Women’s Volleyball Wins 8th National Title
Congratulations to the Florida College Lady Falcons, 2011 USCAA Volleyball National Champions!
The Lady Falcons have captured their eighth national title, seven of them being USCAA titles.
For Immediate Release
LOUISVILLE, KY- Florida College has won a total of seven USCAA Volleyball National Championships since the year 2000. They won three in a row from 2005 to 2007 and would accomplish that feat again by winning the National Championship this year. Seeded number one in the tournament, Florida College entered the championship game having not lost a set. The Spalding Golden Eagles, seeded sixth, earned a championship berth after sweeping Rochester College in the semifinal round. This year would be the fifth time these two teams would face off in the USCAA Volleyball National Championship.
Florida came out strong to start the match, winning the first and second set. However, the Lady Golden Eagles competed hard in the third set and were able to hand Florida College their first set loss of the tournament. The Florida College Lady Falcons would go on to win the fourth set and defend their title as USCAA Volleyball National Champions. Florida was led by junior Kerri Taylor’s 16 kills. Taylor was phenomenal throughout the tournament and was acknowledged with 2011 National All-Academic, All-American, and Tournament MVP honors.
Florida’s Head Coach Donna Parimore was not surprised to see Spalding in the championship. When asked how it felt to defend their national title she replied, “They are always very well coached and play strong as a team.” When asked about the tournament as whole Coach Parimore responded, “it was a very well-run tournament. A special thanks to Spalding University’s Athletic Director Roger Burkman, Head Volleyball Coach Bridget Yates, and all of Spalding’s outstanding staff.” The USCAA would like to congratulate Coach Parimore and Florida College on winning the 2011 USCAA Volleyball National Championship.
2011 USCAA Volleyball National Championships- Championship Game Box Score
Florida College defeats Spalding University in 4 sets.
#1 Florida College vs. # 6 Spalding University
Florida College wins in 4 sets
Set 1- Florida College-25 Spalding University-13
Set 2- Florida College -25 Spalding University -19
Set 3- Florida College -22 Spalding University -25
Set 4- Florida College – 25 Spalding University -13
|Kills: Kerri Taylor-16||Elisa Burkman-5|
|Digs: Devyn Jackson-14||Jessica Luker-8|
|Assists: Jenny Moorer-51||Sarah Schott-15|
|Serving Aces: Jenny Moorer-2||Stefanie Spalding-2|
|Blocks: Amanda Schaeffer-4||Alex Marquardt-2|