The No. 4-ranked Washington University volleyball team upset No. 1-ranked Juniata College, 3-1 (18-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-21), to capture the 2009 NCAA Division III National Championship on Saturday, November 21, at the DeCarlo Varsity Center in University Heights, Ohio. Sophomore middle hitter Lauren Budde was named the Most Outstanding Player of the championship, as she led the Bears with 15 kills and five total blocks in the victory over Juniata. “A majority of the girls on the court were freshmen and sophomores,” says senior captain Laura Brazeal. “And for them to come out and play at this level was amazing.” Washington University now holds 17 team national championships in school history (10 volleyball, four women’s basketball, two men’s basketball, and one men’s tennis). Check out bearsports.wustl.edu for the latest sports news.