CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The #3 Concordia Golden Bears (35-3) claimed their record-setting seventh consecutive NCAA Division II Volleyball National Championship on Saturday night, defeating #4 BYU-Hawaii (29-2) in straight sets (25-15, 25-14, 25-20) at the US Cellular Center.
The Golden Bears set longest streak of consecutive national championships at any level in volleyball. The record was shared with Washington University (St. Louis) at the Division III level between 1991 and 1996. The streak is also tied for the fourth longest Division II championship streak in any women's sport.
Their seven total titles are more than any other DII program, with the next closest being Portland State (4) while Barry University and West Texas A&M each have three titles.
The win improves Concordia's NCAA Tournament win streak to 42 consecutive matches, as its all-time NCAA Tournament record improves to 52-4 in 11 appearances. Concordia now holds a 7-1 record in national championship games, all coming in 11 years under head coach Brady Starkey. They have reached the Sweet Sixteen in each of those 11 seasons.
Full championship match details and video highlights are available at: cugoldenbears.com