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Wednesday, November 30, 2005
NAIA National Championship - Pool Play
FPU sweeps Albertson, Idaho 30-21, 30-18, 30-21

Box score

San Diego - The Sunbirds got their 2005 championship run underway with a 30-21, 30-18, 30-21 pool-play sweep of Albertson College of Idaho.

Freshman Thais Julio led FPU with 15 kills and 15 digs. She had plenty of support from Lira Xavier (8 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks), Marin Shilling (9 kills) and Lorena Zuleta (7 kills, 2 blocks).

Setter Shu Liu directed the offense with 36 assists and also contributed five kills, seven digs, three service aces and was in on a couple of blocks.

FPU will be back on the court at 7:30 p.m. tonight when they face Lee of Tennessee.

Updated Records
Albertson, Idaho: 25-6 (0-1)
Sunbirds: 35-0 (1-0)

Live webcast

Listen to the action on KXEX 1550 Sporting News Radio. Robert Langpaap has the call.

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Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.

2005 NAIA National
Championship Tournament
What
The 26th NAIA National
Championship Tournament
Where
Golden Gymnasium,
Point Loma Nazarene University,
San Diego, California
When
November 20 - Dcember 3, 2004
Who
A 20-team field includes
GSAC members
Point Loma Nazarene (host),
Azusa Pacific, California Baptist
and Fresno Pacific
FPU Schedule & Results
#17Albertson, Idaho
#16 Lee, Tennessee
#9 Houston Baptist, Texas
#8 Gerorgetown, Kentucky
#2 California Baptist
FPU at the NAIA National
Championship Tournament
Past National Champions
Azusa Pacific
1980
Hawaii-Hilo
1981
Hawaii-Hilo
1982
Hawaii-Hilo
1983
Hawaii-Hilo
1984
Saint Mary's, Calif.
1985
Brigham Young-Hawaii
1986
Brigham Young-Hawaii
1987
Hawaii-Hilo
1988
Fresno Pacific
1989
Hawaii Pacific
1990
Brigham Young-Hawaii
1991
Brigham Young-Hawaii
1992
Puget Sound, Wash.
1993
Brigham Young-Hawaii
1994
Brigham Young-Hawaii
1995
Brigham Young-Hawaii
1996
Brigham Young-Hawaii
1997
Columbia, Mo.
1998
Columbia, Mo.
1999
Dickinson State, ND
2000
Columbia, Mo.
2001
National American, SD
2002
Fresno Pacific
2003
California Baptist
2004

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