ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts competes in its first postseason match since the 2006 season tomorrow night when it meets North Texas in the first round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship.
Five Things to Know:
- Oral Roberts faces the field's top-team in North Texas, who currently ranks 47th in the RPI.
- The Golden Eagles closed out the regular season winning seven of their last nine. They defeated No. 3 South Dakota at The Summit League Tournament before falling to No.1 Denver in the championship.
- The Golden Eagles are 16-6 all-time versus the Mean Green. Their last meeting came in 2012, where North Texas swept Oral Roberts, 3-0, in Denton.
- The Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week on Oct. 3 and The Summit League's 2017 Player of the Year Laura Milos ranks third in the NCAA this season in kills/set (5.40) and aces/set (0.54), as well as fourth in total kills (551).
- The winner of tomorrow's contest will face either Texas Christian University or Wyoming. Oral Roberts has only met both squads once in program history, with the Golden Eagles besting TCU, 3-0, back in 1996 and losing to the Cowgirls, 3-2, earlier this season.
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ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.