NCAA Has Announced Tournament Field for 2009 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship

11/15/2009

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NCAA RELEASE

 

INDIANAPOLIS---The NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Committee has selected the 64 teams that will be participating in the 2009 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship. Eight teams were selected from each of the following eight regions: Atlantic, Central, East, Midwest, South, South Central, Southeast and West.

Eight eight-team regionals will be played at on-campus sites. Regional competition will be single-elimination, best three-of-five game matches and will not include a third-place match. The winners of each of the eight regionals will advance to the finals, December 3-5, on the campus of a participating institution. Competition at the finals site will be single-elimination, best three-of-five game matches.

Atlantic Region
Hosted by California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pennsylvania - November 19-21
No. 1 California (Pennsylvania) (32-4) vs. No. 8 Chowan (27-8)
No. 2 Lock Haven (31-5) vs. No. 7 Mercyhurst (18-11)
No. 3 Clarion (24-8) vs. No. 6 Edinboro (21-12)
No. 4 Gannon (22-9) vs. No. 5 Wheeling Jesuit (32-5)

Central Region
Hosted by Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minnesota - November 19-21
No. 1 Concordia-St. Paul (31-0) vs. No. 8 Colorado School of Mines (21-9)
No. 2 Southwest Minnesota State (25-7) vs. No. 7 Metropolitan State (24-6)
No. 3 Nebraska-Kearney (31-2) vs. No. 6 Minnesota Duluth (22-8)
No. 4 Wayne State Nebraska (28-7) vs. No. 5 Minnesota State Mankato (25-6)

East Region
Hosted by Dowling College, Oakdale, New York - November 19-21
No. 1 Dowling (26-6) vs. No. 8 Georgian Court (26-9)
No. 2 New Haven (24-5) vs. No. 7 Pace (17-11)
No. 3 Bridgeport (31-6) vs. No. 6 Massachusetts-Lowell (22-9)
No. 4 Adelphi (27-9) vs. No. 5 Bentley (17-12)

Midwest Region
Hosted by University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana - November 19-21
No. 1 Indianapolis (32-1) vs. No. 8 Michigan Tech (14-14)
No. 2 Lewis (27-4) vs. No. 7 Ferris State (18-11)
No. 3 Saginaw Valley State (21-9) vs. No. 6 Grand Valley State (16-12)
No. 4 Northern Michigan (18-11) vs. No. 5 Hillsdale (23-7)

South Region
Hosted by University of Tampa, Tampa, Florida - November 19-21
No. 1 Tampa (28-2) vs. No. 8 Albany State (Georgia) (20-7)
No. 2 Saint Leo (27-3) vs. No. 7 North Alabama (18-13)
No. 3 West Florida (19-12) vs. No. 6 Lynn (20-11)
No. 4 Eckerd (18-11) vs. Nova Southeastern (19-10)

South Central Region
Hosted by University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri - November 19-21
No. 1 Central Missouri (32-4) vs. No. 8 Dallas Baptist (20-16)
No. 2 Washburn (32-4) vs. No. 7 Nebraska-Omaha (20-13)
No. 3 West Texas A&M (31-3) vs. No. 6 Truman (24-12)
No. 4 Emporia State (29-5) vs. No. 5 Pittsburg State (24-10)

Southeast Region
Hosted by Wingate University, Wingate, North Carolina - November 20-22
No. 1 Wingate (34-1) vs. No. 8 Tusculum (17-14)
No. 2 Flagler (30-8) vs. No. 7 Lees-McRae (28-5)
No. 3 Armstrong Atlantic State (25-8) vs. No. 6 Lincoln Memorial (21-9)
No. 4 Carson-Newman (22-9) vs. No. 5 Catawba (17-11)

West Region
Hosted by California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California - November 19-21
No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino (28-1) vs. No. 8 Seattle Pacific (16-11)
No. 2 UC San Diego (28-2) vs. No. 7 San Francisco State (20-10)
No. 3 Sonoma State (22-7) vs. No. 6 Cal State L.A. (21-8)
No. 4 Hawaii Hilo (25-1) vs. No. 5 Alaska Anchorage (22-6)

CONFERENCES RECEIVING AUTOMATIC QUALIFICATION BERTHS:

California Collegiate Athletic Association - Cal State San Bernardino
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference - Georgian Court
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association - Chowan
Conference Carolinas - Lees-McRae
East Coast Conference - Bridgeport
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Hillsdale
Great Lakes Valley Conference - Indianapolis
Great Northwest Athletic Conference - Alaska Anchorage
Gulf South Conference - West Florida
Heartland Conference - Dallas Baptist
Lone Star Conference - West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association - Central Missouri
Northeast-10 Conference - Massachusetts-Lowell
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference - Concordia-St. Paul
Pacific West Conference - Hawaii Hilo
Peach Belt Conference - Flagler
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference - California (Pennsylvania)
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference - Metropolitan State
South Atlantic Conference - Wingate
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Albany State (Georgia)
Sunshine State Conference - Saint Leo
West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Wheeling Jesuit

The complete 2009 NCAA Division II Women's Volleyball Championship bracket is available online at www.NCAA.com.

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