NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Hope is national champion for the first time after topping Emory in five sets on Monday in the NCAA Division III championship game.

The second-ranked Flying Dutch won 21-25, 25-21, 25-22, 24-26, 15-8 at Christopher Newport in Newport News, Virginia.

DIII WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
National Championship
Robinson: Hope fights off resilient Emory for DIII title
HOP 3 vs. EMY 2 Box Highlights
National Semifinals
Robinson: Miles 'integral' to Emory title run
Robinson: Hope looks forward to day of rest
EMY 3 vs. WSP 1 Box Highlights
CAL 0 vs. HOP 0 Box Highlights
Robinson: Long-time rivals meet in the semifinals
National Quarterfinals
Robinson: Emory keeping foot on gas
WSP 3 vs. CMS 2 Box Highlights
EMY 3 vs. WIL 1 Box Highlights
CLK 0 vs. HOP 3 Box Highlights
CNU 1 vs. CAL 3 Box Highlights
Brackets: Interactive | Printable
Hope (34-2) joined the 2006 and 1990 women's basketball teams as national title winners.

The Flying Dutch also matched the 2009 volleyball team that went 34-4 for wins in a single season.

Senior outside hitter Jenna Grasmeyer recorded a match-high 22 kills against fifth-ranked Emory (39-4). Grasmeyer, Hope's all-time leader in kills and three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All-American, was named the championship's most outstanding player.

Senior outside hitter Amy VanderStoep totaled a career-high 19 kills and earned all-tournament honors.

Junior setter Lauren Hazekamp totaled a career-high 58 assists. Hazekamp, a two-time AVCA Second Team All-American, made the all-tournament team.

Senior Anna Lynch chipped in 16 kills.

Senior middle hitter Jillian Sommerville contributed seven kills, while senior Elyse Maley collected 19 digs. 

Hope's senior class totaled a career record of 120-17 in the past four years.