NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Ohio Valley Conference released its volleyball preseason poll Wednesday. The Tigers were picked to finish 11th out of 12 teams in conference.
Tennessee State received a total of 38 votes from OVC head volleyball coaches and sports information directors. TSU comes in 50 points behind SIUE for 10th and seven points ahead of UT Martin, who finished 12th.
“We’re actually at our best when people underestimate how we’re going to be as a team,” said head coach Kathy Bullock. “We’re looking to compete, so we’ll see who the champions are in the end.”
The Tigers return eight players from last year’s team who finished the season with a 4-12 record in conference play and went 10-21 overall.
The 2015 season begins Aug. 28th when the Tigers head down to Oxford, Miss. for the Magnolia Invitational. Conference play starts Sep. 25th when the Tigers take on the Morehead State Eagles in Morehead, Ky.