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Postseason Bound! Volleyball to Compete in NIVC

by | Nov 29, 2022

The Wildcats had a historic 20-win season, and are heading to the post-season.


FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Davidson College volleyball program is set to compete in the postseason for the third time in program history after earning a bid to the Women’s National Volleyball Invitational Championship for the first time ever.

The NIVC invitation comes 22 years after Davidson’s last postseason appearance, when the Wildcats made it to the NCAA tournament in back-to-back seasons (1999 & 2000) after winning the Southern Conference Championship.

The ‘Cats will learn their first round opponent and the location of the opening rounds when the full NIVC bracket is released on Sunday evening at after the NCAA’s Selection show.
The 2022 NIVC features 32 teams. Rounds 1 and 2 action are scheduled for Dec. 1-4, with round 3 scheduled for Dec. 6-8. The semifinals will be held Dec. 8-11, and the championship match will be played Dec. 12 or 13.
This is the fifth edition of the NIVC since its reboot through Triple Crown Sports, as the event previously ran from 1989-95. Previous champions of the renewed NIVC are UNLV (2021), Georgia Tech (2019), Iowa State (2018) and Ole Miss (2017). 

2022 Automatic Qualifiers:
*Alabama State (Southwestern Athletic Conference ) — 20-14
*Ball State (Mid-American Conference) — 24-8
*Binghamton (American East Conference) – 17-8
*Coppin State (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) — 23-10
Davidson (Atlantic 10 Conference ) — 20-10
Drake (Missouri Valley Conference) — 26-7
*Houston Christian (Southland Conference) – 23-10
*Liberty (Atlantic Sun Conference) – 23-8
Omaha (Summit Conference ) — 20-10
Portland State (Big Sky Conference) — 18-12
*UT Martin (Ohio Valley Conference) — 22-11
*UT-Rio Grande Valley (Western Athletic Conference) – 25-6

*Denotes conference regular season champion

About Triple Crown Sports
Based in Fort Collins, CO., Triple Crown Sports has been producing youth, high school and college events for 40 years. TCS runs both the preseason and postseason WNIT basketball events and produces the men’s and women’s DI Cancun Challenge tournaments in November. Triple Crown is also powering “WNIT” concept events in D-I softball (NISC) and volleyball (NIVC), with those two events debuting in 2017. Triple Crown’s PV College Challenge features 8-10 of the top DI college softball teams in the country each year in Puerto Vallarta, MX.

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