UAA to host 2015 NCAA Div. II Volleyball West Regional Championships

by Michelle Saport  |   

The nationally 9th-ranked Alaska Anchorage volleyball team has been selected as host for the NCAA Division II West Region Championships. UAA - which has captured a No. 1 regional seed for the first time - will host the eight-team tournament Dec. 4-6 at the Alaska Airlines Center.

The Seawolves (26-2) - who earned the Great Northwest Athletic Conference's automatic NCAA Tournament bid - will play their opening-round match Friday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. against No. 8 seed Dixie State (19-10). UAA is making its third consecutive NCAA appearance and sixth in the last seven years, following just two NCAAs in the program's first 29 seasons.

In addition to the UAA-Dixie State match, Friday's other first-round match-ups will be No. 3 seed Sonoma State (26-3) vs. No. 6 seed UC San Diego (19-11) at noon, No. 2 seed Western Washington (23-5) vs. No. 7 seed Point Loma (20-9) at 2:30 p.m., and No. 4 seed Cal State San Bernardino (26-5) vs. No. 5 seed Central Washington (20-7) at 5 p.m.

Saturday's semifinal contests will be held at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Sunday's title match will be at 4 p.m., with the winner advancing to the NCAA Div. II Elite Eight, Dec. 8-10 in Tampa, Fla.

All matches from the NCAA Div. II West Regional Championships will feature live stats and video stream, with links at

Tickets go on sale Saturday, Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. AST and can be purchased one of three ways - in person at the Terry Ann Homan Box Office at the Alaska Airlines Center (3550 Providence Dr.), online at (fees apply), or charge by phone at (907) 891-7410 (fees apply).

All seating will be general admission, with doors opening one hour before the first match each day.

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