Sycamores go to par for MVC Volleyball Championship


HIGH EARTH, Ind. – Indiana State is traveling to Normal, Ill. For the Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Championship from Thursday, November 25 through Saturday, November 27. The Sycamores face No.3 seed Bradley on Thursday at 7 p.m., and take on the No.2 seed and host Illinois State on Friday at 7 p.m. The title match is scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m. All tournament matches will be broadcast on ESPN Plus.


To purchase tickets for the 2021 Missouri Valley Conference Volleyball Championship, click HERE.


To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly speed up guest entry into the stadium, the State of Illinois will use a clear bag policy for all paid events at Hancock Stadium (football) and Redbird Arena ( volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball) which limits the size and type of bags that can be brought to the site. For complete information, click on HERE.


According to the state of Illinois, all people, regardless of their immunization status, will be required to wear a face covering inside the Redbird Arena. Fans can remove their masks while eating or drinking, but must mask themselves at all other times in the Redbird arena. Athletes and coaches can remove their masks while in the bench area.

Loyola won the MVC regular season title with Saturday’s 3-1 victory at UNI. The title is the Ramblers’ first as a member of The Valley and the first since a Horizon League Championship in 2002. Loyola has been chasing his first place at an NCAA tournament since 2005, when he won won an automatic bid by winning the Horizon League Championship. The Ramblers have made five trips to the NCAA tournament in program history – 1995, 1999, 2000, 2004 and 2005.

The latest edition of the NCAA RPI report (Nov 22) has been released and Valley has three top 100 teams. Valparaiso leads the league at No.70, while Loyola Chicago (No.71) and Illinois State (No.1 78) are also among the top 100 in the country. Five other teams are in the Top 136 (Bradley, Evansville, Missouri State, Indiana State and UNI). The Valley ranks 8th as a league in RPI.

Indiana State volleyball has had one of its best seasons in some time now at 17-11, setting a winning record for the first time since 2015, when the team finished 17- 16. His 9-9 league result equalizes his best result in program history, a mark also established in 2014.

Melina tedrow continues to climb the Indiana state record books – now in fifth place in program history with 1,672 career digs. Tedrow is seated behind Stephanie Bindernagel (1,677), Kiya James (1,706) and Cheryl Berg (1,713). Kristy Cox (2005-08) is the all-time leader with 1,841 in her career.

Melina tedrow was named the Missouri Valley Conference Athlete-Scholar Honorable Mention by MVC Tuesday. Tedrow has a cumulative GPA of 3.60 while majoring in Marketing. This is the third time in her career that she has earned the title of MVC varsity athlete and is named to the first team in 2019 and 2020.

Indiana State continues to be strong in nationwide recoveries per set – ranking 40th overall and second in the MVC with 16.44 recoveries per set. Tedrow ranks third in the MVC with 4.58 digs per set, ranking her 69th nationally.

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