• Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award
    July 30, 2012
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 533 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2011-2012 season including Southwestern University. This number once again breaks the previous year's total of 481 and sets a new all-time high for this award.
  • Nicholls, Tuttle Selected as Kassen/Lowry Athletes-of-the-Year 2012
    June 07, 2012
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern University announced the 2012 Dr. Tex Kassen and Dr. Carla Lowry Athlete-of-the-Year awards which denote the top male and female athlete at Southwestern for that given school year. Senior volleyball setter Christina Nicholls and sophomore men’s track & field athlete Daniel Tuttle were chosen among numerous candidates as this year’s recipients of the esteemed award.
  • 39 Student-Athletes Receive Senior Watches at Annual Ceremony
    April 18, 2012
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - Thanks to the generous donations of parents, alumni and students in the Pirate Crew, Southwestern University's Booster Club, the Athletic Department was able to continue the tradition of awarding watches to senior athletes whom had completed eligibility while at SU. This is the third year for the ceremony.
  • Texas Lutheran to Join the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
    February 16, 2012
    SUWANEE, Ga. — The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced today that Texas Lutheran University has accepted an invitation to join the Conference.
  • Schreiner University to Join the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference
    January 23, 2012
    SUWANEE, Ga. — The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference announced today that Schreiner University has accepted an invitation to join the Conference.
  • SCAC Student-Athlete Initiative a Huge Success
    January 20, 2012
    SUWANEE, Ga. – The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference was represented by 18 student-athletes last week at the 2012 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Made possible through the NCAA Division III Strategic Initiative Grant, the student-athletes participated in a wide range of activities – from education sessions to business sessions to the NCAA Honors Celebration.
  • Nicholls Earns NCAA/AVCA First-Team All-America, Thibodeau Honorable Mention
    November 15, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) is proud to announce the 31st annual AVCA All-America teams for NCAA Division III women's volleyball. Christina Nicholls, a senior setter from Austin, Texas, was selected as First Team All-America and is the first Pirate to receive the honor since SU became an NCAA Division III institution.
  • Three Pirates Receive All-South Region Honors
    November 14, 2011
    Senior Christina Nicholls and junior Rachel Thibodeau were selected to the AVCA All-South Region First Team while Lindsay Thompson earned Honorable Mention honors for the Southwestern Pirates.
  • Panthers Knock Pirates out of NCAA Championships
    November 11, 2011
    Southwestern jumped out to early leads in each set but Chapman pounced back to defeat the Pirates 3-1 in the first round of the NCAA Championships. The loss ends SU's season at 30-4.
  • SCAC to send 18 Student-Athletes to 2012 NCAA Convention
    November 10, 2011
    SUWANEE, Ga. – The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference will be represented by 18 student-athletes, 5 from Southwestern, at the 2012 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. The convention will run from Jan. 11-14 and will be held at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.
  • Thibodeau Named CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team
    November 10, 2011
    The 2011 Capital One Academic All-District ® Volleyball Teams, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, have been released to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Capital One became the entitlement rights holder to CoSIDA's Academic All-America teams programs in 2011. Southwestern junior, Rachel Thibodeau, was selected to the First Team.
  • Stay Up-to-Date on the Pirates at the NCAA Championships
    November 09, 2011
    Just because you can't make the trip to California to cheer on the Pirates doesn't mean that you can't be a part of the action. Live video will be available as the Pirates take on Chapman in the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday at 5:30pm PT (7:30 CT). All information can be found at the tournament website at http://www.clusports.com/pages/tournaments/2011NCAARegional.php.
  • Women's Volleyball Offering Advanced Clinic for High School Athletes
    November 09, 2011
    The highly-successful Southwestern volleyball team is providing high school student-athletes an opportunity to learn skills from the best with a one day advanced clinic on December 3rd.
  • California Bound! Pirates Face Chapman in Opening Round
    November 07, 2011
    Southwestern Volleyball is into the NCAA Championship for the tenth time, seventh consecutive visit, and are heading to Thousand Oaks, Calif. to face Chapman University on Thursday, November 10th. Game times have not yet been sent, stay tuned to southwesternpirates.com for the most up-to-date information.
  • #6 Southwestern Volleyball Snags Third at SCAC Conference Tournament
    November 05, 2011
    The Pirates suffered an upset loss at the hands of Trinity in the semifinals of the SCAC Conference Tournament on Saturday and rallied to easily defeat Millsaps in the consolation match to finish in third place.
  • Southwestern's Nicholls; Long Headline 2011 All-SCAC Volleyball Voting
    November 04, 2011
    JACKSON, Miss. – Southwestern University, the sixth-ranked team in the nation and the top seed for this weekend’s Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Tournament, was recognized for its highly successful season in exclusive all-conference voting by the head coaches of the SCAC. Christina Nicholls was named SCAC Player-of-the-Year while head coach Hannah Long was selected as SCAC Coach-of-the-Year for the third time in four years.
  • Christina Nicholls Named D3VB Player of the Week
    November 02, 2011
    Secaucus, NJ - Christina Nicholls (Austin, TX) of #6 Southwestern (TX) is the D3VB Player of the Week. Nicholls, a 5'8" setter, led the Pirates to four wins and their own home tournament last weekend. She was named to the All-Tournament Team and MVP of the event. At 28-2, Southwestern is currently in the middle of a 19-match win streak.
  • Volleyball Advances One Spot in AVCA Top 25
    November 01, 2011
    After a 4-0 weekend to close out the regular season the Southwestern volleyball team moved up one spot to sixth place in the latest AVCA Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll out Tuesday. The #6 ranking is the highest yet for the Pirates under Coach Hannah Long.
  • #7 Southwestern Defends Domain, Win Streak Moves to 19
    October 29, 2011
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - At their final home matches of the season the SU volleyball team defended their home turf with two wins over Concordia and St. Thomas to improve to 28-2 on the year and keep their win streak alive at 19 in a row.
  • #7 Pirates Cruise Through Day One at Halloween Tournament
    October 28, 2011
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - The Southwestern volleyball team put their skills on display on day on at the Schlotzsy's Halloween Tournament, defeating Clarkson and the University of Texas Dallas 3-0. The Pirates, ranked in the top 10 in assists, digs and kills, were unstoppable and pushed their win streak to 17.
  • Stubbs Named SCAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week
    October 26, 2011
    ALLISON STUBBS OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, a sophomore outside hitter from McKinney, Texas, has been named SCAC Volleyball Defensive Player-of-the-Week for matches played from Monday, October 17 through Sunday, October 23.
  • SCAC Announces 2011 Volleyball Tournament Bracket
    October 24, 2011
    SUWANEE, Ga. - The SCAC office today released the championship bracket for the 2011 conference volleyball tournament, which will be played Friday-Saturday, November 4-5 in Jackson, Miss., on the campus of Millsaps College. Complete Bracket
  • #7 Pirates Pull Out Gutsy Win Over SCAC Rival
    October 22, 2011
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - The #7 Pirates closed out the SCAC West Divisional #2 with two wins to remain unbeaten, 14-0, in conference play, beating the University of Dallas 3-0 before winning 3-2 over Trinity in a gutsy nightcap.
  • #7 Pirates Open SCAC West Divisional #2 with Win
    October 21, 2011
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern needed four sets to win a hard fought match against Austin College to open the SCAC West Divisional #2 on Friday evening. SU won 3-1 (26-24, 23-25, 25-22, 25-21) to remain perfect in SCAC conference action.
  • #7 Pirates Set to Host SCAC West Divisional
    October 19, 2011
    GEORGETOWN, Texas - Southwestern volleyball, the #7 team in the nation and top team in the SCAC, is set to host the second SCAC West Divisional of the weekend. The Pirates kick off the weekend against Austin College on Friday night at 7pm and then face Dallas Saturday at 1pm before taking on SCAC-rival Trinity at 6pm.
  • Pirates Jump Two Spots in National Poll
    October 11, 2011
    After cruising to four, 3-0 wins at the SCAC Divisional in San Antonio, Texas the Southwestern volleyball team moved up two spots to #7 in the Week 6 AVCA Division III Coaches Top 25 Poll out Tuesday afternoon.
  • #9 Volleyball Slams Competition at SCAC Divisional
    October 10, 2011
    Southwestern's dominance continues to grow as the season goes on as evidenced by four wins at the SCAC Divisional in San Antonio, never dropping a set as they defeated Oglethorpe, Sewanee, Centre and Birmingham Southern 3-0 to improve to 21-2 on the year and remain perfect in conference with an 11-0 record.
  • Video Interview: Head Volleyball Coach Hannah Long
    October 04, 2011
    Watch as Coach Long talks about the season and upcoming SCAC Conference matches.
  • #9 Volleyball Sweeps Weekend SCAC Action
    October 02, 2011
    Southwestern volleyball continued their impressive play with four wins at the SCAC West/Central Divisional #1 over the weekend including triumphing 3-0 in a prolonged battle with #14 Colorado College. The wins improve the #9 nationally-ranked Pirates to 17-2 on the year and 7-0 in the SCAC.
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