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2012 Golden Eagle Volleyball Headlines

June 11, 2013
Volleyball schedule features three non-conference tournaments
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team is under new direction in 2013, and the future looks bright. Head coach Dave Zelenock announced the team's schedule, featuring three tough, non-conference tournaments to prepare for Ohio Valley Conference action.

June 4, 2013
Zelenock announces final piece to volleyball team puzzle
Head coach Dave Zelenock has announced that former Delaware State standout and LaSalle assistant Cassandra Joyner is the latest addition to the Tennessee Tech volleyball program. Joyner will join Zelenock and Claire Lindner on the coaching staff this fall.

May 13, 2013
Two more student-athletes commit for 2013 volleyball recruiting class
Tennessee Tech volleyball head coach Dave Zelenock has announced two more additions to the 2013 recruiting class, adding outside hitter Irem Sile and libero Kennedy Wade.

April 30, 2013
Zelenock announces first two commitments of 2013 recruiting class
New Tennessee Tech volleyball head coach Dave Zelenock announced the addition of two student-athletes Tuesday, adding setter Sharon Anderson and outside hitter Rachel Travis to the squad for the 2013 season.

January 18, 2013
Dave Zelenock named as new Tech volleyball coach
Dave Zelenock, who helped reshape the landscape of Central Michigan volleyball in his six successful seasons on the Chippewa coaching staff, has been named as head volleyball coach at Tennessee Tech University.

December 5, 2012
Golden Eagle Volleyball receives OVC Team Sportsmanship Award
The Tech volleyball team is the recipient of the 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Team Sportsmanship Award for Volleyball.

December 3, 2012
Tech to hold reception Monday for retiring volleyball coach John Blair
The public is invited to attend a reception Monday afternoon in recognition of Golden Eagle volleyball coach John Blair, who is retiring from his position after nine seasons. The event begins at 3 p.m. in the Eagles Nest in Eblen Center.

November 30, 2012
Volleyball donates proceeds from Pink Out event
The Golden Eagle volleyball team made a donation to the Upper Cumberland Susan G. Komen foundation with the money they raised at their Pink Out event held in October.

November 14, 2012
Golden Eagle senior Kelsey Gray voted OVC Defensive Player of the Year
Golden Eagle Kelsey Gray was named Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year Wednesday after a solid year of play. Gray ranks first in the OVC and 13th in Division I in blocks.

November 13, 2012
John Blair announces retirement as Golden Eagle volleyball coach
Tennessee Tech volleyball coach John Blair is stepping down from his position at the helm of the Golden Eagle program. Blair’s retirement comes following his 10th season at the school and 29th year overall as a collegiate head coach.

November 10, 2012
Tech Volleyball completes 2012 season
The Golden Eagles envisioned a different outcome prior to the 2012 season, but Tech saw a team improve each day and persevere through one of the toughest seasons in program history.

November 8, 2012
Volleyball team to travel to SEMO for final match of the season
The Golden Eagles will hit the road one last time Saturday as they travel to Southeast Missouri for their final match of the season.

November 6, 2012
Golden Eagle volleyball heads to rival Jacksonville State
The Golden Eagle volleyball team heads to Jacksonville State Tuesday, to take on the Gamecocks for the second time this season. The match is set for 6:00 p.m. in Jacksonville, Ala.

November 6, 2012
Rival Jacksonville State defeats Tech Volleyball 3-1
The Gamecocks won the fight, but the Golden Eagles will finish the war. Jacksonville State defeated Tech 3-1 Tuesday night in Jacksonville, Ala. Set scores were 25-18, 15-25, 26-24, and 25-16.

November 3, 2012
Tech Volleyball falls to Eastern Illinois in four sets
The Tech volleyball team gave a valiant effort in their send off of three seniors Saturday night, but it wasn't enough as the Panthers clinched a 3-1 victory in the Golden Eagles final home match of the season. Set scores for Eastern Illinois were 25-23, 19-25, 25-19 and 25-20.

November 2, 2012
Tech Volleyball dominates fourth set to down SIUE 3-1
The Tech volleyball team dominated the fourth set to send the Cougars on their way in OVC action Friday night. Set scores were 25-23, 24-26, 29-27 and 25-13.

November 1, 2012
Tech Volleyball set to honor three seniors in final home weekend matches
The Golden Eagle volleyball team will play at home for the last time in the 2012 season Friday and Saturday in the Hooper-Eblen Center. Tech will host SIU Edwardsville Friday and face Eastern Illinois on Saturday, while celebrating the careers of its three seniors.

October 29, 2012
Gray snags 2012 adidas® OVC Defensive Player of the Week
Senior Kelsey Gray caught the attention of the conference and revealed why she is the best blocker in the OVC when she turned in a 2.54 block per set performance over the weekend. Gray's spectacular play at the net snagged the senior Defensive Player of the Week honors.

October 27, 2012
Volleyball falls in gut-wrenching match against Eastern Kentucky 3-2.
The Golden Eagles jumped to an early 2-1 lead in the match, but the Colonels came back to win the match 3-2 Saturday on their home court. The Golden Eagles outblocked the Colonels 18 blocks to eight, and out swung the Eastern Kentucky .148 to .129 but it wasn't enough.

October 26, 2012
Morehead State sweeps the Golden Eagle volleyball team, 3-0
Morehead State, the best team in the OVC, defeated the Tech Volleyball team in Morehead, Ky. Friday night in three sets. Set scores for Morehead State were 25-19, 25-15 and 25-18.

October 25, 2012
Volleyball set to take on Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky on the road
The volleyball team gets a second chance at Morehead State and Eastern Kentucky this weekend. The Golden Eagles will be on the road Friday and Saturday.

October 20, 2012
Golden Eagle volleyball drops 3-0 OVC match to TSU
Tech volleyball hosted Tennessee State Saturday afternoon and was swept 3-0. Set scores for TSU were 25-20, 25-19, and 25-21.

October 19, 2012
Golden Eagles and Belmont go five sets
It took five, hard fought sets to ground the Golden Eagles, but Belmont did just that. The Tech volleyball team was defeated by Belmont on their home court Friday night 3-2.

October 17, 2012
Golden Eagle volleyball looks to take advantage of second chances
The Golden Eagle volleyball team will get a second chance at the Belmont Bruins and the Tennessee State Tigers this season. Both teams travel to Cookeville Friday and Saturday in Ohio Valley Conference action.

October 13, 2012
Morehead State flies higher than Golden Eagles, Tech Volleyball falls in four
The Golden Eagles faced the defending OVC champions Saturday afternoon, and despite great play in the second set, could not take down the Eagles of Morehead State.

October 12, 2012
Golden Eagle volleyball unable to win war with Colonels: fall in four sets.
Eastern Kentucky could not be rattled by a Golden Eagle comeback and pulled off a 3-1 victory. Set scores for the Colonels were 25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-19.

October 10, 2012
Volleyball team hosts PINK OUT event Friday
The volleyball team will host Eastern Kentucky and Morehead State this weekend. In a special PINK OUT event Friday, fans are encouraged to show their purple pride in a shade of pink.

October 6, 2012
Bruins Volleyball ground Golden Eagles in 3-0 sweep
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team faced Belmont for the first time in Ohio Valley Conference action, and fell to the Bruins in three sets Saturday afternoon. Set scores for the Bruins were 25-14, 25-17, 25-23.

October 5, 2012
Volleyball defeated by Tennessee State
The Golden Eagle volleyball team was grounded in a 3-0 sweep by Tennessee State Friday night. Set scores for TSU were 25-23, 25-16, 25-21.

October 4, 2012
Volleyball ready to dance in Music City
The Golden Eagle volleyball team heads to Nashville for two conference matches this weekend. Tech will take on Tennessee State Friday night and then face the newest addition to the Ohio Valley Conference, Belmont Saturday afternoon.

October 4, 2012
Getting to know Golden Eagle senior Kelsey Gray
Golden Eagle fans, take a moment to Get To Know senior volleyball player Kelsey Gray, and see how well two teammates know her.

September 29, 2012
Golden Eagle Volleyball drops five-set thriller
The Golden Eagle volleyball team dropped its first five-set thriller of the season to UT Martin Saturday afternoon.

September 27, 2012
Volleyball looks to soar above the Skyhawks
The Tech volleyball team hosts UT Martin Saturday afternoon in a battle for the sky. The match is slated for 2:00.

September 25, 2012
Jacksonville State defeats Golden Eagles in three sets
In their first home outing, the 3-0 Jacksonville State Gamecocks defeated the Golden Eagles 3-0.

September 24, 2012
Volleyball team finally returns to Cookeville for home opener Tuesday
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team will make its home debut Tuesday night in the Eblen Center. The Golden Eagles, who have played the entire first month on the road, will host the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

September 23, 2012
Tech athletics volunteers for the cure
Different teams all converged onto Tech's campus for one common cause, breast cancer. Golden Eagle volleyball, basketball and soccer all participated in "Pink" events Sunday in preparation for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October.

September 22, 2012
Golden Eagles defeated by Austin Peay in four sets
The battle for an Ohio Valley Conference win went to four sets. Despite Tech's blocking effort of 12 blocks to the Lady Gov's seven, the Golden Eagles were grounded 3-1.

September 21, 2012
Golden Eagles fall to Murray State in first OVC match
Tech volleyball fought hard, going extra points in the first set, eventually falling to Murray State in the first OVC match of the 2012 season.

September 20, 2012
Tech athletics will "Think Pink" on Sunday
Several teams will be involved in this weekends Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Soccer will also be hosting its annual Think Pink game as Breast Cancer awareness month draws near.

September 20, 2012
Volleyball begins Ohio Valley Conference play
The Golden Eagle volleyball team hits the road for the fifth-straight week as they open Ohio Valley Conference action Friday at Murray State, and continue on to Austin Peay Saturday.

September 15, 2012
Volleyball serves up a win in a three game sweep
Tech volleyball picked up their second win of the season downing Alcorn State in three sets in their final match of the Bulldog Invitational in Birmingham, Ala.

September 14, 2012
Golden Eagles twice grounded by Bulldogs in tournament opener
The Golden Eagle defense had a strong showing, taking Gardner-Webb to four sets but falls to Samford in three.

September 13, 2012
Tech Volleyball wraps up tournament play at Samford Invitational
Volleyball is set to play in its final tournament of the season at the Samford Invitational. The Golden Eagles are looking for their second win of the season, and face Alcorn State, which Tech beat in three sets earlier this season.

September 8, 2012
Golden Eagles topped twice on tough day at WKU Invitational
A tough second day at the WKU Invitational saw Tennessee Tech take a pair of 3-0 losses, falling first to IUPUI then to No. 10 Dayton as early-season road stretch continues.

September 7, 2012
Volleyball goes point-for-point against Western Kentucky
At the Western Kentucky Tournament Tech opened play against top competition, but couldn't overcome the Lady Toppers.

September 6, 2012
Golden Eagle Volleyball set to play in Western Kentucky Tournament
Tech plays in third tournament of the season at Western Kentucky. The Golden Eagles will face WKU, IUPUI and #10 Dayton.

September 1, 2012
Volleyball stumbles against Ole Miss, Gray receives All-Tournament honors
Tech volleyball wrapped up play at the Xavier Invitational, falling to Ole Miss in three sets (10-25, 12-25, and 25-27) Saturday afternoon.

August 31, 2012
Tech defense keeps Xavier at bay, but can't hold off Marquette
Can you dig it? Tech out-dug Xavier in a 3-0 loss before falling to Big East powerhouse Marquette in first day of Xavier Invitational.

August 30, 2012
Volleyball team heads north to play in the Xavier Invitational.
The Golden Eagle volleyball team returns to action this weekend, taking on three teams at the Xavier Invitational.

August 29, 2012
Golden Eagle football, volleyball and soccer digital guides available online and for download
Tennessee Tech fans can now browse through the 2012 digital guides for Golden Eagle football, volleyball and soccer. The digital guides are available for browsing online, or can be downloaded for fans to print their own copies.

August 25, 2012
Volleyball earns first win of the season, Penrod nets all-tournament honors
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team rebounded from a Friday night loss and stormed the court Saturday morning to post its first victory of the season, topping Alcorn State 3-0 at the Country Inns & Suites Invitational.

August 24, 2012
Golden Eagle volleyball team falls in three in season opener
The Golden Eagle volleyball team fell to the Spartans of U.S.C. Upstate Friday, 3-0, at the Country Inns & Suites Invitational in Chattanooga. Tech returns to the court for two matches Saturday.

August 22, 2012
Volleyball opens season at Country Inns & Suites Invitational
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team is slated to take on USC Upstate, Alcorn State and UT Chattanooga at the Country Inns & Suites Invitational during the opening weekend of the season.

August 8, 2012
Preseason gets underway for Golden Eagle volleyball team
Fifteen athletes from eight different states and two countries will report to Eblen Center Wednesday for the start of the 2012 volleyball season. The Golden Eagles kick off the year with two weeks of preseason before their first tournament in Chattanooga on August 24-25.

July 19, 2012
Volleyball hosts hitting clinic Saturday
Tennessee Tech will host its third and final volleyball instructional clinic Saturday in Eblen Center. This clinic will focus on hitting, and will be directed by TTU coach John Blair.

July 3, 2012
Golden Eagle setter Comperry heading to Europe to play volleyball
Tennessee Tech senior volleyball player Madi Comperry will travel across the Atlantic in July to play in the eighth annual European Global Challenge. Comperry will spend two weeks playing with the BIP Southeastern Team starting July 11.