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August 22, 2023
The BIC Special Edition:
SIAC Approved for NCAA Tournament Auto Bid
The NCAA Division Competition Oversight Committee at its recent meeting approved the SIAC receiving an automatic bid to the Division I-II men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament starting in 2024.
The automatic bid was awarded to the SIAC, despite the Division II conference not meeting the two-year eligibility waiting period.
The committee opted to provide the SIAC a waiver because of the conference’s commitment to expansion after losing one of its original men’s volleyball programs. It also recognized the SIAC’s efforts at “fostering growth and diversity in a region that has had little representation” in NCAA men’s volleyball, according to the committee’s meeting minutes.
The 2024 season will be the SIAC’s third season. Central State won the inaugural conference championship in 2022, and Edward Waters while undefeated in conference play to win the SIAC title last season.