FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeff Malby, Associate Director of Athletics
Office of Sports Information
Rocky volleyball ranked No. 5 in the nation
BILLINGS– Aug. 18, 2015 – The Rocky Mountain College volleyball team begins the season ranked fifth in the NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 Poll that was released today.
The Battlin’ Bears finished last season also ranked fifth. They set a school record by compiling 32 wins against only three losses, and spent 11 straight weeks ranked No. 1 in the country.
The Battlin’ Bears open the season against The Masters College, Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Biola University Summer Slam Tournament, followed by host Biola, who is preseason ranked No. 2. The next day sees Rocky taking on Westmont College and Vanguard University (No. 8).
Defending national champion Park (Mo.) opens the season ranked No. 1. The No. 3 team is Missouri Baptist, followed by Viterbo (Wis.).
The Battlin’ Bears play their first home match Sept. 1 against crosstown rival Montana State Billings.
--ROCKY MOUNTAIN COLLEGE BATTLIN’ BEARS--