Road to the Championship
There are 330 NCAA member institutions that sponsor Division I Women’s Volleyball teams and are eligible to compete in the National Championship. All 330 programs support over 5,500 Women’s Volleyball student-athletes across the country.
The 2019 Division I Women’s Volleyball championship provided for a field of 64 teams to compete in a single elimination tournament. Of the 64 teams, 32 teams received automatic qualification while the remaining 32 teams were selected on an at-large basis by the Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee.
Selection Show | Sunday, December 1, 2019
The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship bracket was announced the Sunday before the first round of competition, time and network was announced
First and Second Rounds | December 5 - 7, 2019
First and Second round competition was held at 16 non-predetermined campus sites. At each campus site, four teams competed in single-elimination first round competition. The two advancing teams then competed against each other in single-elimination second round competition at the same campus site. The winning team from each of the 16 second rounds advanced to the regional round.
Regionals | December 13 - 14, 2019
Regionals for the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship were held at four non-predetermined campus sites. At each site, four teams competed in single-elimination regional semifinal competition. The two advancing teams then competed against each other in single-elimination regional final. The winning team from each of the four regions advanced to the DI Women’s Volleyball Championship final site in Pittsburgh, Pa.
National Championship | December 19 and 21, 2019
The 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship was held at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. The National Semifinals were held December 19, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The National Championship took place December 21, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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