Spartans Volleyball Concludes Regular Season with Third Place Finish in UAA Championship

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The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team concluded its regular season finishing third place in the University Athletic Association Championship with a 3-1 victory over the University of Chicago.

The third place finish for the Spartans is the volleyball program's best finish since a third place finish in the UAA Championships in 1997.

CWRU concludes the regular season with a 24-7 record while Chicago dropped to 20-7 overall. 

The Spartans were paced by junior outside hitter Marian Barton who recorded 21 kills during the match for a .377 hitting percentage. Senior middle hitter Haley Kauffman tallied 13 kills and maintained a .433 hitting percentage. Earning a double-double, senior outside hitter Carolyn Bogart finished 10 attacks and contributed team-high 24 digs to the Spartans total.  Freshman setter Shannon Carroll turned in a season-high 47 assists. In the back row, freshman defensive specialist Karina Bondelid recorded 18 digs, while senior libero Katie Best upped 17. 

The Spartans will now await the selection of the field to the 2015 NCAA Volleyball Championships, to be announced on NCAA.com via a live selection show at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 9th.  CWRU will be hoping to receive one of the 20 at-large bids to this year's tournament field.  Fans can watch the live selection show at http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule/2015/11/09.