Sites, field of 64 set for Championship
Tournament gets under way Nov. 8 with regional action
Last Updated - November 5, 2012 11:50 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS — The Division III Women’s Volleyball Committee announced Monday the field of 64 teams for the 2012 Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship.
Forty-two conferences were awarded automatic qualification for the 2012 championship. Two teams were selected from Pool B, which consists of independent schools and school that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification. The final 20 berths were reserved for Pool C, which consists of schools from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and any remaining Pool B teams.
Regional competition will be Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11, at all host sites except Calvin and St. Thomas (Minn.), which has competition slated for Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 8-10.
The women’s volleyball committee also announced the regional host schools and sites: Cal Lutheran (Thousand Oaks, Calif.); Calvin (Grand Rapids, Mich.); Christopher Newport (Newport News, Va.); Clarkson (Potsdam, N.Y.); Connecticut College (New London, Conn.); Elmhurst (Elmhurst, Ill.); St. Thomas (Minn.) (St. Paul, Minn.); Salisbury (Salisbury, Md.).
In last year’s final, Wittenberg defeated Christopher Newport 3-0 to capture its first Division III title in program history.
CONFERENCE SCHOOL Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Medaille American Southwest Hardin-Simmons Capital Athletic Salisbury Centennial Johns Hopkins City University of New York Athletic Baruch College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Elmhurst Colonial States Athletic Neumann Commonwealth Coast Roger Williams Commonwealth Stevenson Empire 8 Nazareth Freedom Eastern Great Northeast Athletic Emerson Great South Athletic Salem Heartland Collegiate Athletic Mount St. Joseph Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Wartburg Landmark Juniata Little East Massachusetts-Boston Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Framingham State Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Calvin Midwest Cornell (Iowa) Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic St. Thomas (Minn.) New England Collegiate Southern Vermont New England Small College Athletic Middlebury New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic MIT New Jersey Athletic Richard Stockton North Atlantic Colby-Sawyer North Coast Athletic Wittenberg North Eastern Athletic Gallaudet Northern Athletics Benedictine (Ill.) Northwest Pacific Lutheran Ohio Athletic Mount Union Old Dominion Athletic Washington & Lee Presidents’ Athletic Thomas More Skyline Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.) Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Cal Lutheran Southern Collegiate Athletic Colorado College St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Webster State University of New York Athletic SUNY Cortland University Athletic Association Emory Upper Midwest Northwestern (Minn.) USA South Athletic Christopher Newport Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association Wisconsin-Eau Claire
POOL B AND C BERTHS Pool B (2) Clarkson Skidmore Pool C (20) Bowdoin Puget Sound Chapman Randolph-Macon Chicago St. Benedict Connecticut College Southwestern (Texas) Dominican (Ill.) Springfield Heidelberg SUNY New Paltz Hope Trinity (Texas) La Verne Washington (Mo.) Ohio Northern Wisconsin-Stevens Point Otterbein Wisconsin-Whitewater