December 2, 2021
Kansas volleyball players, including outside hitter Caroline Bien (smiling), celebrate after a point during the Jayhawks' NCAA Tournament win over Oregon, on Dec. 2, 2021, in Omaha, Neb.
After playing big roles in helping lead the Kansas volleyball team to the Sweet 16 in 2021, returning Jayhawks Caroline Bien and Rachel Langs both landed spots on the preseason all-Big 12 team, the conference announced this week.
Kansas standout Caroline Bien has been named to the 20-person Women’s Under-21 National Training Team for USA Volleyball, KU announced on Wednesday.
One day after being named to the NCAA Tournament’s Pittsburgh Regional team for her play during the Kansas volleyball team’s run to the Sweet 16, KU freshman Caroline Bien landed an even bigger honor. By Matt Tait
Still feeling the sting of a season-ending loss at Pitt in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16, members of the Kansas volleyball team at least exited the postseason encouraged about the program’s future.
It turns out there may be a catch to becoming the NCAA Tournament’s giant killer.
Whatever pressure that is supposed to go hand in hand with playing in the NCAA Tournament was nearly nonexistent for the Kansas volleyball team Thursday, as the Jayhawks swept their way to the second round with a three-set upset victory over No. 19-ranked Oregon, in Omaha, Neb.