KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Tuesday afternoon, the Spring Hill College volleyball team received 123 votes in the 2011 NAIA Top 25 Rating to jump from the "Receiving Votes" category last week to the No. 24 spot on the list this week.
The Badgers (15-0, 3-0 SSAC West) are making their first appearance in the Top 25 since the program began in 2001.
The NAIA poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches representing each of the NAIA conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.
Lee University (7-2, 2-1), the only other Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) member to appear on the list, fell from No. 2 to No. 6 following the badgers' 3-2 victory over the Lady Flames on Saturday.