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Women's Volleyball Wins Conference Title

The UHD Women’s Volleyball Club Team won their ninth conference championship on Sunday in the Jesse L. Jones Student Life Center.

The Gators finished the regular season in the Lone Star Sports Club Conference (LSSCC) undefeated at 5-0 and were the No. 1 seed headed into the LSSCC Playoff Tournament on Sunday.

Much like the regular season, the team swept right through the playoffs that included a sweep in pool play over Lone Star College-Tomball 25-13, 25-14, and Houston Community College 25-18, 25-12. UHD advanced to the semi-final matchup versus Lone Star College-North Harris and defeated the Hurricanes in two straight sets 25-16, 25-18.

For the second consectuive fall season, UHD advanced to the championship match, but this time versus No. 2 seeded Prairie View A&M University. The Gators dominated the match and defeated Prairie View A&M for the championship in three straight sets 25-21, 25-14, 25-17 to secure the conference title.

Thus far, the women’s volleyball club is the most decorated club team in UHD Sports & Fitness. The team has won three consecutive spring championships, but this is their first fall championship since 2014.. The Gators finished the fall season with an undefeated record of 9-0 (including playoffs), and amassed a set record of 24-2.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.