UCCS ranks No. 40 nationally in average volleyball attendance

By Doug Fitzgerald published May 15, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS- The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs volleyball team ranked 40th nationally in average attendance in 2007, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

The Mountain Lions drew an average of 333 fans in the tiny, 400-seat Lions' Den.

UCCS was one of five Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schools ranked among the top 50. Nebraska-Kearney led the nation with an average of 1,195 fans per match. Adams State, with 366 per match, ranked 29th, followed by UCCS at No. 40. Mesa State was 46th with 291 and Western State was 49th with 284.

UCCS expects to play just one more season in the Lions'Den before moving into its new, 1,350-seat events center.

2007-08 Women's Volleyball Attendance

Division II

Leading Teams by Home Attendance Average

Team , Total , Home Matches , Avg.

1. Neb.-Kearney , 26,289 , 22 , 1,195

2. Southwest Minn. St. , 9,220 , 13 , 709

3. Washburn , 12,381 , 18 , 688

4. Pittsburg St. , 5,927 , 9 , 659

5. Neb.-Omaha , 7,042 , 11 , 640

6. Northwest Nazarene , 5,644 , 9 , 627

7. Minn. St. Mankato , 5,014 , 8 , 627

8. West Tex. A&M , 10,565 , 18 , 587

9. West Ala. , 4,970 , 9 , 552

10. Minn. Duluth , 7,923 , 15 , 528

11. UC San Diego , 4,415 , 9 , 491

12. Wayne St. (Neb.) , 5,730 , 12 , 478

13. Henderson St. , 4,727 , 10 , 473

14. Grand Valley St. , 7,420 , 16 , 464

15. Augustana (S.D.) , 3,636 , 8 , 455

16. Missouri S&T , 5,311 , 12 , 443

17. Central Wash. , 4,402 , 10 , 440

18. Western Wash. , 5,164 , 12 , 430

19. Alas. Anchorage , 4,689 , 11 , 426

20. Truman , 6,238 , 15 , 416

21. Northern Mich. , 4,531 , 11 , 412

22. Southwest Baptist , 3,519 , 9 , 391

23. Tex. A&M-Kingsville , 3,852 , 10 , 385

24. Emporia St. , 3,068 , 8 , 384

25. Bemidji St. , 4,175 , 11 , 380

26. Harding , 5,306 , 14 , 379

27. Hawaii Hilo , 3,707 , 10 , 371

28. Western Ore. , 3,324 , 9 , 369

29. Adams St. , 4,761 , 13 , 366

30. Incarnate Word , 4,386 , 12 , 366

31. Midwestern St. , 3,630 , 10 , 363

32. Cal St. San B'dino , 5,741 , 16 , 359

33. North Ala. , 4,584 , 13 , 353

34. Mont. St.-Billings , 3,446 , 10 , 345

35. Virginia St. , 2,732 , 8 , 342

36. BYU-Hawaii , 3,053 , 9 , 339

37. St. Mary's (Tex.) , 4,705 , 14 , 336

38. Cal St. Chico , 3,668 , 11 , 333

39. Central Mo. , 3,998 , 12 , 333

40. UC-Colo. Springs , 2,993 , 9 , 333

41. Elizabeth City St. , 3,966 , 12 , 331

42. Concordia-St. Paul , 5,911 , 18 , 328

43. Ala.-Huntsville , 3,883 , 12 , 324

44. Mary , 3,204 , 10 , 320

45. Lock Haven , 1,851 , 6 , 309

46. Mesa St. , 2,909 , 10 , 291

Lynn, 2,909, 10, 191

48. Hillsdale , 3,753 , 13 , 289

49. Western St. , 2,839 , 10 , 284

50. Tampa , 4,826 , 17 , 284

Leading Conferences by Home Attendance Average

Conference , Teams , Home Matches , Total , Avg.

1. NCC , 7 , 72 , 29,946 , 416

2. MIAA , 10 , 124 , 44,953 , 363

3. Great Northwest , 10 , 103 , 34,721 , 337

4. RMAC , 14 , 177 , 58,973 , 333

5. Northern Sun , 10 , 125 , 40,233 , 322

6. Gulf South , 14 , 162 , 43,063 , 266

7. Lone Star , 13 , 146 , 36,661 , 251

8. Pacific West , *5 , 52 , 12,709 , 244

9. CCAA , 10 , 123 , 29,790 , 242

10. GLIAC , 13 , 156 , 36,563 , 234

*Provisional teams not included.

Averages based on figures from final NCAA statistics report. Schools must have a minimum of five home matches to be ranked in the team category.

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