Lipscomb waiting to hear NCAA volleyball fate
Saturday, November 28, 2015
By Mark McGee
Lipscomb waiting to hear NCAA volleyball fate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - This Sunday evening is the NCAA Volleyball Championship Selection Show. All Lipscomb volleyball family, friends and fans are invited to attend a party at Allen Arena.

This is the sixth time the Bisons have earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Coach Brandon Rosenthal and the entire Lipscomb volleyball team will be on hand to watch the show and learn which regional they will play in.

There will be free snacks and drinks provided in the Hall of Fame room.

The party will start at 7:30 p.m. The selection show begins at 8 p.m. CT on ESPNU

Previously, the Bisons have played in the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Kentucky; College Station, Texas; Columbus, Ohio and Dayton, Ohio on two different occasions.

RPI rating: The Lipscomb volleyball team started the week ranked 51st in the NCAA Division I RPI, the highest rating of the season.

National numbers: Setter Kayla Ostrom is fourth in total assists with 1,417. She is fifth in assists per set with 12.11.

As a team the Bisons are eighth in assists per set with 13.75. They are 14th in team assists with 1,608.

They are ranked 12th in kills per set with 14.45. They are 22nd in team kills with 1,690.

Lipscomb is 40th in hitting percentage with a .253.

The Bisons are 45th with a .742 winning percentage.

A-Sun leftovers: In the spirit of Thanksgiving leftovers here are a few tidbits not mentioned during the A-Sun Tournament and regular season.

Lipscomb’s sweep of Kennesaw State was the first sweep of the championship match since 2011 when the Bisons swept Belmont. Both matches were played at Lipscomb’s Allen Arena.

In 2009 Lipscomb beat Florida Gulf Coast 3-0 in the championship in Fort Myers.

In 2007 the Bisons beat Jacksonville 3-0 in the title game played at Mercer. In 2008 Belmont swept Lipscomb in the championship, also at Mercer.

The Bisons led the A-Sun in total kills during the regular season for the second year in a row.

Lipscomb’s kills per set average marks the seventh consecutive year the team has led the conference in that category.

The Bisons assists per set leads the conference for the seventh time in the last eight seasons.

Ostrom’s assists total is the highest in the conference since Stefine “Jake” Pease, also a Lipscomb setter, made 1,448 in 2007.

Ostrom’s total is the second highest in program history since the rally-point system began in 2001.

Her assists average is also the second highest in program history. Caitlin “Dot” Dotson averaged 12.61 in 2013.