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Lipscomb claims ASUN academic trophy for third straight year

The Bisons have claimed the Atlantic Sun Conference Presidents' Academic Trophy for the third straight year after having 278 student-athletes finish the academic year with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Harnish joins volleyball as volunteer assistant

Former libero brings deep volleyball ties and desire to compete to the program.

Rosenthal pleased with volleyball spring workouts

Solidifying leadership for 2016 is still a work in progress.

Volleyball recruiting class earns high honorable mention

The class is small, but the duo is being recognized nationally.

USA Volleyball selects Ostrom for one of five summer teams

Ostrom will play in Indianapolis, less than an hour from her hometown, as part of domestic national team.

Volleyball plans spring training sessions

Players in the fifth through eighth grades are invited to attend the LUV Spring Training Camp.

Volleyball set to open spring season

First match is home at Allen Arena against rival Belmont.

Registration open for summer volleyball camps

It may still be winter, but it is time to start registering for Lipscomb's summer volleyball camps.

Ostrom participating in national volleyball team tryouts

Associate head coach Billy Ebel is serving on the camp staff.

Volleyball names Ebel first associate head coach

Ebel, center, says he has found a home with the Lipscomb volleyball program.

Beachy promoted to full-time volleyball assistant

Justin Beachy ready for new challenge with Lipscomb volleyball.

Where are they now? Volleyball's Jordan Huston

Jordan Huston was a volleyball player who could always come through in clutch situations for the Bisons. She balanced volleyball with nursing school. She is a regular at Lipscomb athletic events. She spent some time this week with

Where are they now? Betsy Steele Hirschy had a chance this week to catch up with former volleyball player Betsy Steele Hirschy, who now lives in Orlando with her husband and two sons.

Ostrom named CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team

Lipscomb setter Kayla Ostrom has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Division I Volleyball third team.

Estes, Dobson Ostrom earn AVCA All-South Region Volleyball honors

Lipscomb's Brittnay Estes was named First Team All-South Region by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Earning South Region honorable mention were Jewell Dobson and Kayla Ostrom.

Volleyball season ends on a disappointing note

The more they thought about it the more difficult it was to hold back the tears. It was not the way the Lipscomb volleyball team wanted the season to end as they lost 3-0 to UCLA in the NCAA First Round.

Estes has been the energy source for volleyball

For four years Brittnay Estes has laughed, cried, screamed, fist pumped and jumped in exhilaration or frustration for the Lipscomb volleyball team. She is looking for another chance for her team to celebrate when the Bisons face UCLA in the NCAA First Round tonight at 10.

Lipscomb ready for NCAA volleyball challenge at UCLA

Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal is always looking for challenges for his team and he has found a major one. The Bisons will face UCLA Friday night at the John Wooden Center in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Lipscomb volleyball is a true family affair

Lipscomb volleyball's trip to California is all about advancing in the NCAA Tournament starting with a match against UCLA, but in many ways it is also a "family" road trip.

Volleyball's Samantha Crane: Where Are They Now?

Samantha Sullivan Crane moved to Nashville and played volleyball for Lipscomb for two seasons. She also coached for the Bisons as well, eventually being named the first full-time assistant. She spent some time with to talk about the volleyball program and her experiences at Lipscomb.

Lipscomb volleyball heading to UCLA for NCAA Tournament

The Lipscomb volleyball team will be heading west to No. 14- ranked UCLA for the NCAA First and Second Rounds Friday and Saturday.

Lipscomb waiting to hear NCAA volleyball fate

This Sunday evening is the NCAA Volleyball Championship Selection Show at 8 p.m. All Lipscomb volleyball family, friends and fans are invited to attend a party at Allen Arena. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame room.

Lipscomb wins A-Sun volleyball title with sweep

The Lipscomb volleyball team swept Kennesaw State 3-0 Saturday afternoon in Allen Arena for the Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship. Brittnay Estes was named MVP.

Lipscomb advances to title game in A-Sun volleyball

The Lipscomb volleyball team will be seeking its fifth Atlantic Sun Championship Saturday against Kennesaw State. The championship match will start at 3 p.m. at Allen Arena.

Lipscomb set for semifinals with Jacksonville in A-Sun Volleyball Tourney

Lipscomb will face Jacksonville at 5 p.m. Friday at Allen Arena in the semifinals of the A-Sun Volleyball Tournament.

Estes named A-Sun Volleyball Player of the Year

Six Lipscomb volleyball players earned a total of eight awards announced Wednesday night at the banquet for the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Tournament. Molly Spitznagle, center, holds the regular season championship trophy.

Ostrom named A-Sun Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Lipscomb University junior setter Kayla Ostrom has been named Atlantic Sun Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Ostrom was also the only unanimous selection to the A-Sun All-Academic Team. Also named was middle blocker Jewell Dobson.

Lipscomb volleyball signs "dynamic" duo

Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal expects his two recruits for the 2016-17 school year - Morgan Elmore, a setter from Mercy Academy in Louisville; and Maddie Phillips, a middle blocker from Memorial High School in Houston - to be a "dynamic" duo.

Nusbaum named A-Sun volleyball Freshman of the Week

Lipscomb's Carlyle Nusbaum has been named Freshman of the Week for volleyball by the Atlantic Sun. This is her second A-Sun Freshman of the Week award. She also has been named A-Sun Player of the Week this season.

Lipscomb closes out volleyball regular season with sweep

The Lipscomb volleyball team closed out the Atlantic Sun regular season with a 3-0 match sweep at Stetson Saturday afternoon. It is the eighth win in a row.

Lipscomb clinches sole possession of volleyball title

It wasn’t easy, but the Lipscomb volleyball team rallied for a 3-2 win at Florida Gulf Coast to clinch sole possession of the Atlantic Sun regular season championship. The Bisons also won their 20th match of the season. It was the seventh straight win.

It's all about finishing strong for volleyball

Florida trips are always nice, but the Lipscomb volleyball team has two things to check off the “to do” list on the last Atlantic Sun road trip of the season.

Volleyball still has goals to complete

The Lipscomb volleyball team has a first round bye in the Atlantic Sun Tournament and a share of the regular season championship, but coach Brandon Rosenthal is stressing to his players they aren’t done yet.

Thomas is A-Sun volleyball co-defensive POTW

The Atlantic Sun office has announced Lipscomb's Brittany Thomas and Kennesaw State’s Anaiah Boyer shared the Defensive Player of the Week honor. It's the first career weekly honor for both.

Ostrom earns first career volleyball A-Sun POTW

Lipscomb's Kayla Ostrom was named the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday. Ostrom collects her first career A-Sun weekly award after guiding the Bisons to a 2-0 weekend.

Bisons clinch share of volleyball title with sweep

Lipscomb swept North Florida 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Allen Arena and with the win clinched a share of the Atlantic Sun Volleyball regular season title. The win also secures a first round bye in the 2015 A-Sun Volleyball Championship

Seniors are showcased in volleyball win

The Lipscomb volleyball team celebrated “Senior Night” in a big way with a 3-0 sweep of Jacksonville Friday night at Allen Arena.

Seniors leaving legacy of volleyball success

Their names can be found in the record books for both the Lipscomb volleyball program and the Atlantic Sun. But what seniors Jewell Dobson, Brittnay Estes and Molly Spitznagle have meant goes far beyond the numbers.

Ostrom is CoSIDA volleyball District 3 All-Academic

Lipscomb junior setter Kayla Ostrom has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team for District 3 with a 4.00 GPA in Food Systems Management.

Nusbaum earns TSWA volleyball POTW

Lipscomb’s Carlyle Nusbaum earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Volleyball Player of the Week honors, setting career-highs in kills and digs in weekend road victories for the Bisons.

Success in volleyball credited to team leaders

Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal likes the progress of his team as it heads into the stretch run of the Atlantic Sun Conference portion of the regular season with a 9-1 conference record, 17-8 overall.

Nusbaum earns two A-Sun volleyball weekly awards

In a first for the Lipscomb volleyball team outside hitter Carlyle Nusbaum earned both Atlantic Sun Player and Freshman of the Week honors, announced by the league office on Monday.

Nusbaum strikes again as volleyball rallies for 3-2 win

The Lipscomb volleyball team rallied for a 3-2 Atlantic Sun match win over Kennesaw State Saturday night. For the second straight match Carly Nusbaum set a new career record for kills.

Nusbaum sets career high for kills in volleyball win

Outside hitter Carly Nusbaum set a new career record for kills with 23 as Lipscomb swept USC Upstate 3-0 Friday night at the Hodge Center in Atlantic Sun action.

Volleyball heading east on the bus to Upstate

For the first time this season the Lipscomb volleyball team is riding a bus for a weekend series. When it is over coach Brandon Rosenthal is hopeful his team will still be in the driver’s seat in the Atlantic Sun.

The leader board is full in volleyball

When the Lipscomb Bisons play follow the leader on the volleyball court the player in the lead often is a different one each time around. Six different players have led the team in kills.

Estes earns second volleyball A-Sun POTW for 2015

Lipscomb's Brittnay Estes was selected as the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week. Estes earns her fourth A-Sun Player of the Week award and second of this season after leading the Bisons to a 2-0 record last week.

Volleyball sweeps NJIT in A-Sun

The Lipscomb Bisons started the second half of the Atlantic Sun Tournament schedule the same way they began the first half with a 3-0 sweep of NJIT.

Bisons welcome NJIT to Allen Arena

The NJIT volleyball team makes its first visit to Allen Arena Saturday at noon for an Atlantic Sun Conference match.

Volleyball rallies to win "Battle"

The match between Lipscomb and Belmont went down to the wire and no one expected anything less in volleyball's version of the "Battle of the Boulevard". The Bisons rallied to prevail 3-2.

Belmont volleyball rivalry remains heated for Bisons

Lipscomb's Brandon Rosenthal is known for his intensity as a volleyball coach, but when Belmont is the next team on the schedule there is a jump in both the tension and the intensity he feels.

Volleyball suffers rare home A-Sun loss

In match characterized by numerous momentum shifts the Lipscomb volleyball team fell 3-2 Sunday afternoon to Kennesaw State in an Atlantic Sun match at Allen Arena.

Emotional match as volleyball sweeps 3-0

On an emotional night the Lipscomb volleyball team remained undefeated in Atlantic Sun Conference play with a 3-0 match sweep of USC Upstate Friday night at Allen Arena.

The road to volleyball victories is full of drivers

“It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit.” The late John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach at UCLA, is credited with this statement, but it is alive and well with the Lipscomb volleyball team.

Goal for volleyball is to remain unbeaten in A-Sun

This weekend Lipscomb, 12-7 overall, 5-0 in the A-Sun, will be out to extend its four-match winning streak against a pair of A-Sun foes. USC Upstate visits Allen Arena Friday night at 6:30 followed by Kennesaw State Sunday at 2 p.m.

Dobson named TSWA volleyball Player of the Week

Lipscomb’s Jewell Dobson earned Tennessee Sports Writers Association Volleyball Player of the Week honors on Tuesday, registering 37 kills with five blocks and four digs in a pair of wins for the Bisons.

Rosenthal using all of his team's options offensively

When it comes to scoring points the Lipscomb volleyball team has more options than a Cadillac. Having six players with more than 100 kills this season has not proven to be a problem for coach Brandon Rosenthal or setter Kayla Ostrom as they both try to share the wealth.

Dobson named volleyball co-player of the week

Lipscomb middle blocker Jewell Dobson has been named Atlantic Sun Co-Player of the Week for helping lead her team to a 2-0 record over the weekend. It is her second award of the season.

Big comeback for volleyball in 3-2 win at JU

The Lipscomb volleyball team remained undefeated in A-Sun matches with a 3-2 win over Jacksonville at Swisher Gym Saturday afternoon. Brittnay Estes shattered her previous career high for kills in a match with 32.

Volleyball sweeps UNF 3-0

The Lipscomb volleyball team swept a 3-0 Atlantic Sun match against North Florida at UNF Arena Friday night. Lipscomb won set one 33-31, set two 25-17 and set three 25-17.

Volleyball rolls into the "River City" for key A-Sun matches

The Lipscomb volleyball team is in the “River City” this weekend with the goal of extending the gap between first place and the rest of the Atlantic Sun. They play at North Florida Friday night at 5 p.m. and Jacksonville Saturday at noon.

Volleyball's "Jake" Pease House: Where Are They Now?

Stefine "Jake" Pease House played volleyball and finished her career as a setter with a wall full of honors. She directs the volleyball program at Lipscomb Academy while also teaching geometry. She spent some time this week talking with

Lipscomb rated 102nd in first volleyball RPI

The first NCAA Division I RPI ranking is out and the Lipscomb volleyball team is ranked 102. That is the highest ranking for an Atlantic Sun team this week.

Anderson named A-Sun freshman of the week

Lipscomb outside hitter Lauren Anderson collected her first career Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Week honors as announced Monday morning by the league office.

Estes earns A-Sun player of the week honors

Lipscomb's Brittnay Estes was named Atlantic Sun Volleyball Player of the Week the league office announced Monday.

Lipscomb gets volleyball sweep of FGCU

The Lipscomb volleyball team ran its Atlantic Sun record to 3-0 with a match sweep of Florida Gulf Coast at Allen Arena Sunday afternoon.

Estes boosting emotions of her team on volleyball court

Right side Brittnay Estes is putting up strong stats, but she is also known for her supercharged enthusiasm and that has made a major difference for her Lipscomb teammates as they get ready to face FGCU Sunday.

Rosenthal's team putting the game in focus

Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal told his players in his pregame talk he had no doubts they were ready to go. His Bisons proved his observation to be correct with a 3-0 sweep of Stetson Friday night at Allen Arena.

Excitement in the air for A-Sun volleyball home opener

It’s the first Atlantic Sun home volleyball match of the season for Lipscomb and coach Brandon Rosenthal expects there will be extra excitement in the air at Allen Arena.The Bisons face Stetson Friday night at 6:30.

Rosenthal looking for his team to go all out

Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal was happy with about two-thirds of what he saw from his team against Western Kentucky. But the Bisons lost 3-0 to one of the top 30 teams in the country Tuesday night at Allen Arena.

Rosenthal expecting major test against WKU

Lipscomb volleyball will be out to extend its win streak Tuesday night. The Bisons, winners of their last three matches, will venture out of the Atlantic Sun Conference once again this week when Western Kentucky visits Allen Arena at 6:30.

Lipscomb sweeps A-Sun volleyball opener

The Lipscomb volleyball team opened the Atlantic Sun portion of the season with a 3-0 sweep of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) Friday night at the Fleisher Athletic Center.

Rosenthal says Bisons are ready for A-Sun opener

The Lipscomb volleyball team is opening the Atlantic Sun Conference portion of the season against NJIT Friday night at 6. The two teams have never met. This is the conference opener for both teams.

Where Are They Now? Lauren Baker Wall

Former Lipscomb volleyball player Lauren Baker Wall has always had a love for animals. She has been able to make that love her life’s career as a veterinarian. Lauren spent some time this week talking with

Volleyball places five in kills in "Boulevard" win

The rivalry between Lipscomb and Belmont in volleyball heated up a little bit more Tuesday night. Lipscomb held on for a 3-2 match win.

Volleyball ready to rumble on the boulevard

It is time for the short trip down the boulevard as Lipscomb visits Belmont for the volleyball edition of “The Battle of the Boulevard”. The match begins at 6 p.m. at the Curb Center.

Volleyball gets back in win column with 3-1 decision

The Lipscomb volleyball team got back in the win column Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 win over Milwaukee in the Wildcat Classic at Northwestern University.

Volleyball still looking for answers on the court

The Lipscomb volleyball team lost 3-1 Friday night to host Northwestern in the Wildcat Challenge. The Bisons face Milwaukee at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Volleyball heading north looking for success

The Lipscomb volleyball team is hoping a north wind blows some luck in their direction this weekend in the Wildcat Challenge hosted by Northwestern.

Rosenthal says volleyball is starting to see the light

The Lipscomb volleyball team lost a match 3-1 at Ole Miss Wednesday night, but coach Brandon Rosenthal thinks his players are starting to see the light.

Volleyball seeking a win at Ole Miss

Two teams on very different streaks will meet Wednesday evening at 6:30. Lipscomb, 5-4, will be out to stop a four-match losing streak. Ole Miss, 10-1, has won its last six matches.

Volleyball sees a lot of positives but falls short

Saturday night Lipscomb closed out the Bluejay Invitational hosted by Creighton with a 3-2 loss to CSU-Bakersfield at the D.J. Sokol Arena. Brittnay Estes was named to the all-tournament team.

Volleyball looking for a better afternoon

Today at 5:30 p.m. Lipscomb will face CSU Bakersfield, 1-7, in their final match in the Bluejay Invitational at the D.J. Sokol Arena at Creighton.

Volleyball match leaves Rosenthal at a loss for words

The opening match of the Bluejay Invitational was not what the Lipscomb volleyball team had in mind. The Lady Bisons lost to host Creighton 3-0 at the D.J. Sokol Arena Friday night.

Lipscomb seeks consistency in Bluejay Invite

The Lipscomb volleyball team is in Omaha this weekend at the Bluejay Invite and coach Brandon Rosenthal hopes his players have packed a large bag filled with consistency for the trip.

Ostrom, Dobson lead volleyball stats

After two weeks of the season several Lipscomb volleyball players are establishing themselves as leaders in various statistical categories.

Where are they now? Grace Gilmore

Grace Gilmore, a former member of the Lipscomb volleyball team, balances a day job as a commodities broker with a company that provides all the assistance a business would want in impressing guests with events. She spent some time this week talking with about her busy life

Volleyball has tough day against FAU

The Lipscomb volleyball team lost 3-0 to Florida Atlantic Saturday afternoon in the Courtyard Marriott-Brentwood Lipscomb Invitational at Allen Arena. Lipscomb finished the tournament 2-1.

Volleyball's Ostrom has many options to choose from

The Lipscomb volleyball team ran its record to 5-0 for the season with a 3-1 win over Pepperdine in the final match of the first day of the Courtyard Marriott-Brentwood Lipscomb Invitational at Allen Arena.

It is all about the middle for volleyball

he Lipscomb volleyball team spotted Ball State the first set, but roared back to win the next three and take a 3-1 match Friday in the first day of the Courtyard Marriott-Brentwood Lipscomb Invitational at Allen Arena.

Volleyball set to host Lipscomb Invitational

The Lipscomb Invitational features three teams - Lipscomb, FAU and Pepperdine - with perfect seasons after the first weekend of regular season play and one, Ball State, with a single loss. Matches are scheduled Friday and Saturday at Allen Arena.

Volleyball's confidence level is high

Lipscomb coach Brandon Rosenthal has said all summer that he has a special volleyball team. After three matches his players are already more than living up to expectations.

Dobson earns A-Sun honor after Utah Classic performance

Lipscomb's Jewell Dobson earned Player of the Week in the opening set of Atlantic Sun Volleyball weekly honors, announced by the league office on Monday. In addition, Lipscomb received 18 votes for the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25 poll.

Volleyball beats Utah for Classic title

The Lipscomb volleyball team beat No. 23-ranked Utah 3-1 Saturday night on its home court at the Huntsman Center to win the Utah Classic. Senior middle blocker Jewell Dobson was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player after racking up 46 kills over three matches.

Volleyball downs Idaho State 3-1 in Utah Classic

In its second match of the Utah Classic, the Lipscomb volleyball team knocked off Idaho State, 3-1, Saturday afternoon at the Huntsman Center. Senior Molly Spitznagle finished the match with 12 kills, including the final two to seal the victory. Lipscomb will face Utah at 8 p.m.

Lipscomb volleyball opens season with a 3-2 win

Lipscomb opened the 2015 volleyball season on a high note with a 3-2 come-from-behind win over Cal-State Northridge in the first match of the Utah Classic at the Huntsman Center.

Talk is cheap for Lipscomb volleyball

In the words of Elvis Presley, one of the goals for the Lipscomb volleyball team this season is "a little less conversation and a little more action" as they attempt to repeat as Atlantic Sun regular season champions, add a tournament championship and then go back to the NCAA Tournament.

Volleyball opens season in Utah Classic

Lipscomb opens the volleyball season this weekend at the Utah Classic hosted by the University of Utah. The classic kicks off Friday at 5:30 p.m. when Lipscomb faces Cal State-Northridge at the Huntsman Center.

Rosenthal pleased with volleyball scrimmage

Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal put his team through a five-set intrasquad match and he couldn’t help but smile about what he saw Sunday afternoon at Allen Arena.

Lipscomb volleyball has strong first week

Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has prepared his share of championship caliber teams. But after the first week of practice he thinks the 2015 team could be his best.

Trio of Lady Bisons earn preseason volleyball honors

Atlantic Sun Conference coaches have high expectations for Lipscomb Volleyball this season. Senior right side Brittnay Estes was chosen as A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year and junior Kayla Ostrom was selected as Preseason Setter of the Year.

Volleyball earns AVCA team academic award

The 2014 Lipscomb volleyball squad was one of 147 NCAA Division I women’s teams to earn a Team Academic Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). The honor recognizes collegiate and high school teams that maintained a 3.30 grade point average or higher.

Where Are They Now? Volleyball's Megan Stout

Former Lipscomb volleyball player Megan Stout graduated in May and her summer has been a busy one. After a trip to Europe she has moved from her family home in Louisville, Kentucky to Lexington where she is preparing to enter medical school at the University of Kentucky.

Volleyball adds Beachy as volunteer assistant

Lipscomb volleyball coach Brandon Rosenthal has announced the addition of Justin Beachy as a volunteer assistant coach. Beachy, 24, served last season as an assistant coach at Messiah College.

Ebel part of College Volleyball National Team workouts

Billy Ebel spent the last 10 days of June in New Orleans but he didn’t have a lot of time for gumbo or red beans and rice. Ebel was one of the six coaches for the U.S. Collegiate National Team Program working under the direction of Master Coaches Mike Hebert and Ken Preston.

Volleyball's 2015 schedule has Western flavor

The 2015 Lipscomb volleyball schedule features a number of schools from out West with four teams from California as well as Idaho, Utah and Nebraska. It is another difficult challenge the Lady Bisons seek a return to the NCAA Tournament.