Before the volleyball season began, Utah and head coach Beth Launiere set two goals for themselves that were simple and complex at the same time: The Utes wanted to be competitive in the Pac-12, and they wanted to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008, when they made the Sweet 16.
Nine conference wins accomplished the first goal. Sunday's at-large berth into the Big Dance emphatically accomplished the second. Utah saw its name pop up on ESPNU's selection show and the program erupted in celebration. The Utes will travel to Penn State, where they will face off against Yale on Friday night.
And now that they are there, they aren't satisfied. They want more.