ROSEMONT, Ill. (  – With its 3-1 win over Indiana on Saturday, the No. 4 Minnesota volleyball team earned the outright 2015 Big Ten Championship.
The crown marks Minnesota’s first Big Ten title since 2002 and second overall. The Golden Gophers improve to 18-2 in Big Ten play and 26-4 overall and have earned the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship.
The Golden Gophers won by a score of 25-17 in the first set, following with a 25-18 win in the second set before falling 23-25 in the third stanza. Minnesota came back in the fourth set, ultimately winning 25-16. Sarah Wilhite led the way with 18 kills, hitting at a clip of .417 followed by Daly Santana with 14 kills. Dalianliz Rosado had a match high with 20 digs.