This is K-State Volleyball

Kansas State Volleyball has been one of the most successful programs in the Big 12 Conference and the nation under the direction of Coach Suzie Fritz since becoming the head coach in 2001. The Wildcats have reached the NCAA Tournament each year but one with Fritz at the helm.

The Wildcats have the third highest winning percentage in the Big 12 overall and in conference play trailing only Nebraska and Texas. K-State has also made its impact on the national scene finishing in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll every year but one with an average final ranking of 19. Only Nebraska has been ranked in the final coaches poll more than K-State in the Fritz era.

Ahearn Field House has also become one of the best places to watch volleyball in the Big 12. Fans pack Ahearn every match to cheer on their Wildcats to a home winning percentage of .772 over the last eight seasons. K-State regularly ranks among the national leaders in attendance each year finishing 2008 ranked 22nd with an average attendance of 1,514.

K-State has made its impact on the court as well with 13 All-Big 12 First Team selections since 2001 again trailing only Nebraska and Texas.

The Wildcat volleyball team has been the most successful in the classroom of any other program in the Big 12 since Fritz took over at K-State. No other Big 12 team has had more Academic All-Big 12 First Team selections than the Wildcats. The success of the Wildcats in the classroom comes from every player as K-State has been awarded the AVCA Team Academic Award every year Fritz has been head coach and eight total since the inception of the award for the 1992-93 academic year. To receive the award a team must have a cumulative team GPA of 3.30 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

In-Depth: View the Tradition of Success under Suzie Fritz, with full rankings and stats (PDF)