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Twitter reactions to Kentucky volleyball winning first natty in program and SEC history

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CHAMPS!

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For the first time ever, the Kentucky Wildcats volleyball team are national champions.

The Cats rallied after losing the first set of Saturday’s national championship match in Omaha, Nebraska, against the Texas Longhorns to win the next three and claim their first national championship in program history.

Not only did the Cats win their program’s first title, but they became the first school in SEC history to win a national championship, giving the SEC at least one national champion in all 21 sports that it sponsors.

The team was led by head coach Craig Skinner who has been at the helm of the program since 2005. He has guided the Cats to 15 straight NCAA Tournament berths and four straight SEC titles and now has won the program’s first national championship in a year he was also named National Coach of the Year.

Senior Madison Lilley, who set 59 assists in Saturday’s championship match, won both National Player of the Year and NCAA Tournament MVP honors this season to guide her team to a crown.

In a season split between the normal fall and spring due to COVID-19, the Cats are considered 2020 National Champions.

With the Cats crowned champions, the Big Blue Nation went berserk on both Twitter and in the streets of Lexington.

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