NC Beach Volleyball Champ Info

Beach Volleyball Championship

2023 NCAA WOMEN'S BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

GULF PLACE BEACH | GULF SHORES, AL | MAY 5-7, 2023

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Road to the Championship

National Participation
There are 86 NCAA member institutions that sponsor National Collegiate Women’s Beach Volleyball teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 86 programs support approximately 1,000 Beach Volleyball student-athletes across the country.
 
Selection Process
The 2022 Beach Volleyball Tournament will consist of 16 teams. Eight teams will be automatic qualifiers. The committee will select two teams from the East Region and two teams from the West Region. The final four teams will be selected at large. All 16 teams will be seeded for the championship.

Selection Show | April 30, 2022
The NCAA Division I Women's Beach Volleyball Championship bracket will be announced the Saturday before the first round of competition.
 
National Championship | May 4-8, 2022
The 2022 NCAA Women's Beach Volleyball Championship will be held at Gulf Shores Public Beach in Gulf Shores, AL. The first round of tournament will be conducted on Wednesday, May 4 with winning teams advancing to the next round of eight teams in single elimination.  The second round and championship matches will take place May 6 with the winning teams advancing to the championship bracket and losing teams moving to the elimination bracket. The first round of the elimination bracket will also be conducted Friday, May 6 with winning teams advancing in the elimination bracket and losing teams being eliminated from the tournament.
 
On Saturday, May 7 the second and third round of the elimination bracket will be conducted with winning teams advancing in the elimination bracket and losing teams being eliminated from the tournament. These will be followed by the third-round match of the championship bracket with winning team advancing to the national championship match and losing team moving to the elimination bracket.
 
On Sunday, May 8 the final match of the elimination bracket will be conducted with winning team advancing to the Championship match and losing team being eliminated from the tournament. The National Championship match will then be conducted on Sunday, May 8.