July 30, 2012
Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 533 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2011-2012 season including Southwestern University. This number once again breaks the previous year's total of 481 and sets a new all-time high for this award.
June 7, 2012
Nicholls, Tuttle Selected as Kassen/Lowry Athletes-of-the-Year 2012
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern University announced the 2012 Dr. Tex Kassen and Dr. Carla Lowry Athlete-of-the-Year awards which denote the top male and female athlete at Southwestern for that given school year. Senior volleyball setter Christina Nicholls and sophomore men’s track & field athlete Daniel Tuttle were chosen among numerous candidates as this year’s recipients of the esteemed award.
April 18, 2012
39 Student-Athletes Receive Senior Watches at Annual Ceremony
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Thanks to the generous donations of parents, alumni and students in the Pirate Crew, Southwestern University's Booster Club, the Athletic Department was able to continue the tradition of awarding watches to senior athletes whom had completed eligibility while at SU. This is the third year for the ceremony.
February 16, 2012
Texas Lutheran to Join the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced today that Texas Lutheran University has accepted an invitation to join the Conference.
January 23, 2012
Schreiner University to Join the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
SUWANEE, Ga. — The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference announced today that Schreiner University has accepted an invitation to join the Conference.
January 20, 2012
SCAC Student-Athlete Initiative a Huge Success
SUWANEE, Ga. – The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference was represented by 18 student-athletes last week at the 2012 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Made possible through the NCAA Division III Strategic Initiative Grant, the student-athletes participated in a wide range of activities – from education sessions to business sessions to the NCAA Honors Celebration.
November 15, 2011
Nicholls Earns NCAA/AVCA First-Team All-America, Thibodeau Honorable Mention
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 31st annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. Christina Nicholls, a senior setter from Austin, Texas, was selected as First Team All-America and is the first Pirate to receive the honor since SU became an NCAA Division III institution.
November 14, 2011
Three Pirates Receive All-South Region Honors
Senior Christina Nicholls and junior Rachel Thibodeau were selected to the AVCA All-South Region First Team while Lindsay Thompson earned Honorable Mention honors for the Southwestern Pirates.
November 11, 2011
Panthers Knock Pirates out of NCAA Championships
Southwestern jumped out to early leads in each set but Chapman pounced back to defeat the Pirates 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA Championships. The loss ends SU's season at 30-4.
November 10, 2011
SCAC to send 18 Student-Athletes to 2012 NCAA Convention
SUWANEE, Ga. – The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will be represented by 18 student-athletes, 5 from Southwestern, at the 2012 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The convention will run from Jan. 11-14 and will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.
November 10, 2011
Thibodeau Named CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
The 2011 Capital One Academic All-District ® Volleyball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs in 2011. Southwestern junior, Rachel Thibodeau, was selected to the First Team.
November 9, 2011
Stay Up-to-Date on the Pirates at the NCAA Championships
Just because you can't make the trip to California to cheer on the Pirates doesn't mean that you can't be a part of the action. Live video will be available as the Pirates take on Chapman in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday at 5:30pm PT (7:30 CT). All information can be found at the tournament website at http://www.clusports.com/pages/tournaments/2011NCAARegional.php.
November 9, 2011
Women's Volleyball Offering Advanced Clinic for High School Athletes
The highly-successful Southwestern volleyball team is providing high school student-athletes an opportunity to learn skills from the best with a one day advanced clinic on December 3rd.
November 7, 2011
California Bound! Pirates Face Chapman in Opening Round
Southwestern Volleyball is into the NCAA Championship for the tenth time, seventh consecutive visit, and are heading to Thousand Oaks, Calif. to face Chapman University on Thursday, November 10th. Game times have not yet been sent, stay tuned to southwesternpirates.com for the most up-to-date information.
November 5, 2011
#6 Southwestern Volleyball Snags Third at SCAC Conference Tournament
The Pirates suffered an upset loss at the hands of Trinity in the semifinals of the SCAC Conference Tournament on Saturday and rallied to easily defeat Millsaps in the consolation match to finish in third place.
November 4, 2011
Southwestern's Nicholls; Long Headline 2011 All-SCAC Volleyball Voting
JACKSON, Miss. – Southwestern University, the sixth-ranked team in the nation and the top seed for this weekend’s Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament, was recognized for its highly successful season in exclusive all-conference voting by the head coaches of the SCAC. Christina Nicholls was named SCAC Player-of-the-Year while head coach Hannah Long was selected as SCAC Coach-of-the-Year for the third time in four years.
November 2, 2011
Christina Nicholls Named D3VB Player of the Week
Secaucus, NJ - Christina Nicholls (Austin, TX) of #6 Southwestern (TX) is the D3VB Player of the Week. Nicholls, a 5'8" setter, led the Pirates to four wins and their own home tournament last weekend. She was named to the All-Tournament Team and MVP of the event. At 28-2, Southwestern is currently in the middle of a 19-match win streak.
November 1, 2011
Volleyball Advances One Spot in AVCA Top 25
After a 4-0 weekend to close out the regular season the Southwestern volleyball team moved up one spot to sixth place in the latest AVCA Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll out Tuesday. The #6 ranking is the highest yet for the Pirates under Coach Hannah Long.
October 29, 2011
#7 Southwestern Defends Domain, Win Streak Moves to 19
GEORGETOWN, Texas - At their final home matches of the season the SU volleyball team defended their home turf with two wins over Concordia and St. Thomas to improve to 28-2 on the year and keep their win streak alive at 19 in a row.
October 28, 2011
#7 Pirates Cruise Through Day One at Halloween Tournament
GEORGETOWN, Texas - The Southwestern volleyball team put their skills on display on day on at the Schlotzsy's Halloween Tournament, defeating Clarkson and the University of Texas Dallas 3-0. The Pirates, ranked in the top 10 in assists, digs and kills, were unstoppable and pushed their win streak to 17.
October 26, 2011
Stubbs Named SCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week
ALLISON STUBBS OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, a sophomore outside hitter from McKinney, Texas, has been named SCAC Volleyball Defensive Player-of-the-Week for matches played from Monday, October 17 through Sunday, October 23.
October 26, 2011
Video Interview: Allison Stubbs
October 24, 2011
SCAC Announces 2011 Volleyball Tournament Bracket
SUWANEE, Ga. - The SCAC office today released the championship bracket for the 2011 conference volleyball tournament, which will be played Friday-Saturday, November 4-5 in Jackson, Miss., on the campus of Millsaps College. Complete Bracket
October 22, 2011
#7 Pirates Pull Out Gutsy Win Over SCAC Rival
GEORGETOWN, Texas - The #7 Pirates closed out the SCAC West Divisional #2 with two wins to remain unbeaten, 14-0, in conference play, beating the University of Dallas 3-0 before winning 3-2 over Trinity in a gutsy nightcap.
October 21, 2011
#7 Pirates Open SCAC West Divisional #2 with Win
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern needed four sets to win a hard fought match against Austin College to open the SCAC West Divisional #2 on Friday evening. SU won 3-1 (26-24, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21) to remain perfect in SCAC conference action.
October 19, 2011
#7 Pirates Set to Host SCAC West Divisional
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern volleyball, the #7 team in the nation and top team in the SCAC, is set to host the second SCAC West Divisional of the weekend. The Pirates kick off the weekend against Austin College on Friday night at 7pm and then face Dallas Saturday at 1pm before taking on SCAC-rival Trinity at 6pm.
October 11, 2011
Pirates Jump Two Spots in National Poll
After cruising to four, 3-0 wins at the SCAC Divisional in San Antonio, Texas the Southwestern volleyball team moved up two spots to #7 in the Week 6 AVCA Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll out Tuesday afternoon.
October 10, 2011
#9 Volleyball Slams Competition at SCAC Divisional
Southwestern's dominance continues to grow as the season goes on as evidenced by four wins at the SCAC Divisional in San Antonio, never dropping a set as they defeated Oglethorpe, Sewanee, Centre and Birmingham Southern 3-0 to improve to 21-2 on the year and remain perfect in conference with an 11-0 record.
October 4, 2011
Video Interview: Head Volleyball Coach Hannah Long
Watch as Coach Long talks about the season and upcoming SCAC Conference matches.
October 2, 2011
#9 Volleyball Sweeps Weekend SCAC Action
Southwestern volleyball continued their impressive play with four wins at the SCAC West/Central Divisional #1 over the weekend including triumphing 3-0 in a prolonged battle with #14 Colorado College. The wins improve the #9 nationally-ranked Pirates to 17-2 on the year and 7-0 in the SCAC.
September 30, 2011
Study Abroad Changes and Enriches
Student-athletes embrace experiences and unexpected outcomes
September 27, 2011
#9 Pirates Dominate at Home
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern exerted their domination at home as they dismantled Schreiner University 25-20, 25-18, 25-17. The win improves the #9 Pirates to 13-2 on the year and they remain at 3-0 in the SCAC.
September 27, 2011
Volleyball Holds Strong at #9
Southwestern maintained their #9 national ranking this week in the most recent AVCA Coaches Top 25 poll out Tuesday. The Pirates opened SCAC Conference action with three wins over the weekend, defeating Austin College, Dallas, and Trinity.
September 24, 2011
#9 Volleyball Opens SCAC Action with 3-0 Weekend
SHERMAN, Texas - Southwestern volleyball continued to impress as they opened SCAC conference play this weekend, going 3-0 over Austin College, University of Dallas and Trinity. The win improved the #9 Pirates to 12-2 on the year.
September 21, 2011
Volleyball Moves Up One Spot Despite Tough Week
Southwestern's volleyball team moved up one spot to #9 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll out September 20th despite splitting games at the Trinity National Invitational. The move is, no doubt, attributed to the Pirate's strength of schedule as they have faced five Top 25 teams so far this season.
September 19, 2011
Volleyball Splits Final Day of Action
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Pirates closed out the Trinity National Invitational on Saturday afternoon with a 1-1 split of matches. Southwestern defeated Texas Lutheran 3-1 before falling to once-ranked Occidental 3-1 to move to 9-2 on the year.
September 16, 2011
#10 Pirates Split Day One Against Top Competition
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Day one at the Trinity National Invitational was no easy ride for the Pirates as #10 Southwestern took on #7 St. Thomas and #8 Carthage. SU won the first match against St. Thomas 3-2, but stumbled in the second match falling 3-0. The Pirates sit at 8-1 on the year after the split.
September 14, 2011
Volleyball Jumps Four Spots in Latest Poll
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Touting a 7-0 record the Southwestern women's volleyball program jumped four spots into the top 10 in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll out September 13th. The Pirates face two nationally-ranked opponents this weekend at the Trinity National Invitational, #7 St. Thomas (MN) and #8 Carthage in addition to Occidental who is just outside the top 25.
September 13, 2011
Tenerelli Selected as SCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week
SUWANEE, Ga. - Senior defensive specialist/libero Sarai Tenerelli has been named SCAC Volleyball Defensive Player-of-the-Week for matches played from Monday, September 5 through Sunday, September 11.
September 10, 2011
#14 Pirates Sweep Weekend to Remain Perfect
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - Southwestern continued their tear through the 2011 season with four wins at the Cal-Lu-fornia Invitational hosted by California Lutheran University. The wins put the Pirates at 7-0 to start the season despite facing some of the top competition in the nation.
September 3, 2011
Pirates Take Two at Trinity National Invitational
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Southwestern volleyball continued their strong play on Saturday afternoon at the Trinity National Invitational, defeating East Texas Baptist 3-0 and a very talented #9 Wisconsin-Plateville 3-1. The wins improve SU to 3-0 on the season.
September 2, 2011
Big Hitters Dominate in Season Opener
GEORGETOWN, Texas - The dynamic attack of Southwestern University's hitters were too much for a young Hardin-Simmons team to handle on Friday afternoon as the Pirates opened the 2011 season. SU easily won in three sets 25-13, 25-21, 25-12.
August 28, 2011
Alumnae Put Pirates through their Paces
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Seven Southwestern Alumnae returned to the courts on Saturday afternoon to test the most recent Pirate volleyball squad in their annual Alumnae Match.
August 26, 2011
Experienced #17 Pirate Volleyball Sets Sights on 2011 Season
GEORGETOWN, Texas – Southwestern volleyball is no stranger to success as evidenced by the six consecutive trips to the NCAA National Tournament (2005-2010). The 2011 team is set for a run at the national title with an experienced senior core and young talented underclassmen able to make a profound impact.
August 25, 2011
Revamped Training Room Offers Better Service to Athletes
Thanks to generous donations and various fundraising events throughout the years the Southwestern University Athletic Department unveiled their newly remodeled athletic training facility this fall. The updates include an expanded treatment area, additional taping/treatment tables, custom paint (with logos still to come), a flat-screen television, new computers and new countertops.
August 18, 2011
Pirates Land in AVCA Top 25 as Practice Opens
GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern's volleyball team kicked off the 2011 season with their first practice Thursday morning as the 17th-ranked team in the nation according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division III Coaches Top 25 Preseason Poll.
August 17, 2011
New Year Brings New Faces to SU Athletics
GEORGETOWN, Texas - As the start of the 2011-12 school year gets underway the Southwestern University Athletic Department welcomes four new assistant coaches to the mix.