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Kentucky volleyball wins first ever National Championship

Posted at 10:21 PM, Apr 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-24 23:51:02-04

OMAHA, Neb. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky volleyball team has won its first National Championship in program history!

The Wildcats defeated Texas 3-1 (20-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-22) in Saturday night's National Championship game in Omaha, Neb. to become the first SEC team ever to win a National Title in volleyball.

Junior Alli Stumler had a career game, finishing with 26 kills with a .471 hit percentage.

Player of the Year Madison Lilley was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Championship, capping off her prolific career Saturday with 53 assists and 19 digs.

Lilley and Stumler, along with Avery Skinner, were named to the All-NCAA Tournament Team.

Kentucky will be arriving at TACAir on Sunday afternoon around 2:15pm ET.

The team will then go straight to Memorial Coliseum for a welcome home party that is open to the public.