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October 21, 2011

GU women's volleyball ranked No. 7 in Mid-Atlantic regional rankings

LEXINGTON, KY. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released their first regional rankings of the season recently and the Gallaudet University women’s volleyball team was ranked seventh in the Mid-Atlantic region for NCAA Division III programs.

The Bison are off to an impressive 24-6 start, including a 9-1 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) mark. Eastern University of St. Davids, Pa., is ranked No. 1 in the region. Stevenson University and Johns Hopkins University, to whom Gallaudet lost earlier this season, are ranked fourth and fifth respectively. The Bison defeated eighth-ranked Messiah College 3-0 this year.

There are eight regions around the country, and the top eight teams from each region were ranked. Aside from the Mid-Atlantic, there are the Central, Great Lakes, Midwest, New England, New York, South, and West regions. Gallaudet fell 3-0 in an early season match against the West region’s sixth-ranked Pacific Lutheran University at the Bulldog Classic in Texas.

As the regular-season winds down and postseason play approaching, the rankings will have implications for seeding when NCAA tournament time rolls around.

The Bison are back in action for a 7 p.m. non-conference game Wednesday night (October 26) at Catholic University of America.

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