Tulsa falls to Florida in NCAA tournament
BY Staff Reports
Saturday, December 01, 2012
12/01/12 at 3:12 AM
Tulsa fell to No. 14 Florida 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-21) on Friday in the first round of the NCAA Volleyball Championships in Gainesville, Fla.
Tulsa (26-10) was led by senior outside hitter Tyler Henderson, who had 17 kills after recording none in the first frame. Henderson, with 2,525 kills, graduates Tulsa as the NCAA all-time leader in kills during the 25-point rally scoring era.
The Hurricane hit .102 (34-22-118), while the Gators hit .317 (43-11-101) and improved their record to 26-4.
Senior libero Jessica Adams tallied a team-leading 15 digs and will leave TU as the all-time digs leader with 2,437, which ranks second in C-USA history.
Junior outside hitter Kellie Culbertson had six kills and eight digs, while sophomore Bailey Clampitt had 12 assists and eight digs.
The TU senior class of Henderson, Adams, Jordan Clampitt, Diana Silva and Shelbi Pitcher won 111 games during their careers and became the first TU class to advance to three NCAA tournaments.