As one of the best teams in the Big Ten Conference, the Minnesota Women's Volleyball team has a lot going for them as the 2016 season gets underway. With three top returning starters and a significant amount of experience, Hugh McCutchen's program has a chance to repeat their success from a year ago.
The Gophers captured the Big Ten title as well as the NCAA Final Four berth last season. It was the program's first Big Ten title since 2002, but the second Final Four appearance in six years.
McCutchen lost Big Ten Player of the Year Daly Santana to graduation, but returns three All-Americans in Hannah Tapp, Samantha Seliger-Swenson and Paige Tapp.
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MINNESOTA WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL SNAPSHOT
Head Coach: Hugh McCutcheon
2015 Finish: 30-5
2015 Conference Finish: 18-2
Projected Conference Finish: 3
Key Players: Hannah Tapp, Paige Tapp, Samantha Seliger-Swenson