8 NCAA Tournament Appearances - 19 AVCA All-America Honors - 2 ACC Titles
Great Clemson Teams
The 2007 Clemson volleyball team secured its place in school history as one of the best all-time, winning an ACC Championship, earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament and setting numerous records along the way. Individually, the Tigers and Head Coach Jolene Jordan Hoover amassed a healthy collection of post-season honors, including an unprecedented four AVCA Honorable Mention All-America selections. A school-record six student-athletes were named all-conference while Hoover earned her second ACC Coach-of-the-Year honor after leading Clemson to a 21-1 league record and the conference title. Junior Danielle Hepburn and sophomores Didem Ege and Kelsey Murphy were first team selections after posting some of the top single-season marks in Tiger volleyball history. Meghan Steiner joined the trio on the AVCA East Region First Team, which resulted in all four being named Honorable Mention All-Americans. The team made its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1999, playing host to the event and advancing to the second round with a win over Alabama. The Tigers fell to eighth-seeded UCLA, 3-1, to end their historic season. Clemson was ranked 22nd in the final AVCA poll, marking just the second time in history that the team has finished among the top-25. Steiner, along with Leslie Mansfield and Sue Eckman, collected scholastic honors as well. All three were named to the 2007 ACC All-Academic Volleyball Team, the second career selection for each, while Steiner and Mansfield earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors. Mansfield made her mark on the Clemson record books as one of the best all-around players of all-time. She concluded her career as one of just four players to accumulate at least 500 kills, 1,000 digs and 200 blocks. Meanwhile, the team set a program record for ACC wins while establishing new standards for overall and conference winning streaks. The Tigers won 21 league matches, including 14 straight to open the season. The 14 consecutive victories were a single-season record, and when paired with two wins from the 2006 season, set the record for a conference-winning streak. Prior to the ACC schedule, Clemson won a trio of contests in the Clemson Invitational for 17 straight wins, bettering the 1999 team’s mark of 16. With their 29-4 overall record, the Tigers’ .879 winning percentage ranks second in volleyball history and is the highest figure achieved by a Clemson women’s sports program this century.
2007 ACC Champions 2013 Clemson Volleyball
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