Stanford is among the national top 31 in five statistical categories: 13th in hitting percentage (.270), 20th in blocks (2.66), 23rd in assists (13.14), 30th in kills (13.97) and 31st in winning percentage (.767). Stanford's Alix Klineman is a two-time All-American (1st team in '08, 2nd team in '07). She also is a second-team Academic All-American this year - one of just five non-seniors (and the only one to qualify for the NCAA tournament) to be tabbed Academic All-Americans this season. Gabi Ailes ranks second among players remaining in the tournament in season dig average (5.30; 16th overall). Stanford's Janet Okogbaa is 15th in DI in hitting percentage (.388). U-M ranks among the top 45 in the nation in five statistical categories, including 31st in kills (13.94). Michigan setter Lexi Zimmerman was a second-team All-American last year.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."