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BYU volleyball: Cougars rank first nationally in attendance

By Rachel Hawks

For the Deseret News

Published: Monday, May 12 2014 12:55 p.m. MDT

BYU men's volleyball fans cheer during a match in April.

Tim Johnson, KSL

BYU volleyball led the nation in attendance again this season, averaging 3,460 fans per home match, and placed second in attendance average jump with 441 more fans per home match than last season.

The Cougars brought in 504 more fans per match than league foe Hawaii, which averaged 2,956 to place No. 2 in the rankings. UC Irvine was No. 3 with 1,043, Loyola Chicago was No. 4 with 1,032 and Long Beach State came in at No. 5 with 1,027.

This is the third consecutive season BYU has come in first in the attendance average rankings. The Cougars have dominated at the Smith Fieldhouse, not dropping a match since February 2013 for the longest home win streak in school history at 25 matches.

Rachel Hawks is the men's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.

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