2003 Women's Division I 

Volleyball Championship




23rd Annual


Semi Finals & Finals (Final Four): Dallas, Texas - Reunion Arena
Big 12 Conference, host
December 18 and 20, 2003  (Thursday & Saturday)

Regionals (Sweet 16, Elite 8): Four Sites, To be determined (on campus)
December 11-12 or 12-13 or 13-14, 2003


First/Second Rounds (64 team bracket): Sixteen Sites, To be determined (on campus)
December 4-5 or 5-6 or 6-7, 2003


18 & 20 Dec 2003   (Thursday & Saturday)



       #1 USC       def. #13  Minnesota    30-27, 30-28, 30-20      

       #3 Florida  def. #2    Hawai'i         30-28, 30-28, 23-30, 30-28



#1 USC        def.  #3 Florida        25-30, 30-27, 30-19, 30-26


2003 Southern California Women's Volleyball Roster
# Player Pos. Height Class Hometown
1 Kimi Freeburg S 5-9 Fr. New Castle, Ind.
2 Debora Seilhamer DS-L 5-5 Fr. Ponce, Puerto Rico
3 Toni Anderson S 5-10 Sr. Yorba Linda, Calif.
4 Nicole Davis L 5-6 Sr. Stockton, Calif.
5 Anne Montgomery DS 5-7 Fr. Menlo Park, Calif.
7 Bibiana Candelas MB 6-5 So. Torreon, Mexico
8 Keao Burdine OH 6-1 Jr. Pico Rivera, Calif.
9 Emily Adams MB 6-6 Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
10 Alex Dunphy S 6-0 Fr. Malibu, Calif.
12 Kelli Lantz MB 6-3 Sr. Bakersfield, Calif.
13 Alicia Robinson OH 6-2 Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.
14 April Ross OH 6-1 Sr. Newport Beach, Calif.
21 Staci Venski MB 6-3 So. California City, Calif.
33 Katie Olsovsky MB 6-3 Sr. Torrance, Calif.


2003 Florida Women's Volleyball Roster
# Player Pos. Height Class Hometown
2 Rhian Davis L 5-7 Fr. Austin, Texas
3 Sherri Williams MB 6-2 Jr. Orlando, Fla.
6 Stefanie Douglas MB 6-2 Fr. Belton, Texas
7 Michelle Chatman OH 5-11 Jr. Woodridge, Ill.
8 Rachel Engel S 5-6 So. Littleton, Colo.
9 Aury Cruz OH 5-11 Sr. Levittown, Puerto Rico
10 Benavia Jenkins MB 6-0 Sr. Fort Pierce, Fla.
13 Amber McCray OH 6-0 Fr. Longview, Texas
15 Jen Mandes DS-L 5-6 Sr. Carolina, Puerto Rico
22 Taylor Williams L-OH 6-1 So. Gainesville, Fla.
23 Lauren Moscovic S 5-10 Jr. Stockton, Calif.
33 Jane Collymore OH 6-0 So. Englewood, Colo.
56 Jacque Robinson RS 6-2 Sr. Merced, Calif.


2003 Hawaii Women's Volleyball Roster
# Player Pos. Height Class Hometown
1 Juliana Sanders MH 6-2 Fr. Kaneohe, Hawaii
2 Susie Boogaard RS 6-2 So. Bellflower, Calif.
3 Kim Willoughby LS 6-0 Sr. Napoleonville, La.
4 Kari Gregory MH 6-3 Fr. Las Vegas, Nev.
5 Nohea Tano RS 5-11 Sr. Kailua, Hawaii
6 Karin Lundqvist M 6-3 Sr. Stockholm, Sweden
7 Alicia Arnott LS-RS 6-0 Fr. Honolulu, Hawaii
8 Melody Eckmier M 6-3 Jr. Simi Valley, Calif.
9 Lily Kahumoku LS 6-2 Sr. Honolulu, Hawaii
10 Kanoe Kamana\'o S 5-8 Fr. Honolulu, Hawaii
11 Ashley Watanabe L 5-6 So. Aiea, Hawaii
12 Maja Gustin M 6-3 Sr. Maribor, Slovenia
13 Cayley Thurlby S 5-10 Fr. Naperville, Ill.
14 Lauren Duggins MH 6-0 Sr. Fullerton, Calif.
15 Melissa Villaroman L 5-6 Sr. Carson, Calif.


2003 Minnesota Women's Volleyball Roster
# Player Pos. Height Class Hometown
1 Kelly Bowman S 5-11 Fr. Maple Grove, Minn.
2 Lisa Reinhart DS-L 5-8 Jr. White Bear Lake, Minn.
3 Lindsey Taatjes S 5-10 Jr. Prinsburg, Minn.
4 Trisha Bratford OH 5-11 Jr. Reseda, Calif.
5 Meredith Nelson MB 6-3 Fr. St. Croix Falls, Wis.
6 Marci Peniata S-DS 5-8 Fr. Plymouth, Minn.
7 Erin Lorenzen OPP 6-2 Sr. Pipestone, Minn.
8 Jen Bowman S 5-9 Sr. Maple Grove, Minn.
10 Jessica Byrnes OH 6-2 So. Minnetonka, Minn.
11 Cassie Busse OPP 6-2 Sr. Prior Lake, Minn.
12 Amanda Cipperly OH 5-10 Jr. Andover, Minn.
13 Erin Martin OH 6-0 Jr. Ames, Iowa
14 Athena Mallakis MB 6-1 Fr. Simi Valley, Calif.
15 Paula Gentil DS-L 5-9 So. Fortaleza Ceara, Brazil


REGIONALS (Sweet 16)

Friday-Saturday, 12-13 Dec 2003

University of Nebraska
Lincoln, Nebraska
   #1 USC          def. #16 Texas A&M       30-26, 30-25, 30-27 
   #8 UCLA        def. #9   Nebraska          20-30, 30-27, 30-21, 30-23

Saturday 7 p.m.

   #1 USC def. #8 UCLA   3-1   24-30, 30-26, 30-17, 30-17   

        Southern California set a new NCAA record with their 45th consecutive win

NCAA Lincoln Regional All-Tournament Team
Keao Burdine, USC - Most Outstanding Player
Emily Adams, USC
April Ross, USC
Brittany Ringel, UCLA
Chrissie Zartman, UCLA
Krystal McFarland, UCLA

Long Beach State
Long Beach, California

   #12 Washington   def.  #5 Stanford       30-25, 26-30, 30-19, 30-26
   #13 Minnesota      def.  #4 Pepperdine   28-30, 30-28, 30-27, 26-30, 15-8


   #13 Minnesota   def. #12 Washington (23-9)   19-30, 32-30, 33-30, 15-13

All-Tournament Team for Long Beach Regional
MVP - Cassie Busse, Minnesota Opposite
Erin Martin, Minnesota Outside Hitter
Paul Gentil, Minnesota Defensive Specialist
Brie Hagerty, Washington Outside Hitter
Sanja Tomasevic, Washington Outside Hitter
Katie Wilkins, Pepperdine Outside Hitter

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

   #3 Florida           def. #14 Colorado State   30-13, 30-22, 30-26
   #11 Penn State   def. #6   Kansas State     12-30, 30-27, 30-21, 31-29

Saturday 6 p.m. (EST)

   #3 Florida def. #11 Penn State   30-21, 30-24, 30-16

NCAA East Region All-Tournament Team
Aury Cruz, Florida - MVP
Jane Collymore, Florida
Lauren Moscovic, Florida
Sherri Williams, Florida
Erin Iceman, Penn State
Gabby Guerre, Kansas State

University of Hawai'i
Honolulu, Hawaii
   #7 Georgia Tech def. #10 California 30-25, 20-30, 30-24, 30-23

   #2 Hawai'i           def. #15 Illinois      30-21 ,30-22, 33-31


   #2 Hawai'i  def. #7 Georgia Tech   32-34, 33-31, 30-24, 30-25
crowd of 9,412, UH third trip to the NCAA Championships in the past four years

All-Region Team
Lynnette Moster, Georgia Tech
Kanoe Kamana'o, Hawai'i
Alexandra Preiss, Georgia Tech
Lily Kahumoku, Hawai'i
Kele Eveland, Georgia Tech
Kim Willoughby, Hawai'i (Most Outstanding Player)


All TV LISTINGS are Eastern Time (ET) and are subject to change. 

Please consult your local listings.

Sat. 12/13 3:00 PM CSTV Delay Div. I W. Volleyball Reg. Semifinal (UCLA at Nebraska)
Sat 12/13 6 PM Click here for station listings Live W Volleyball Reg. Final (Gainesville, FL)
Sat 12/13 8 PM Click here for station listings Live W Volleyball Reg. Final (Lincoln, NE)
Sat 12/13 10 PM Click here for station listings Live W Volleyball Reg. Final (Long Beach, CA)
Sat 12/13 11:59 PM Click here for station listings Live W Volleyball Reg. Final (Honolulu, HI)
Thurs 12/18 11 PM ESPN2 4-Hour Tape Delay Women's Volleyball SF #1
Fri 12/19 3:30 PM ESPN 1-Day Tape Delay Women's Volleyball SF #2
Sat 12/20 3:30 PM ESPN2 Live Women's Volleyball Championship Final


NCAA television broadcast schedule - http://www.ncaasports.com/volleyball/womens/story/6802509


2003 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tickets

DALLAS - The Big 12 Conference and the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau announce that the 1,500 premium tickets for the 2003 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship have been sold.

"We're excited about the strong response to bringing the nation's premier collegiate women's volleyball event to Dallas," said Dru Hancock, Big 12 Conference Associate Commissioner. "The premium ticket goal was reached earlier than anticipated and we hope that the volleyball community around the Metroplex, as well as the casual fan, will realize the importance of getting their tickets early."

Many good seats remain for the championship which will be held at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. The semifinals will begin at 6:30 p.m. on December 18 and the championship match will take place at 2:30 p.m. on December 20.

Tickets may be purchased at TICKETMASTER.COM, at all Ticketmaster outlets including FIESTA, WHEREHOUSE MUSIC, and FOLEY'S DEPARTMENT STORES. TO CHARGE TICKETS BY PHONE, CALL (214) 373-8000. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets by calling American Airlines Center at 214-665-4269.

"Selling 1,500 premium tickets leaves less than 4,000 seats in the lower bowl of the arena," said Tara Green, DCVB Director of Sports Marketing. "Ticket requests have been received from Maine to Hawaii which shows the national appeal of this championship and the city of Dallas."

All-session ticket prices for the two-day event are $35 for adults and $25 for students. If tickets remain, single-session tickets will go on sale the day of the event. Additional information about the championship can be found at www.dallasvb2003.com.

The 2003 championship marks the 23rd NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship and only the second time that the event has been held in Texas. The 1994 championship was in Austin.




2004 Long Beach, California at the Long Beach Arena

2005 San Antonio, Texas at The Alamodom. 

   The University of Texas at San Antonio, will host the event, which will be held December 15 and 17. 

2006 Omaha, Nebraska at the Omaha Convention Center and Arena. 

   The University of Nebraska, Lincoln, will host the event December 14 and 16. 

2007 Sacramento, California at the ARCO Arena.  

   California State University, Sacramento, will host the event December 13 and 15.

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