Flashback in Wyoming Athletics History

Sept. 15, 1989
Multipurpose Gym
Wyoming 3, Colorado 0 (15-10, 15-8, 15-7)

On this date the University of Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball team beat the nationally ranked Colorado Buffaloes in a three-game sweep at the Multipurpose Gym in Laramie, Wyo.

The win, which moved the Cowgirls to 2-5 on the season, started a school record 13-game win streak, and a 10-2 record at home.

Wyoming celebrates after winning the HCAC Championship.

Chris Lull led the Cowgirls with 47 assists against CU, which added to her record setting season total. She ended the year with 1381 assists, a Cowgirl single-season record to this date, and Player of the Year honors in the High Country Athletic Conference.

After their domination of the Lady Buffs, who had very high expectations entering the season, the Cowgirls went on to win 23 out of their next 25, which included an 11-1 conference record and the only conference championship in Cowgirl Volleyball history.

During the streak the Cowgirls had the highest win percentage in school history at .774 (25-7), along with the second longest win streaks in school history at 13 and 10.

Also, as they did with CU, the team swept 14 of their 25 matches to earn themselves a trip to the NCAA Tournament. In the post-season Wyoming beat Washington and Stanford before losing to UCLA in the third round.

The 1989 team shows off their HCAC Championship trophy.

Cowgirl head coach Mike English was named West Region Co-Coach of the year with Andy Banachowski of UCLA.

Five Cowgirls were named All-HCAC that season: Ginger Bruere, Darcy Cudaback, Dailene Glenn, Lull and Judy Peck. Cudaback, Lull and Peck were also awarded All-Region honors, while Cudaback earned All-America recognition, the first in school history to do so.

The 1989 Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball team was inducted into the UW Athletics Hall of Fame in 2005.

(Content contributions: Jeff Franks)