INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2018 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship.
Forty-three conferences were awarded an automatic qualification for the 2018 championship. Two institutions were selected from Pool B, which includes independent institutions and institutions from conferences that do not meet the automatic qualification criteria. The final 19 berths were reserved for Pool C, which consists of institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and independent institutions.
Conferences and teams receiving automatic qualification (43):
Pool B Berth (2):
Pool C Berths (19):
Franklin & Marshall
St. Thomas (Minnesota)
The women’s volleyball committee also announced the eight regional sites:
Chicago, Illinois – Chicago, host
Grand Rapids, Michigan – Calvin, host
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania – Juniata, host
Ithaca, New York – Ithaca, host
Mount Berry, Georgia – Berry, host
Providence, Rhode Island – Johnson & Wales (Providence), host
Saint Peter, Minnesota – Gustavus Adolphus, host
Wellesley, Massachusetts – Babson, host
Regional competition will be Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11, at all sites except Grand Rapids where competition will be Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10.
In last year’s final, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated Wittenberg in three sets to win its first NCAA volleyball championship in school history.
Log on to ncaa.com for more information regarding the 2018 championship, including the complete bracket with dates and sites.