ROSEMONT, Ill. (June 22, 2023) – The Big Ten Conference will continue to raise the bar as the premier volleyball conference in the country when it plays host to the second annual Big 10 Volleyball Media Day on August 1-2, 2023, at Big Ten Network studios in Chicago.
Last summer, the Big Ten became the first collegiate conference to host an in-person preseason volleyball media event, providing yet another example of the Big Ten’s commitment to elevating women’s sports.
Seven Big Ten Conference volleyball programs will arrive at the Big Ten Network on Tuesday, Aug. 1 for a series of interview sessions and other creative content opportunities to preview the 2023 volleyball season.
The remaining seven Big Ten Conference programs will go through a similar schedule at Big Ten Network on Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Along with their media schedules, student-athletes, and coaches from all 14 Big Ten Conference volleyball programs will gather on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 1, for an exclusive dinner and reception, celebrating the success and future promise of Big Ten volleyball.
Along with all 14 Big Ten Conference head coaches (including new arrivals Erin Virtue of Michigan and Keegan Cook of Minnesota), the complete list of student-athletes from each school who are expected to attend the 2023 Big Ten Volleyball Media Days is listed below, while additional information on media coverage for the event will be forthcoming.
Illinois – Brooke Mosher, Raina Terry
Indiana – Grae Gosnell, Camryn Haworth
Iowa – Delaney McSweeney, Bailey Ortega
Maryland – Sydney Dowler, Sam Csire
Michigan – Hannah Grant, Allison Jacobs
Michigan State – Julia Bishop, Aliyah Moore
Minnesota – Taylor Landfair, Melani Shaffmaster
Nebraska – Merritt Beason, Lexi Rodriguez
Northwestern – Alexa Rousseau, Ellee Stinson
Ohio State – Emily Londot, Rylee Rader
Penn State – Allie Holland, Zoe Weatherington
Purdue – Eva Hudson, Maddie Schermerhorn
Rutgers – Taylor Humphrey, Alissa Kinkela
Wisconsin – Izzy Ashburn, MJ Hammill
The Big Ten Conference had six schools earn berths into last year’s NCAA Tournament and led the nation with five schools receiving top-16 seeds.
At least one Big Ten program has advanced to the NCAA national semifinals in 15 of the past 16 seasons, reaching the title match 12 times and winning nine national championships since 2007.
Last year produced an all-Big Ten Conference national title contest, with Wisconsin edging Nebraska 3-2 to win its first NCAA national championship before a record-setting crowd of 18,755 fans at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
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