RCW: Sport Spotlight 4.12 (Volleyball)
— Kansas Volleyball (@KUVolleyball) November 9, 2017
Thrilled to announce our 2018 recruiting class!!! Join us in welcoming Lacey Angello (Lansing, Kan.), Kailea Carrier (Olathe, Kan.), Camryn Ennis (San Antonio, Texas) and Rachel Langs (Fairview, Texas) to the #KUvball family!
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Kansas has won 12 of the last 13 matches in the month of November — the final month of the volleyball regular season.
The 16th-ranked Jayhawks will look to build on that momentum heading into the final three matches of the 2017 regular season with the hopes of hosting the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds this December for the sixth-straight season.
One feat Kansas has already accomplished six-straight seasons is reaching 20 wins. With a victory at TCU on Nov. 4, the Jayhawks improved to 20-4 and reached the 20-win milestone for the 16th time in program history.
Since KU’s streak of 20-win seasons began in 2012, the Jayhawks have a 151-35 record, good for a .812 winning percentage. From 2012 to 2016, KU averaged 26 wins per season. KU’s last six 20-win seasons have also included at least 10 Big 12 Conference wins — KU’s 10th-conference win this season was reached after a seventh-straight Dillons Sunflower Show victory over Kansas State on Nov. 8.
Kansas looks to bounce back from a loss to No. 23 Baylor over the weekend when playing at No. 2 Texas Wednesday night. It will be the third time this season KU has faced back-to-back ranked opponents.
The Jayhawks already have a program-record four wins against teams ranked in the top 25 of the AVCA Coaches Poll this season, including victories over No. 13 Kentucky, No. 17 Purdue, No. 18 Iowa State and No. 24 Baylor. In the current rankings, the Jayhawks have five top-25 victories as No. 25 Missouri State entered the poll for the first time this season. KU’s previous record of three top-25 wins was achieved in 2003 and 2012.