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The University of Georgia played its first varsity season in 1978. Since the program's inception, Georgia has notched 18 seasons with 20 or more wins and produced arguably the Southeastern Conference's most prolific performer in Priscilla Pacheco.

Nine NCAA Tournament appearances, including three Sweet 16 showings and two SEC titles highlight Georgia's volleyball history.

Led by setter Jenny McDowell, who spread out 5,667 assists during her time in red and black, the Bulldogs won an SEC Championship in 1985 and then repeated the feat in 1986. Georgia has also finished second in the league four times.

Following its SEC Championship season in 1985, Georgia reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. That season, the Bulldogs made it to the Sweet 16. The Bulldogs repeated their strong showing in 1986, reaching the Sweet 16 for the second-straight year.

In 1991, the Bulldogs reached the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, before qualifying for the NCAA Tournament for the third time in school history. Georgia went on to reach the NCAA Tournament in each of the next four years. During that span, the Bulldogs amassed an overall record of 128-41.

After failing to reach the NCAA Tournament since 1995, the Bulldogs made it back in 2004 after going 18-12 on the year that included a 9-7 mark in SEC play.

Despite not reaching the NCAA Tournament over the next several seasons, the Bulldogs produced several All-SEC performers. From 2005-12, Georgia has 12 all-conference honorees, including three-time selection Maria Taylor.

In 2011, Georgia hired Lizzy Stemke to be the program's sixth head coach. Over the next three seasons Stemke, a former All-American at Wisconsin, put the Bulldogs back on track, increasing the win total every year. In 2013, Stemke led the Bulldogs a 22-10 record that helped them earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The 2013 season was a historic one, as they posted its first 20-win season since 2002. The team also earned the most win since 1994, recorded the most SEC wins since 1995 and defeated No. 15 Kentucky in front of nearly 2,000 people and a nationally televised ESPN audience. The win over Kentucky was the first over a ranked team under Stemke. That year, Brittany Northcutt became just the 16th player in Georgia history to amass over 1,000 kills in a career, helping her become the first Georgia player to earn a spot on the all-conference team since 2010. Georgia got its 17th 1,000 kill performer in 2014 when Tirah Le'au reached the mark.

The Bulldogs have five All-American honors in program history. Georgia's only first-team selection, Pacheco, earned top recognition in 1993 and 1994. Pacheco also smashed the NCAA record for kills in a five-game match (53, since broken) and led the nation two straight years in kills per game. In addition, Pacheco has the most career kills (2,675) of any player who has ever taken the court in the SEC. Nikki Nicholson, a two-time Second Team All-American as well as an exceptional student, co-captained the 1995 squad. Shelly Gross, who holds the career digs record for the Bulldogs at 1,748, made third-team All-American in 1986.

The Bulldogs have been exemplary off the court as the Nikki Nicholson was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in both 1994 and 1995. Additionally, the Bulldogs have nine CoSIDA Academic All-American honorees, seven players named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, 151 SEC Academic Honor Roll members, 20 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll members, four players who earned postgraduate scholarships and 14 players who earned a spot on the SEC Volleyball Community Service Team.

By the Numbers
2 SEC Championships (1985 & 1986)
9 NCAA Tournament Appearances (1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2004, 2013)
3 All-Americans earning 11 honors
65 All-SEC Honors
1 SEC Player of the Year - Priscilla Pacheco (1994)
5 SEC Freshman of the Year
4 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans earning 9 honors
151 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections
20 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll members
14 SEC Volleyball Community Service Team selections

Great Moments in Georgia Volleyball History
1. Georgia won its first SEC title in 1985
2. The Bulldogs repeated as SEC champs, earning the title in 1985
3. Georgia made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 1985, advancing to the Sweet 16.
4. The Bulldogs returned to the NCAA Tournament and Sweet 16 in 1986.
5. From 1991-1995 Georgia made it to the NCAA Tournament in each year, advancing to the Sweet 16 in 1993
6. Priscilla Pacheco was the NCAA kills champion in 1993 and 1994
7. Priscilla Pacheco (1st team) and Nikki Nicholson (2nd team) became Georgia's first All-Americans in 1993
8. The paid earned All-American honors again in 1994
9. Nikki Nicholson was named the CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in both 1994 and 1995.
10. Georgia moved to its new home, the Ramsey Center, in 1995
11. Georgia made it back to the NCAA Tournament in 2004
12. Alexandra Oquendo became the third player to earn All-American honors in 2004
13. From 1988-2001 Georgia had a streak of 14 season where it had at least one All-SEC selection
14. From 2007-09, Georgia had at least one SEC selection
15. In 2008, Georgia defeated No. 8 Florida at home
16. In 2013, the Bulldogs reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2004, recording its first 20-win season since 2002, earning the most wins (22) since 1994, recording the most Southeastern Conference wins (11) since 1995 and defeated then-No. 15 Kentucky at home in front of nearly 2,000 people and a nationally televised ESPN audience in Stegeman Coliseum.