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Ducks Picked Fifth in Pac-12 Poll
Release Date: 08/06/2014
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – The Oregon volleyball team was selected fifth in the Pac-12 preseason coaches’ poll, Wednesday, while senior outside hitter Liz Brenner was named to the preseason all-conference team.

The Ducks are coming off a fourth-place conference finish in 2013 with a 12-8 mark in conference and 20-12 overall. Oregon finished the season ranked 24th by the AVCA after exiting the NCAA tournament in the second round.

Oregon received 70 points in the poll, tied with California and three points behind fourth-place Arizona State. Stanford and USC topped the poll with five first-place votes apiece along with 114 and 113 points, respectively.

Brenner was named to the preseason conference team after making the All-Pac-12 team as both a sophomore and a junior. She returns for her senior season as the conference leader in kills and points in 2013.

The volleyball team will be in action for the Green and Yellow Exhibition, Saturday, Aug. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. The second of two scrimmages will be against an alumnae team, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m.

Season tickets for the 2014 season will go on sale, Friday, Aug. 15. Fans can purchase tickets at or by calling 1-800-WEB-FOOT.

Preseason Pac-12 Coaches Poll Results
Stanford (5)                   114
USC (5)                         113
Washington (2)              106
Arizona State                 73
California                      70
Oregon                          70
Colorado                       62
UCLA                           58
Arizona                         51
Utah                              39
Washington State           25
Oregon State                  11

2014 Preseason All-Pac-12 Volleyball Team
Inky Ajanaku, Stanford
Liz Brenner, Oregon
Samantha Bricio, USC
Madi Bugg, Stanford
Jordan Burgess, Stanford
Macey Gardner, Arizona State
Christina Higgins, California
Kyra Holt, Washington State
Brittany Howard, Stanford
Madi Kingdon, Arizona
Karsta Lowe, UCLA
Kaleigh Nelson, Washington
Ebony Nwanebu, USC
Taylor Simpson, Colorado
Krista Vansant, Washington

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