March 16, 2012
The Rice Owls volleyball team is in midst of spring training and will be competing as well during the month of March and April.
The Owls, under head coach Genny Volpe, host Houston Baptist on Thursday, March 22. Action gets underway at 5 p.m. and admission is free.
Rice will participate in the FAST Complex College Invitational held at Reliant Center. Opponents and times are still to be determined.
On Saturday, April 14, Rice will host an all day tournament, featuring teams from Sam Houston State, Lamar, SFA, HBU, Houston, and Rice. Admission is free and the event begins at 10 a.m.
The Owls finished the 2011 campaign with an 18-13 record and tied for second-place in Conference USA with 13-7 mark. For the 2012 season, Volpe returns 11 letterwinners and five starters from the 2011 team. AVAC All-America Honorable Mentions Nancy Cole, a middle blocker, and setter Megan Murphy highlight the Owl returnees.