Truman State is in the NCAA Division II volleyball tournament for the seventh consecutive year. The Bulldogs will host the South Central Regional for the second time in three years. The regional came to Kirksville in 2004 when the Bulldogs beat Central Missouri to advance to the Elite Eight. The eight-team regional begins Nov. 9-11 in Pershing Arena. The teams include Truman, Washburn, Central Missouri, Pittsburg State, and Missouri Southern from the MIAA Conference. North Alabama and West Florida from the Gulf South Conference. Albany State is the lone representative from the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
The Bulldogs are No. 1 in the nation for the second year in a row. Truman enters the regional round riding a 35-game winning streak. They have not suffered a loss since the opening match of the season. Three of the last four South Central Regional champs have advanced to the National Championship game. The Bulldogs have a good shot at extending the streak. They are 9-0 against the rest of the regional teams and 10-1 against nationally ranked teams this season. Home court advantage means a little more when opposing teams come to Pershing Arena, the Bulldogs are 11-0 at home this year and have only dropped two games.
Sarah Shearman was named MIAA MVP and Jason Skoch was named Coach of the Year.
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