Thursday, August 24, 2006
-- Opens Season on August 29th -- The Tennessee State University Volleyball team will host a Meet & Greet event on Monday, August 28, 2006 at 6:30p in the Faculty Dining Hall of the Floyd Payne Campus Center. There will be free T-shirts to the first 50 people in attendance. The public is invited to meet the 2006 edition of the Lady Tigers as assembled by coach Kathy Roulhac, the 2005 OVC Volleyball Coach of the Year. Tennessee State is coming off its most successful season in program history winning a share of the 2005 OVC regular season title last year with a 22-11 overall record and 14-2 league mark. The Lady Tigers have six starters among seven letterwinners returning from the 2005 season. Among the returnees are junior outside hitter Kelly Davis and senior middle hitter Kelley Smith. Davis, a Farrell, PA, native, was a 2005 All-OVC second team selection after ranking among the league leaders with 0.98 blocks per game. Smith, who hails from Michigan City, IN was a second team All-OVC pick last year, finished third in the OVC with a .317 hitting percentage. Senior setter Tiana Maui, from Spokane, WA, was a 2005 All-OVC second team and All-OVC newcomer selection last year. Tennessee State will open their 2006 season on Tuesday, August 29th at Belmont University. -- tsu --