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Dec. 1, 1997

Texas Tech volleyball to hold banquet on December 8, 1997

Red Raiders finish season without NCAA Tournament berth at 23-11

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech volleyball team will conduct its annual volleyball banquet on Monday, December 8, 1997 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Lubbock, Texas. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Team awards will be presented at this time including the Red Raider Award, given to the team's Most Valuable Player, along with the "Friend" Award, presented to the person who shows outstanding support and commitment to Texas Tech volleyball.

Texas Tech concludes its season at 23-11 overall and 10-10 in the Big 12 Conference. The Red Raiders finished seventh in the Big 12 Conference and seventh in District 5. Head coach Jeff Nelson will not compete in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in his three-year tenure at Texas Tech.

Six teams from the Big 12 Conference were included in the NCAA's 56 schools including Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, Texas A&M, Kansas State and Oklahoma.

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