NCAA Women's Finals: UCLA vs. Illinois

Joshua Duplechian
Final Match: UCLA vs. Illinois

2011 All-Tournament Team

  • Alex Jupiter, USC

  • Annie Luhrsen, Illinois

  • Michelle Bartsch, Illinois

  • Colleen Ward, Illinois

  • Zoe Nightingale, UCLA

  • Lauren Van Orden, UCLA

  • Most Outstanding Player: Rachael Kidder, UCLA


UCLA’s win marked their fourth DI volleyball championship (1991, 1990 and 1984) and gives them the third most women’s volleyball championships in DI history.


“I told the girls as we were driving over here that we were champions before we arrived in the building and we’re going to be champions when we leave the building, whether you handle that block of wood or not.” – UCLA Head Coach Mike Sealy

“We fought hard, they just got a huge run on us, and they didn’t let us get any points. We struggled on the side out and they pulled the match out. That’s how it works.” – Illinois' Colleen Ward

Originally published in February 2012

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