This will be the 10th postseason for the Bobcats, and first time they'll host postseason play since its first appearance in the NIVC.
There were tears when Wichita State was announced Sunday as a first-time host for the opening two rounds of the NCAA volleyball tournament. Colorado and James Madison will square off in the other first-round game in Waco, preceding the Baylor game at 4:30. Texas Tech will play SMU at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
UW's tournament bid marks the fifth postseason appearance in program history and the first since the 1994 season.
"We are excited", Flory said". "I think this is a challenge we will accept pretty quickly and be ready for". McGuyre called the night "my favorite of the season". "And then, the excitement on the girls' faces is priceless, as we're excited to extend our season".
"We are very happy with the 11th seed", said Utah coach Beth Launiere.
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The University of Denver, the 25-14 Summit League Champions, takes on the 21st-ranked Cal-Poly Mustangs at 6:30 p.m.in Los Angeles. "To see our name on the 16 seed was pretty special".
The committee answered that question with a resounding yes. "UNI has had some huge wins this year", said Busboom Kelly.
"The other thing I learned is not to make it any more of the match than it really is, we're going to practice and prepare the way we always practice and prepare and whatever happens, happens". "I think we are a little disappointed with the way we finished up the regular season, but what I am seeing from our team now is a focus".
"Just an incredible feeling", said Samara West. And we've done that since year one, year two, year three. We're going to set that attendance record. With a win, the Badgers would face the victor of the Princeton-Iowa State match. ESPNU's screen said so early in Sunday's selection show.
She didn't back away from that statement later when questioned by reporters. "I figured that they'd do well this season". You can vote for them daily right here until December 4. Saturday's Second Round contest will begin at 6 p.m.
The victor of that bout faces either 23-6 Baylor or 23-8 Miami of Ohio. Seimet and the Falcons will play in the NIVC post-season tournament.