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2017 Season By the Numbers

January 09, 2018

By: MSU Athletics Communications

SPRINGFIELD -- The 2017 season was a memorable one for the Missouri State volleyball team, including an unbeaten Missouri Valley Conference championship run and another NCAA Tournament trip. Here's a recap of the 2017 campaign by the numbers.

6,610 - Career attacks for Lily Johnson, second in NCAA history.

2,293 - Career kills for Lily Johnson, 19th in NCAA history.

1,883 - Career digs for Emily Butters, who will enter her senior season 30 shy of Cara Hackmann's school record.

1,346 - Career kills for Lynsey Wright, eighth in MSU history.

1,250 - All-time victories for Missouri State, tied for third in NCAA history.

737 - Digs for Emily Butters in 2017, a single-season school record.

519 - Consecutive sets played by Lily Johnson, the third-longest streak in NCAA history.

153 - Team digs on Oct. 13 at Drake, a school record and the most in the NCAA in 2017.

111 - All-conference selections for Missouri State after five players were honored in 2017.

98 - Total victories for MSU in the last four seasons.

45 - Wins for the Bears in their last 53 matches.

34 - Consecutive regular-season MVC victories for the Bears.

28 - Wins for the Bears in 2017, the program's most since 1982.

26 - Victories against Power Five schools under Melissa Stokes after beating NC State and Ohio State this season.

25 - Missouri State's ranking in the AVCA poll for three weeks in November, MSU's first ranking since 2003.

22 - Consecutive road victories, the longest active streak in the NCAA.

21 - Consecutive wins from Sept. 16-Nov. 25, the third-longest streak in school history.

20 - Total wins against MVC teams in 2017.

19 - Consecutive winning seasons for the Bears.

10 - NCAA Tournament trips in the last 15 seasons.

8 - MSU ranked eighth or better nationally in assists per set, digs per set, total assists, total digs, and total kills.

5 - Number of MVC regular season championships for MSU, as well as the number of MVC Tournament championships.

2 - All-America selections for the second time in school history (Lily Johnson and Emily Butters).

2 - Academic All-America selections (Brianne Dixon and Lily Johnson), the only NCAA school with multiple team members.

0 - Total losses against MVC teams in 2017.

0.247 - MSU's attack efficiency this season, second-best in school history.
 
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