JBU Finishes Second at Regional Championships

Siloam Springs, Ark (December 2, 1999) — The John Brown University Lady Golden Eagles Volleyball team finished second at the Regional Championships on November 18-20 in Lubbock, TX.

The Lady Golden Eagles won their first two matches against number six seed, University of Texas at Permian Basin (18-16, 15-8, 15-6) and number two seed Texas Lutheran (13-15, 15-8, 15-7, 3-15, 17-15). The decisive match came in the third round against number one seed and thirteenth nationally ranked team, Lubbock Christian University, in three matches, 7-15, 6-15, 7-15.

Regional honors were awarded to sophomore Amber Squires who received First Team All Region VI and Region VI All Tournament Team; Tina Simoni who received Second Team All Region VI and Region VI All Tournament Team; and Melody Murray who received Second Team All Region VI.

Since 1919, John Brown University, a nondenominational Christian university, has provided top-quality, Christ-centered higher education. JBU embraces a three-fold emphasis on educating the "Head, Heart and Hand" of 1,500 students from 47 states and 33 countries. For ten consecutive years, JBU has been on the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges. The University has also repeatedly been included in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top regional colleges and universities.