Three Briercrest court sports are ranked nationally

Posted: November 26, 2013

The Briercrest College women’s volleyball team has broken into the top 15 CCAA National rankings this week. They join men’s basketball and volleyball teams that have both been ranked since the initial CCAA national rankings of the 2013-14 season.

As Briercrest women’s volleyball ends the fall semester they have been recognized as 12th best team in the most recent CCAA National women’s volleyball rankings. After splitting with CCAA ranked Grant MacEwan University to start the season, the team continued to sit near the top of the standings before ending the semester with two straight victories over CCAA number two ranked Grande Prairie Regional College. Those victories were the first losses of the season for Grande Prairie and pushed them down to seventh in the rankings. With a 7-3 record Briercrest is tied with NAIT for second in the ACAC, behind the only undefeated team remaining in the ACAC, CCAA fourth ranked Red Deer College. Women’s volleyball has a bye weekend to end the fall semester before travelling to Lethbridge January 10-11.

Women’s volleyball rankings can be found at CCAA women's volleyball rankings

Briercrest men’s volleyball has won four straight games and for the second week in a row they maintain their 12th ranking in the most recent CCAA men’s volleyball rankings. After beginning the year with three straight weekends against three of the top four teams in the ACAC, Briercrest capitalized on their last two weekends and enter the Christmas break with a 5-5 record. Their next competition will be January 17-18 when they host ACAC fifth place NAIT.

Men’s volleyball rankings can be found at CCAA men's volleyball rankings.

After splitting games against NAIT and Grant MacEwan over the weekend, the Briercrest men’s basketball has moved down slightly in the CCAA National men’s basketball ranking to 12th place. In seven of the first eight games of the season Briercrest has faced the top teams in the ACAC. The only top-seven team that they have not tipped off against so far this season is the sole undefeated team in the ACAC, Red Deer College. It doesn’t get much easier this weekend as they face the eighth place team in St. Mary’s College this weekend.

Men’s basketball rankings can be found at CCAA men's basketball rankings.

To reach women’s volleyball coach Nolan Weinmaster call 306-690-8315

To reach men’s volleyball coach Nigel Mullan call 306-631-0337

To reach men’s basketball coach Rod Adrian call 306-630-6492