2014 Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle Volleyball News
June 12, 2015
2015 Volleyball schedule headlined by first home tournament in over a decade
Tennessee Tech volleyball head coach Dave Zelenock has announced the team's 2015 schedule, which looks to challenge a young Golden Eagle squad. The season will open with four non-conference tournaments, including the first home tournament in over 10 years, where Tech will challenge a host of opponents from 11 different conferences, including the tough Southeastern Conference.
May 29, 2015
Tennessee Tech volleyball earns High Honorable Mention for strength of the recruiting class
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The 2015 signing class for the Tennessee Tech volleyball program recently earned High Honorable Mention for strength of the recruiting class by PrepVolleyball.com.
May 1, 2015
Zelenock, TTU Volleyball adds three more to 2015 signing class
The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team is once again adding depth to its roster as it signs three student-athletes during the spring signing period. They add depth in the middle blocker, setter, and defensive specialist positions.
April 23, 2015
Tech honored at second annual Hometown Champions Night
Former Tennessee Tech women’s basketball coach Bill Worrell received the Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday evening, while All-OVC right-side Cody Dodd was also honored at the second annual Cookeville/Putnam County Hometown Champions Night hosted by the Cookeville-Putnam County Sports Council.
April 10, 2015
Dodd named to U.S. Collegiate National Team
The Tennessee Tech volleyball program is proud to announce that junior Cody Dodd was selected as one of 36 athletes to participate in the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT) program that will train and compete in conjunction with the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships from June 21-29 in New Orleans, La.
February 19, 2015
World's Best Bird? It's up to your votes for Awesome Eagle
Will Awesome Eagle be voted the Best Mascot in the OVC? He has already won back-to-back national championships, so it's up to Tennessee Tech fans to vote for him to be named the best in the OVC!
February 9, 2015
Dodd selected to attend the U.S. Women's Volleyball open tryout
For the second straight year, the Tennessee Tech volleyball team proudly boasts that a student-athlete has been selected to attend the U.S. Women's Volleyball open tryout in Colorado Springs, Colo., this weekend.
February 3, 2015
Joyner adds recruiting coordinator to her title as assistant volleyball coach
Tennessee Tech volleyball assistant coach Cassandra Joyner has added recruiting coordinator to her title, reflecting the role she has played in building the Golden Eagle program under head coach Dave Zelenock the past two years.
January 14, 2015
Volleyball standout Courtney Smith December Unsung Leader Award winner
Courtney Smith continues to reap rewards for her excellence as a member of the Tennessee Tech volleyball team, being selected winner of the Unsung Leader Award for December, a monthly honor presented by TTU Athletics.
December 9, 2014
Golden Eagle volleyball handed out post season award
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team handed out its team awards recently as voted on by the players and coaches.
December 2, 2014
Golden Eagles gather funds raised for breast cancer awareness
The Tennessee Tech women's volleyball team participated in the 'dig pink' fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer research during October, national breast cancer awareness month. The Golden Eagles gathered the funds that were pledged, totaling a final amount of $1,553.90.
November 26, 2014
Zelenock, Golden Eagle volleyball inks three for 2015
The Tennessee Tech volleyball program added its three newest members recently as the 2015 recruits signed their national letters of intent. Head coach Dave Zelenock will be adding depth to three positions as he adds an outside hitter, a middle blocker and a defensive specialist.
November 21, 2014
Tech falls to No. 1 Murray State in the OVC Tournament
MURRAY, Ky. – The number one seed proved to be a too much for the Golden Eagles on Friday night, as the OVC regular season champion Murray State Racers took down the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles 3-0; 25-16, 25-17, 25-13.
November 20, 2014
Golden Eagles top Jax State to move on in OVC Tourney
MURRAY, Ky. – Fifth-seed Tennessee Tech fought from down two sets to none, to take down fourth-seed Jacksonville State on Thursday night, 3-2; 17-25, 12-25, 25-19, 25-16, 17-15.
November 19, 2014
Fifth-seed Golden Eagles head to OVC Tournament
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team is heading back to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament for the first time since 2010. Tech heads into the tournament as the fifth seed, and will open play with a 5:30 P.M. CT match on Thursday evening versus fourth-seed Jacksonville State. The tournament is being held on the campus of first-seed Murray State.
November 19, 2014
Tech Athletics to host hospitality tent before each Golden Eagle match
Tennessee Tech fans and alumni attending the matches at the Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Tournament in Murray, Ky., this weekend are invited to a hospitality tent, hosted by Tech Athletics, on the campus of Murray State.
November 18, 2014
Sisters Michaela, Madison Keyes compete for Tech...in two different sports
Senior Madison Keyes and the Golden Eagle volleyball team head to the OVC Tournament this week as her career comes to a close at the end of the year. Younger sister, Michaela, has just begun her career on the Tech soccer team. Here's the inside story about how they ended up in different sports, wearing the same number, and more.
November 18, 2014
Dodd, Williams pick up postseason awards
The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team has had one of the best seasons in over the last five years, and the play of two student-athletes was noticed by the Ohio Valley Conference coaches and sports information directors. Junior Cody Dodd and freshman Kellie Williams were honored by the OVC on Wednesday night at the OVC Tournament Banquet for the 2014 season accomplishments.
November 17, 2014
Dodd, Smith pick up final weekly awards of the 2014 season
The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team took two of the three final weekly awards from the Ohio Valley Conference on Tuesday, as junior Cody Dodd claimed adidas® OVC Offensive Player of the Week and senior Courtney Smith claimed her second-straight adidas® OVC Defensive Player of the Week, as voted on by the Sports Information Directors in the OVC.
November 15, 2014
Senior-led Tech tops UT Martin on Senior Night
Though some may get lost in the pageantry that is Senior Night, the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles fought through the emotions to come through for a 3-1 (25-19, 25-21, 20-25, 25-21) win over the visiting UT Martin Skyhawks.
November 14, 2014
Tech hosts UT Martin for final home match and senior night
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team closes out the 2014 regular season at home Saturday night as they host UT Martin (11-18, 4-11) for a 5:30 p.m. CT showdown.
November 11, 2014
Tech clinches playoff spot with four-set win over JSU
Junior Cody Dodd's performance helped the Golden Eagles take the four-set win (25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 25-22) over the Gamecocks to seal a spot in the 2014 Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.
November 10, 2014
Smith grabs third adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the week award
For the third time this season, Tennessee Tech’s senior libero Courtney Smith picked up the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the week award.
November 8, 2014
Golden Eagles swept by second-ranked Bruins
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior libero Courtney Smith provided an exceptional defensive effort for the Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon, but it was not enough as the Tennessee Tech volleyball team (12-18, 7-7) fell to Belmont, 3-0 (25-20, 25-15, 25-16).
November 7, 2014
TTU Sports Hall of Fame adds five with Class of 2014 induction
Five former student-athletes from five different sports were the honored guests Friday night as the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2014.
November 7, 2014
Tech tops Tigers in five-set thriller
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech volleyball team needed five sets to put away Tennessee State on Friday night, but they made it happen, moving to 7-6 in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 16-25, 15-6) win over the host Tigers.
November 5, 2014
Golden Eagles travel to Nashville for OVC rematches
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team heads down I-40 to take on Tennessee State on Friday at 7 p.m. CT, and then will travel to Belmont for a 2 p.m. showdown on Saturday afternoon.
November 1, 2014
Golden Eagles swept by top-ranked Racers
MURRAY, Ky. – The Tennessee Tech volleyball team fell to the top-ranked Murray State Racers on Saturday night in straight sets, 25-16, 25-20, 25-11.
October 31, 2014
TTU drops road match in Clarksville, 3-1
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee Tech (11-16, 6-5) volleyball team could not capitalize on a first set victory, dropping the final three to a deep Austin Peay (12-15, 7-4) squad, 3-1; 25-18, 24-26, 17-25, 25-21.
October 30, 2014
Tech heads into important Ohio Valley Conference weekend
This weekend, the Tennessee Tech volleyball team heads to Austin Peay and Murray State for a weekend that has significant importance on the Golden Eagles playoff chances. First TTU will face APSU on Friday night at 6 p.m. CT, and then Tech will head to Murray State on Saturday for 6 p.m.
October 27, 2014
Dodd picks up second adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor of the season
Tennessee Tech's Cody Dodd earned her second adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor on Tuesday, following an impressive all-around effort. The award is voted on by conference Sports Information Directors.
October 25, 2014
Golden Eagles top Morehead State for first season sweep of the Eagles since 1999
For the second time this season, the Tennessee Tech volleyball team topped the Morehead State Eagles. And for the second time, a mark in history was made. Tech (11-15, 6-4) made its mark with a 3-0 win, 25-20, 28-26, and 25-16.
October 24, 2014
Tech volleyball drops home match to Eastern Kentucky, 3-1
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team was bested by an offensive-minded Eastern Kentucky on Friday, losing 3-1; 25-19, 17-25, 25-23, 25-11.
October 23, 2014
Golden Eagles to experience déjà vu as they face familiar foes
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team will face some familiar foes this weekend as they return to Cookeville to host Eastern Kentucky Friday night at 7 p.m. CT and Morehead State on Saturday at 4 p.m.
October 20, 2014
Stephanie Busch Warren to be inducted into TTU Sports Hall of Fame Nov. 7
Stephanie Busch made a lasting impact on the Tennessee Tech volleyball program, setting records and helping her team to its first OVC Tournament Championship and first NCAA appearance. Those credentials have landed her in the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
October 18, 2014
Golden Eagles top Colonels in OVC road match
RICHMOND, Ky. – The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team has extended its win-streak to three matches following a Saturday aafternoon win over host Eastern Kentucky. The Golden Eagles bested the Colonels in a marathon match, taking the match 3-2; 21-25, 26-24, 16-25, 25-20, 15-6.
October 17, 2014
Golden Eagles top Morehead State for first time since 2009
MOREHEAD, Ky. – For the first time since 2009, the Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team got the best of perennial power Morehead State, winning the match 3-1; 23-25, 25-20, 30-28, 25-19.
October 16, 2014
Tech volleyball team heads north for a two-match road swing
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team hits the road for a two-match weekend swing where they will match-up with the Morehead State Eagles and the Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Tech will face the Eagles on Friday night at 6 p.m. CT; they will then travel to EKU to face the Colonels on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.
October 11, 2014
Golden Eagles top in-state foe Tennessee State to move to 3-3 in OVC play
the Tennessee Tech volleyball team outlasts the Tennessee State Tigers, wins 3-1; 25-22, 20-25, 25-20, 25-17.
October 10, 2014
Efficient Bruins best TTU in a three-set affair
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team could not find an offensive rhythm on Friday as they were topped by the Belmont Bruins, 3-0; 25-15, 25-19, 25-14.
October 8, 2014
Tennessee Tech volleyball team returns home in Ohio Valley Conference play, host Belmont, Tennessee State
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team returns home in Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend as it looks to take on Belmont and Tennessee State. The Golden Eagles will open up play with the Belmont Bruins at 7 p.m. CT on Friday, and will play TSU at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
October 7, 2014
UNSUNG LEADER: Ellen Conti receives initial award for behind-the-scenes leadership
Despite being injured for most of the month, senior Ellen Conti has been a leader within the Tennessee Tech volleyball team. She is the September recipient of a new award presented by Tech Athletics called the Unsung Leader Award.
October 3, 2014
Golden Eagles downed by the hand of Southeast Missouri
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Tennessee Tech volleyball team fell to 2-2 in conference play on Friday night as they were downed by Southeast Missouri 3-0; 16-25, 13-25, 15-25.
October 2, 2014
Golden Eagles hit the road as they head to Southeast Missouri
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team heads to Southeast Missouri this Friday for a 6 p.m. CT showdown.
September 30, 2014
Golden Eagles fall at the hand of the Gamecocks
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The Tennessee Tech volleyball team showed their heart on Tuesday night, despite losing to Jacksonville State 3-1; 17-25, 19-25, 25-20 and 25-27.
September 29, 2014
Tech heads to Jax State for midweek OVC match-up
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles return to the court as the head to Jacksonville State for a midweek Ohio Valley Conference match at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday night.
September 29, 2014
Smith does it again, nabs second-straight adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor
For the second straight week, senior libero Courtney Smith has been awarded for her defensive effort as she earned the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday.
September 27, 2014
Tech opens up OVC play 2-0 for first time since 1999
The Golden Eagles topped OVC foe SIU Edwardsville in an exciting five-set match, 3-2; 25-27, 25-14, 25-18, 23-25, and 15-12. Tech moved to 2-0 in conference play, and 7-11 overall.
September 26, 2014
Cookeville native leads Golden Eagles in first home match of the season
Tennessee Tech volleyball team looked topped Ohio Valley Conference foe Eastern Illinois on Friday nigh, 3-1; 25-21, 26-24, 22-25, and 25-22.
September 25, 2014
TTU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 to include five inductees
Five former student-athletes who stamped their marks on five different Golden Eagle programs will be enshrined into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame in November as the school honors its athletic legacy with the 40th annual induction ceremony.
September 25, 2014
Golden Eagles return home for first weekend of OVC play
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team opens Ohio Valley Conference play at home this weekend as it looks to take on Eastern Illinois and SIU Edwardsville. The Golden Eagles will open up play with the EIU Panther at 7 p.m. CT on Friday, and will play SIUE at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
September 23, 2014
Western Kentucky tops Golden Eagles in midweek match
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Tennessee Tech volleyball team knew Western Kentucky would be hard to handle on Tuesday night, but seeing the high-flying Hilltoppers in person proved to be a challenge, as the Golden Eagles were topped, 3-0; 18-25, 7-25, 13-25.
September 22, 2014
Golden Eagles travel to Western Kentucky for mid-week matchup
The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team hits the road for their final non-conference match of the season as they head to Bowling Green, Ky., to face former Ohio Valley Conference foe, Western Kentucky (11-4) in a 7 p.m. CT showdown on Tuesday night.
September 22, 2014
Senior libero nabs adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week
For the second straight week, Tennessee Tech volleyball has a player earn a weekly honor, as senior libero Courtney Smith earned the adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor on Tuesday.
September 20, 2014
Tech splits final day in Spartanburg in dramatic fashion
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle volleyball team split the final day of action at the Spartanburg Courtyard Classic, losing the opening game to USC Upstate, 3-1, and they closed out the tournament with a hard-fought five-set victory of Gardner-Webb.
September 19, 2014
Golden Eagles split opening day of Spartanburg Courtyard Classic
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagle volleyball team opened the Spartanburg Courtyard Classic with a 1-1 record, suffering a tournament-opening loss to host Wofford before rebounding for a win over North Carolina A&T.
September 18, 2014
Golden Eagles head to final preseason tournament before conference play
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team hits the road for their final preseason tournament of the season. The Golden Eagles are heading to the Spartanburg Courtyard Classic where they will face host Wofford, North Carolina A&T, USC Upstate, and Gardner-Webb.
September 15, 2014
Dodd earns adidas® OVC Offensive Player of the Week honors
Tennessee Tech’s Cody Dodd earned her first adidas® Ohio Valley Conference Offensive player of the Week honor on Tuesday for her impressive performances in the Cowgirl Classic hosted by McNeese State. The award is voted on by conference Sports Information Directors.
September 13, 2014
Golden Eagles split final day in Lake Charles, La.
LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team closed out the Cowgirl Classic with a spit result, losing 3-0 loss to Louisiana Monroe and beating the Golden Eagles winning 3-0; 25-20, 25-20, 27-27.
September 12, 2014
Golden Eagles split opening day of the Cowgirl Classic
LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team opened the Cowgirl Classic with a weekend opening win over Alcorn State and dropping a three-set match to host McNeese State.
September 10, 2014
Tennessee Tech volleyball heads to Louisiana for their third straight weekend on the road
The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team head to Lake Charles, La. for their third tournament of the season as they look to take on Alcorn State, host McNeese State, Louisiana Monroe, and Prairie View A&M.
September 6, 2014
Golden Eagles wrap-up play at the East Carolina Invitational
GREENVILLE, N.C. – The Tennessee Tech volleyball team finished the weekend at the East Carolina Invitational losing to both Morgan State and University of North Carolina Wilmington.
September 5, 2014
Golden Eagles win five-set thriller, split day one of the East Carolina Invitational
The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team went 1-1 on the opening day of play at the East Carolina Invitational, and it was not with out some excitement. The Golden Eagles closed the day with a grind-it-out match over Norfolk State, where they came from behind 0-2, to win 3-2; 23-25, 15-25, 25-20, 29-27, and 15-10.
September 4, 2014
Golden Eagle volleyball heads to East Carolina this weekend
The Tennessee Tech women’s volleyball team heads to the east coast this weekend as they look to compete in the East Carolina Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
August 30, 2014
Golden Eagles wrap-up weekend at Appalachian State
BOONE, N.C. - The Tennessee Tech volleyball team faced both tournament host Appalachian State and Cleveland State on Saturday, dropping both matches, 3-0.
August 29, 2014
Golden Eagles drop opening match of the season to Tennessee
BOONE, N.C. - The Tennessee Tech volleyball team opened the 2014 season at the Appalachian State Invitational today with a match against the University of Tennessee. The Golden Eagles dropped the set 3-0, 25-15, 25-14, 25-17.
August 27, 2014
Golden Eagles head to first tournament of the season at Appalachian State
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team has to wait no longer -- its first opportunities to officially take the court takes place this weekend at the Appalachian State Invitational when the Golden Eagles face host Appalachian State, Cleveland State and in-state for Tennessee.
August 23, 2014
Purple and Gold Scrimmage preps Golden Eagle squad for first tournament
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team put on their jerseys for the first time this season, donning them during the Purple and Gold Scrimmage on Saturday afternoon.
August 20, 2014
Golden Eagles to hold Purple and Gold Scrimmage Saturday afternoon
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team will hold its annual Purple and Gold Scrimmage on Saturday at 3 p.m. in Eblen Center. The events is open to the public and free.
August 5, 2014
Tennessee Tech volleyball team receives AVCA Team Academic award
The Tennessee Tech volleyball team was named a recipient of the 2013-14 American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic award. Tech is one of just six Ohio Valley Conference teams to win the award this year.