The Stanford women’s volleyball team found itself in hot water Saturday night after a locker room image went viral following the Cardinal national championship win over Nebraska. The image was first shared by the NCAA Volleyball Twitter account before quickly being deleted.
Bernard Muir, Stanford’s Director of Athletics, released a statement just after 2 a.m. CT on the incident.
“We are aware of a picture taken in our team's locker room following the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship and posted on social media,” Muir said. “The image in the background of the picture is unacceptable and does not reflect the values of Stanford University. We have reached out to our colleagues at Nebraska to express our sincerest apologies to the university and its women's volleyball program. We regret detracting from what was otherwise a great night for the sport of women's volleyball.”
Nebraska fell to Stanford Saturday night, 3-2, in front of a sold-out crowd at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Cardinal ends their season at 34-1 and the Huskers at 29-7.