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50th Anniversary Season

The 2017 season has come to a close. Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate the 50th year of volleyball at the University of Northern Colorado. Stay tuned to this page for off-season updates and information about our 2018 season. GO BEARS!


We send our sincerest thanks to all of the wonderful alumnae, coaches, and staff that were able to join us for our 50th Anniversary Celebration August 18-19, 2017. We had a wonderful weekend connecting and sharing together in the rich history of UNC Volleyball.

Check out the full 16-min video that goes more in-depth with each coach

50th Anniversary Team

Over the years tremendously talented student-athletes have been a part of our teams. It was incredibly difficult to narrow that field down to this team, but we feel they represent the best that UNC Volleyball has had to offer over the years. This team consists of six All-Americans, four UNC Athletics Hall of Fame members, four of the seven members of the 1,000 Kills & Digs Club, four UNC Volleyball record holders, and one Big Sky MVP.

50th Anniversary Team
From Left: Kelley Arnold , Dana Cash, Teale Goble, Lenna Killsgaard, Erica Wymore, Deb Ponis, and Erin Deffenbaugh

2017 Season Results

The Bears finished the year with an overall record of 14-16 (7-9 in the Big Sky Conference). The team was eliminated in the first round of the Big Sky Volleyball Championship Tournament. Wins are in bold


  • Aug. 18th vs Wyoming @ home Volleyball icon 
  • Aug. 19th vs Alumni @ home Volleyball icon
  • Aug. 23rd vs. Central Florida @ home Volleyball icon
  • Aug. 24th vs. Duke @ home Volleyball icon
  • Aug. 29th vs. Colorado State @ CSU


  • Sept. 1st @ NDSU Classic - San Francisco
  • Sept. 1st @ NDSU Classic - NDSU
  • Sept. 2nd @ NDSU Classic - Florida A&M 
  • Sept. 8th @ Lobo Classic - Portland
  • Sept. 8th @ Lobo Classic - UT Arlington
  • Sept. 9th @ Lobo Classic - New Mexico
  • Sept. 12th vs. Ole Miss Volleyball icon
  • Sept. 15th vs. Air Force Volleyball icon
  • Sept. 15th vs. South Dakota  Volleyball icon
  • Sept. 16th vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff  Volleyball icon
  • Sept. 21st vs. Northern Arizona @ NAU
  • Sept. 23rd vs. North Dakota @ home Volleyball icon
  • Sept. 28 vs. Eastern Washington @ home Volleyball icon
  • Sept. 30th vs. Idaho @ home Volleyball icon


  • Oct. 5th vs. Portland State @ PSU
  • Oct. 7th vs. Sacramento State @ Sac St
  • Oct. 12th vs. Montana @ UM
  • Oct. 14th vs. Montana State @ MSU
  • Oct. 19th vs. Weber State @ home Volleyball icon
  • Oct. 21st vs. Idaho State @ home Volleyball icon
  • Oct. 26th vs. Montana State @ home Volleyball icon
  • Oct. 28th vs. Montana @ home Volleyball icon


  • Nov. 2nd vs. Idaho @ Idaho
  • Nov. 3rd vs. Eastern Washington @ EWU
  • Nov. 9th vs. Southern Utah @ home Volleyball icon
  • Nov. 11th vs. North Dakota @ ND
  • Nov. 16th vs. Sacramento State (Big Sky Tourn)

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