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RECAP: Mizzou volleyball makes NCAA Tournament in year one under Sullivan


The Mizzou volleyball team achieved something it hasn't since 2020, on Sunday night. The Tigers are going dancing in December, as they earned a bid into the NCAA Tournament.

First-year head coach Dawn Sullivan and company will head to the Nebraska Quarter, as the No. 8 seed, to meet Delaware in the first round. If the Tigers moved post round one, they will likely have a meeting with No. 1 Nebraska on the books.

“There’s just so much happiness in my heart and joy and it just makes me smile," Sullivan said.

In one year, Sullivan managed to more than quadruple the program's SEC win total from each of the past two seasons, earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament and get tabbed as one of the conference Coaches of the Year. However, for Mizzou, this Tournament berth is just the start.

"It's great that we are making the NCAA Tournament right now, but we are not satisfied," middle blocker Colleen Finney said. "We really want to make it past just the first round and be able to go beyond to be able to hopefully get an NCAA Championship one day." 

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