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UCSB star volleyball player Lindsey Ruddins finally makes NCAA Tournament

Ruddins and UCSB play Texas State in first round of the NCAA Tournament in women's volleyball

UC SANTA BARBARA, Calif.- She has a trophy case of individual honors.

But now UCSB senior Lindsey Ruddins will play on the big stage of the NCAA Tournament.

The Gauchos will face Texas State on Thursday, December 5 in Austin, Texas with the winner advancing to play the winner of the Texas-Albany match.

It is UCSB's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2013 but 29th overall.

Ruddins is only the second Gaucho player to be named First-Team All-Big West four times.

She is the Gauchos career kill leader in the rally scoring era.

Now Ruddins gets to play in the NCAA Tournament.

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Mike Klan

Mike Klan is the sports director for KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.