2010 NCAA Volleyball Championship Austin Regional press conference quotes: Florida
Dec. 9, 2010
Head coach Mary Wise
On comparing the strength of the SEC to the Big 10 and Big 12: I think you can look at the top of the league and say that they are very close in terms of the physicality of the teams like Minnesota and Penn State from the Big 10 and Nebraska and Texas out of the Big 12. But what you are talking about is parity. That's what we have seen in women's volleyball from the opening weekend of the season to the end of the regular season.
On preparing for the tournament: We will not only be working on us, but also be preparing for Purdue. It will be a typical practice prior to a match. We will be fine-tuning some things in our players to get used to the venue. We will also be working on some things that we hope will help us tomorrow night.
Junior setter/opposite hitter Kelly Murphy
On Texas: I know Texas has gone through a lot this year dealing with injuries and having to put together some different things. I think that right now, they are playing great volleyball and one of our goals was to be playing our best volleyball in December. I think we are well on our way of doing that.
Senior outside hitter Callie Rivers
On playing Texas earlier this season: I think Texas has a really strong team. They have a great program so they pretty much have a great team every year. I think we were very fortunate to win that match. I thought both teams played really well and I actually think playing such a hard schedule in the beginning has helped us through the SEC and getting through tough matches like the five game match we had this past weekend against Florida State.