Volleyball Team ’85

The 1985 volleyball team was the first Bluffton team with 30 wins in any sport, finishing 35-6 overall and 6-0 in the Western Buckeye Collegiate Conference. The team won the Ashland, WBCC and NAIA District 22 tournaments before placing second in the Bi-District 15 tournament.

Coach Kim Fischer’s team won 11 of its first 12 matches, dropping only three sets in the process. After a pair of losses, Bluffton won seven in a row before dropping a close match to archrival Ohio Northern. The Beavers defeated Findlay twice for the WBCC tournament title and, following another close loss, to Grove City, they downed Findlay and Walsh for the district crown. A loss to Northwood Institute in the bi-district tournament ended the season.

Teresa Runner was first-team all-conference and all-district, while Dawn Freck was first-team All-WBCC and second-team all-district and Mary DeJute was second-team all-conference and honorable mention all-district. Fischer was selected as WBCC Coach of the Year.