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Wrapping up an incredible indoor volleyball career with a plethora of off-the-court accolades as well, Volleyball grad student Olivia Lohmeier has added an Academic All-America honor to her list of awards.

Lohmeier was named Third-Team Academic All-America, as selected by CoSIDA. She is the sixth Eagle to ever be named Academic All-America and first since Emma Keough in 2011. It's also the 42nd all-time Academic All-America honor in MSU athletic history.

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Behind 22 kills from grad student Olivia Lohmeier and 15 each from freshman Maycie Welborn and sophomore Abby Hulsman, Morehead State Volleyball rallied from down 2-1 to oust Austin Peay 3-2 and reach the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship match.

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Winners of 14 consecutive matches, the Morehead State volleyball team has clinched at least a share of the program's 13th Ohio Valley Conference regular season championship.

The Eagles actually weren't even on the court when they found out they had won a share of the title. With Austin Peay's loss at Murray State last night, both APSU and SEMO (12-4 each) can only tie the Eagles for the title.

Morehead State is 14-2 in the league and 18-9 overall, now winning back-to-back regular season titles after claiming the trophy in the spring 2021 season as well.

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Led by 12 kills from sophomore Irene Wogenstahl and 10 from grad student Olivia Lohmeier, the Morehead State volleyball team cruised to its 13th consecutive win Friday night, beating Belmont 3-0.

The Eagles, who remain in first place in the OVC with three matches to play in the regular season, improved to 13-2 in the OVC and 17-9 overall. Belmont slipped to 7-8 in the league and 9-16 overall. The Eagles won 25-19, 25-13, 25-19.

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With her fifth dig of Saturday's 3-0 sweep over SIUE at Johnson Arena, Morehead State volleyball junior Olivia Montelisciani became the 28th member of the Eagles' 1,000 career dig club.

Montelisciani ended up with a team-high 14 digs as MSU won 25-19, 25-23 and 25-21 to run its winning streak to 12 matches and improve to 12-2 in the OVC and 16-9 overall.

The Eagles also had a 48-27 lead in total kills as grad student Olivia Lohmeier had a team-high 13 spikes. Abby Hulsman landed 11 kills.

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Visiting SIUE Volleyball gave Morehead State everything it had at Johnson Arena Friday night, but in the end it was the Eagles who persevered for the come-from-behind 3-2 victory to vault MSU into first place in the Ohio Valley Conference with its 11th consecutive victory.

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Morehead State junior libero Allison Whitten was tabbed the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts in leading a stingy back row output in the Volleyball team's two wins over UT Martin this past weekend.

Whitten's award is the sixth weekly honor for the volleyball program during the fall 2021 season and her first of the year.

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On the strength of 12 blocks, Morehead State volleyball secured its second straight three-set sweep over visiting UT Martin Saturday.

The Eagles won 25-17, 25-18, 25-20 as they improved to 11-9 overall with their seventh consecutive victory. MSU also moved to 7-2 in the league after dropping its opening two matches at Austin Peay. Morehead State has now won five straight against UTM and 21 of the last 24 in the series since 2005.

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Morehead State volleyball ran its winning streak to six matches, and grad student Olivia Lohmeier became just the fifth-ever player in Ohio Valley Conference history to reach 1,800 career kills, as the Eagles defeated UT Martin in straight sets Friday night at Johnson Arena.

The Homecoming weekend triumph was the fourth straight for MSU over UTM and the 20th in the last 23 times the two teams have played. The Eagles jumped UTM in the OVC race as well, moving to 6-2 and 10-9 overall. The Skyhawks dipped to 6-3 in the league and 10-12 overall.

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Grad student Olivia Lohmeier landed 14 kills and added five blocks while moving into sole possession of second place on Morehead State's career kills list as the Eagles rallied to defeat Tennessee State 3-1 at Kean Hall Friday night.

MSU won its fourth consecutive match, improved to 8-9 overall, and edged its Ohio Valley Conference record up to 4-2.

Lohmeier, who entered the match tied with Dayle Hamontree (1987-90) with 1,772 successful spikes in her career, upped her total to 1,786.

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After leading Morehead State volleyball to pair of OVC wins over Murray State this past weekend, sophomore setter Bridget Bessler has again been named the league's Setter of the Week.

For Bessler, it marked her second weekly honor this fall and the ninth of her career.

Bessler averaged 11.6 assists per set in the two wins and had her third consecutive double-double (47 assists, 11 digs) in Friday's three-set victory. She also had 46 assists and seven digs in Saturday's five-set triumph. Bessler helped the Eagle offense generate a .273 attack percentage against the Racers.

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For Volleyball graduate student Olivia Lohmeier, 13 is a lucky number. Lohmeier has been named Ohio Valley Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week, the 13th time in her career winning the weekly honor.

Despite a pair of setbacks at Austin Peay, Lohmeier still averaged 4.5 kills per set and added three blocks and 10 digs on the weekend. In Friday's five-setter, she piled up 25 kills on a career-high 76 swings. She returned Saturday to knock in 16 more kills with two blocks.

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Morehead State volleyball battled but could not overcome the strengths of No. 4 Pitt Saturday as the Eagles fell 3-0 to the Panthers in the finale of the Comfort Inn-Vitational at Johnson Arena.

MSU slipped to 4-7, while Pitt stayed perfect at 10-0.

Pitt managed to hit .354 and added eight blocks as they won by scores 25-17, 25-12, 25-16.

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Displaying a tight defense and efficient offense for much of the match, Morehead State Volleyball topped Radford 3-1 Saturday to finish the Eagles Challenge 2-1.

The Eagles (3-3) held the Highlanders to only an .028 attack percentage while hitting .277 themselves and having four in double-digit digs again. MSU cruised to 25-16 wins in the first two sets, then had a hiccup with 12 attack errors in the third to fall 25-16. The final set also resulted in a 25-16 score, in favor of the Eagles.

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Morehead State volleyball ran into an efficient offensive game plan by the host Georgia Bulldogs Friday night as UGA hit .410 en route to defeating the Eagles 3-0 in both teams' season opener at Stegeman Coliseum as part of the Classic City Clash.

The 'Dogs, who nailed 27 kills and had just two errors by the conclusion of the second set, won 25-13, 25-16 and 25-21.

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Morehead State volleyball's Olivia Lohmeier, Bridget Bessler and Abby Hulsman have been chosen to the preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference volleyball team, while the defending conference champions have been voted to repeat the feat this fall.

The Eagles garnered 17 first-place votes to handily be the preseason favorites. MSU also led the conference in preseason individual selections.

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Carrying the legacies of each of the alumni who came before them and continuing the groundwork laid to bring the program to the heights it reached in 2020-21, Morehead State volleyball continued to soar Wednesday afternoon, earning the program's first NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship victory.

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After claiming the program's first Ohio Valley Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships, Morehead State Volleyball opponent and match information has been released for the upcoming NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship.

The Eagles matchup with the Creighton Bluejays in an opening-round match slated for 3:30 p.m. ET at the CHI Health Center Omaha in Omaha, Neb. The match features in the upper left quadrant of the 48-team bracket with the winner of the match advancing to face No. 8 overall seed Florida.

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For the eighth time in program history, Morehead State volleyball has claimed an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Midwest Region player as junior outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier garnered the honor as the organization announced its All-Region selections Tuesday.

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In the program's first playoff match since 2013, Morehead State volleyball fell on the wrong side of the decision, dropping its National Invitational Volleyball Championship first-round matchup to High Point. The Panthers (21-12) defeated the Eagles (23-10) in the four-set match by scores of 23-25, 25-16, 21-25, and 21-25.

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For the first time in the event's history 10 season history, the Ohio Valley Conference received an at-large bid to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship as Morehead State volleyball accepted a bid to the 32-team event.

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Recording the program's most overall and conference wins and making a return to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship match for the first time since 2013, Morehead State volleyball saw its magnificent seasons come to an end Saturday evening.

The fourth-seeded Eagles (23-8, 12-4 OVC) dropped the finale of the 2019 OVC Volleyball Championship, dropping a hard-fought match to No. 2 Southeast Missouri (23-10, 12-4) by scores of 24-26, 19-25, and 26-28.

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Following a regular season that saw the program win 21 matches for the second straight season and 12 Ohio Valley Conference matches-the most since 2013-Morehead State volleyball opens the 2019 OVC Volleyball Championships Thursday afternoon. The Eagles (21-8, 12-4 OVC) enter as the fourth seed, facing fifth seed Austin Peay (11-19, 9-7) at 4:30 p.m.

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Wrapping up regular season play on Saturday, two Morehead State volleyball student-athletes hit significant senior or career milestones against Murray State. Freshman setter Bridget Bessler surpassed 1,000 assists on the season and her career while junior outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier exceeded 500 kills on the year.

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In its final midweek match of the season, Morehead State volleyball continued its winning ways against its in-state rival, downing Eastern Kentucky in straight sets Wednesday night. The Eagles (21-7, 12-3 OVC) defeated the Colonels (9-20, 4-11) by scores of 25-9, 26-24, and 25-23.

The victory gives Morehead State its 21st overall victory and 12th Ohio Valley Conference victory, equaling last season's overall win total while exceeding last year's 11 OVC wins.

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For the fourth time this season and eighth time in her career, junior outside hitter Olivia Lohmeier has been unanimously bestowed Offensive Player of the Week honors by the Ohio Valley Conference. The unanimous selection marks her second such selection of the season.

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With Morehead State volleyball's win over Tennessee Tech Saturday, head coach Jaime Gordon has surpassed former Morehead State baseball head coach Steve Hamilton to become the winningest head coach in Morehead State University's history.

The win is the 306th of Gordon's illustrious 17-year career leading the Eagles volleyball program, which began in 2003. Under his leadership, Morehead State has claimed seven Ohio Valley Conference Regular Season and two OVC Tournament titles.

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For the second time during her inaugural campaign, Morehead State volleyball's Bridget Bessler has been bestowed Ohio Valley Conference Setter of the Week. The award marks the fourth overall OVC weekly honor of her freshman season, accompanied by two Newcomer of the Week honors.

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Appearing in the same city, but on a different stage, Morehead State followed up last night's performance with another stellar effort Saturday afternoon. The Eagles (19-6, 10-2 OVC) defeated Belmont (2-25, 1-11) in straight sets, taking the match by scores of 25-13, 25-18, and 25-17.

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Looking to rebound from a defeat Friday night, Morehead State volleyball countered Friday's result with a sweep of its own Saturday afternoon. The Eagles (15-6, 6-2 OVC) defeated UT Martin (7-15, 3-5) in straight sets by scores of 25-14, 25-15, and 25-22.

Collecting 43 kills on the afternoon, Morehead State fashioned a season-best .371 hitting percentage. The Eagles committed 10 errors in the match on 89 swings to craft their season-best hitting percentage. Morehead State also assisted on 41 of the team's 43 kills, exceeding a 90% assist percentage in each match this season.

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