitting over .300 in five matches while also leading the team in kills five times. She put up big numbers in a pair of five-set wins at USC on February 5 and 7, hitting .360 while recording 24 total kills in the two matches.
 
Bacon finished the regular season fourth in the conference in hitting percentage at .349. She hit at least .400 in a match in which she had at least 10 attack attempts seven times this year and led the team in hitting percentage in a match eight times. The sophomore averaged 1.83 kills per set in addition to 0.94 blocks per game, highlighted by a back-to-back seven-block outings in two of the final three matches.

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