NICOLE BRANAUGHGame 573 | November 8, 2000
Mike Hebert, Gopher Volleyball Players
The Gopher volleyball team had its best year in the program's history up to that time in 2000. Coach Hebert brought along his three top players, Nicole Branaugh, Stephanie Hagen and Lindsey Berg. The team won 30 games and broke Penn State's 87-match home winning streak. The Gophers defeated Robert Morris and Arizona State before losing to UC Santa Barbara in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Branaugh and Berg both won medals in volleyball at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.