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November 26, 2012

Oklahoma going dancing, again

Sooners will play Sun Devils in first round of NCAAs

NORMAN — Before the brackets came out, Morgan Reynolds pretty much knew Oklahoma had made it. In her mind, the Sooners had posted a good enough season to not have to worry about if they were going to make the NCAA tournament or not.

However, when Reynolds and the rest of her team met at coach Santiago Restrepo’s house Sunday for the watch party, she did get a little nervous until she saw the OU logo appear in the final bracket.

“Obviously, it’s a relief,” Reynolds said. “I knew that we weren’t a bubble team. We were a little farther because of our record. But, obviously, since we were in the bottom half of the very last bracket, it was a little nerve wracking. But it was just good to see our name up on there regardless of where we are going.”

The Sooners (21-10, 10-6 Big 12) will face Arizona State (20-13, 9-11 PAC 12) in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship on Friday in Provo, Utah at the Smith Fieldhouse. It’s the fourth straight year the program has received a bid to the big dance and sixth time in the last seven years.

“It’s a great accomplishment for the University of Oklahoma and the volleyball program here,” Restrepo said. “To make it into the NCAA Tournament the last four years means that we have had great players go and continue to come through the program. It means that we have had very good coaches and support staff helping them along in every way.”

Reynolds joins María Fernanda as the only players in OU history to go to the NCAA tournament every year of their career.

“It’s a great accomplishment,” Fernanda said. “To be able to stay consistent for four years and to be able to take this team to the NCAA tournament is a great accomplishment. I’m excited for us and for the girls to be able to make it again.”

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