Sooners Host Central Arkansas

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 31, 2010

Aug. 31, 2010

Central Arkansas (3-1) at Oklahoma (2-1)
 Dates  Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010 | 6 p.m. CT
 Location  McCasland Field House | Norman, Okla.
 Tickets  Available: $8 adults | $5 youth
 Online  Live Stats | WebcastTwitter
 Promotions  Greek Night | 50-cent hot dogs and Cokes

NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma volleyball team closes out a four match homestand Wednesday evening against Central Arkansas. First serve from McCasland Field House is set for 6 p.m. CT. Wednesday evening marks the return of 50-cent hot dogs and Cokes at the concession stand. Greek organizations on the OU campus have the chance to win a ping pong table, as well.

OU went 2-1 last weekend at the Nike Invitational. The Sooners dropped the season opener to Wichita State, 3-0, before defeating UT-Arlington (3-0) and Miami (3-1) on Saturday. Juniors Suzy Boulavsky and Brianne Barker were named to the all-tournament team.

On the Web
Fans can follow this weekends matches on the web with live stats. An online webcast of the match is available through Oklahoma All-Access.

Oklahoma/Central Arkansas Series History
Series Record: Oklahoma leads 1-0
Series Record in Norman: Never Met
Series Record in Conway: Never Met
Series Record at Neutral Sites: Oklahoma leads 1-0
Last Meeting: OU 3-1 in Houston Texas (8/29/09)
Oklahoma's Series Streak: Won 1

Up Next
Oklahoma travels to Houston, Texas for the Houston Invitational this weekend. OU opens against No. 17 Tennessee Friday night. The Sooners takes on host Houston and No. 13 Florida State on Saturday.

Ekwerekwu Named Lowe's Finalist
University of Oklahoma volleyball senior Francie Ekwerekwu (Arlington, Texas) has been named one of 30 finalists for the inaugural Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for the sport of volleyball. From the list of 30 candidates, a national media committee will select 10 finalists for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in mid-October.  Those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.  The winner will be announced at the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in December.

Duo Named Preseason All-Big 12
Senior Francie Ekwerekwu was a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 preseason team and junior Brianne Barker was named to the team, as well. Both Barker and Ekwerekwu earned All-Big 12 honorable mention honors last season.

Sooners Selected to Finish Fourth
The University of Oklahoma volleyball team received 65 points to place fourth in the preseason coaches' poll. Nebraska received nine first-place votes and 98 points to finish just ahead of Texas (91). The Longhorns received two first-place votes. Iowa State (84) was third, followed by OU and Missouri (63). Baylor (52), Texas A&M (48), Kansas (38), Kansas State (37), Texas Tech (15) and Colorado (14) rounded out the voting.



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