2011 Tennessee State University volleyball season review
Thursday, January 26, 2012
2011 Tennessee State University volleyball season review

The 2011 Tennessee State University volleyball season may not have ended with an Ohio Valley Conference championship but it was still a successful run that featured a number of accomplishments for the Tiger program.

Tennessee State finished the 2011 campaign with an overall record of 18-11 (13-7 OVC) after being selected to place eighth in the preseason predictions.

TSU wrapped up the season in second place in the conference standings and boasted three All-OVC team selections, including the 2011 OVC Player of the Year, Shaquita Williams. Erika Moss and Terakka Walker also garnered post-season honors.

Williams became the first Tennessee State University player to receive Player of the Year honors since the award began in 1985.

TSU kicked-off the season on a good note after defeating South Carolina State and Loyola (MD) at the Big Orange Bash to finish the tournament in second place. The Tigers also notched a second place finish at the Bear Brawl a week later.

The Tigers opened up Ohio Valley Conference action with a loss at Morehead State before winning three straight matches. The 3-1 record was good for fourth place in the league standings.

TSU went 6-5 over the next 11 contests before winning five out of the last six matches of the season to make a push for second place in the OVC.

Tennessee State entered the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference tournament as the second seed and faced UT Martin in the semifinals. After receiving a bye in the first round, TSU dropped a tough 3-1 (22-25, 21-25, 25-10, 18-25) decision to UTM.

With the 18-7 record, TSU had its first winning season since the 2007 campaign.

For a full list of 2011 Volleyball Notables Click Here