Record — 25-6
Rank/Seed — 10th/4th
Coach — John Cook (547-112 overall, 385-39 at Nebraska)
Road to Omaha – def. Maryland-Eastern Shore 3-0; def. Northern Iowa 3-0.
Key players — Lauren Cook, 5-8, Sr., S; Gina Mancuso, 6-1, Sr., OH; Hannah Werth, 6-1, Sr., OH.
Stat leaders (per set) – Kills: Mancuso 3.43, Werth 3.07. Sets: Cook 11.12. Blocks: Hayley Thramer 1.19. Digs: Werth 3.19, Lara Dykstra 3.03.
Quotable — “I remember in club she used to pound it straight down and now she has all these crazy shots. Also on the leadership side. She used to be a little more quiet. She’s now more talkative and really close to everyone on our team.” – Lauren Cook on teammate Gina Mancuso.
Record – 25-6
Rank/Seed – 5th/13th
Coach – Jim McLaughlin (518-201 overall, 294-83 at Washington)
Road to Omaha – def. Central Arkansas 3-0; def. Hawaii 3-2.
Key players – Amanda Gil, 6-6, Sr., MB; Krista Vansant, 6-2, OH, Soph; Kaleigh Nelson, 6-0, OH, Soph.
Stat leaders (per set) – Kills: Nelson 2.45; Vansant 2.29; Blocks: Gil 1.81. Sets: Katy Beals 5.74, Jenni Nogueras 5-4.0. Digs: Jenna Orlandini 4.13.
Quotable – “I think it’s about finding a rhythm and getting hot in this tournament. It’s got to be a collective effort. Everybody has to do their job at a high level. You can’t just have one or two people playing well. Everybody has to play well from this point on.” – Coach Jim McLaughlin on playing well in the NCAA Tournament.
Record – 27-4
Rank/Seed – 6th/5th
Coach – Jim Moore (515-241 overall, 163-85 at Oregon)
Road to Omaha – def. Northern Colorado 3-0; def. Dayton 3-0.
Key players — Alaina Bergsma, 6-1, OH, Sr. (Pac-12 Player of the Year); Liz Brenner, 6-1, OH, Soph.; Lauren Plum, 5-9, S, Jr. (Pac-12 Setter of the Year).
Stat leaders (per set) – Kills: Bergsma 5.17, Brenner 3.67; Set assists: Plum 13.5; Blocks: Canace Finley 1.33, Ariana Williams 1.17; Digs: Haley Jacob 4.33, Brenner 3.50.
Quotable — “We talk about that all the time, it’s great to play ‘stupid-good’ teams all the time, I guess. You get a little tired of getting beat. I think we’re as prepared as we can possibly be. How somebody plays on a given night is sometimes irrelevant on how prepared you are leading up to this single moment. I think we’re ready.” – Coach Jim Moore on playing in the Pac-12 Conference.
Record – 28-3
Rank/Seed – 16th/12th
Coach – Shawn Olmstead (49-12, all at BYU)
Road to Omaha – def. New Mexico State 3-0, def. Oklahoma 3-0.
Key players – Jennifer Hamson, 6-7, Jr., OH ; Alexa Gray, 6-2, OH, Fr.; Nicole Warner, 6-2, MB, Sr.
Stat leaders (per set) – Kills: Hamson 4.07, Gray 3.31; Set assists: Heather Hannemann 11.19. Blocks: Warner 1.81, Hamson 1.27. Digs: Ciara Parker 3.46.
Quotable — “It’s really exciting. We set goals at the beginning of the season, we kind of had steps, we kind of went through our preseason goal, conference goal, ending goal to me in the tournament. We’re really excited to be here and play against Oregon and see what we’re made of right now.” — Setter Heather Hannemann on the NCAA Tournament.