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Wisconsin ends season ranked fifth in national attendance


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Jan. 14, 2013

MADISON, Wis. – For the 14th-straight season, the Wisconsin volleyball team ended the year ranked among the top five teams for national attendance.  The Badgers averaged 3,512 fans per match, an improvement of nearly 300 fans per match from 2012.

“I want to thank our fans for all of their support this season,” UW first-year head coach Kelly Sheffield said. “I had heard so many great stories about Wisconsin fans and their passion blew me away. They helped us in so many matches this season and I’m looking forward to moving up in the attendance rankings the next couple of seasons.”

Nebraska led the nation and set a Big Ten Conference record with 8,175 fans per match, marking the first time since 1994 that a team other than Hawaii has led the national attendance rankings. The Rainbow Wahine dropped to second with 7,591 fans per match. Minnesota ended the season ranked third (3,942 fans per match) while Big 12 Conference champion Texas ranked fourth (3,780).

The Big Ten dominated the final rankings and led the nation in attendance for the seventh year in a row with eight teams in the top 20. Illinois (3,117) and Penn State (2,952) ranked ninth and 10th, respectively. Michigan State (2,891), Purdue (2,532) and Ohio State (2,063) ranked 11th, 16th and 19th, respectively.

The Badgers had one of their most successful seasons in program history in 2013. Wisconsin advanced to the NCAA championship match, losing to Big Ten champion Penn State 3-1 in the final. It was the first time that two Big Ten teams played in the championship final. UW wrapped up the season 28-10, tying for fourth in the Big Ten at 12-8.

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 2013 NCAA Volleyball Attendance
Rk.  School  Total  Avg.
 1.  Nebraska  155,324  8,175
 2.  Hawai'i  144, 235  7,591
 3.  Minnesota  59,130  3,942
 4.  Texas  49,137  3,780
 5.  Wisconsin  52,685  3,512
 6.  Missouri  62,717  3,301
 7.  Colorado State  49,240  3,283
 8.  Northern Iowa  42,470  3,267
 9.  Illinois  49,871  3,117
10. Penn State  50,187  2,952
11.  Michigan State  43,368  2,891
12.  Iowa State  29,703  2,700
13.  Washington  40,174  2,678
14.  Wichita State  38,657  2,577
15.  Florida  45,843  2,547
16.  Purdue  40,510  2,532
17.  North Carolina  34,856  2,324
18.  Kansas State  26,573  2,214
19.  Ohio State  26,816  2,063
20.  Stanford  28,925  1,928
21.  Louisville  20,193  1,836
22.  Duke  29,723  1,748
23.  Ohio  18,910  1,719
24.  Kansas  24,733  1,649
25.  Southern Cal  22,568  1,505
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