KANSAS CITY, Mo. – On Tuesday evening, the Spring Hill College volleyball team received 386 votes in the 2012 Tachikara-NAIA Preseason Volleyball Top 25 Rating to open the year ranked as the No. 12 team in the nation.
The Badgers advanced to the NAIA National Championship Tournament's Round-Robin Pool Play round for only the second time in its history in 2011. SHC finished the year with a 40-3 record and was undefeated in the regular season with a school-record 38-match winning streak.
The NAIA poll is voted on by a panel of head coaches representing each of the NAIA conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.
Lee University is the only other Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) member to appear on the list at No. 3 with 569 votes.