THE FLATS – Georgia Tech Volleyball No. 13 (20-7, 13-5 ACC) was selected as one of four national five seedings for the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, the NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Committee announced during the selection show on Sunday .
The Yellow Jackets travel to Milwaukee, Wisc, as one of 32 draft teams from among the 64 teams. No. 4-seeded Marquette (27-3, 17-1 Big East) also hosts Ball State (24-8, 15-3 MAC) and Wright State (28-3, 18-0 Horizon League) at the Al McGuire Center.
Entering the 12th NCAA tournament in program history, Georgia Tech begins its tournament run against Wright State in the first round Thursday at 5:00 p.m. The game winner will take on host Marquette and Ball State winner Friday at 7 p.m. The winner will advance to regional play on December 8-10 at one of four unspecified campus locations.
After reaching the second round of the 2020 NCAA tournament two seasons earlier, Tech’s first appearance since 2009, the Yellow Jackets were promoted to the Elite Eight a season ago to tie the 2003 roster for the best finish in program history. The White and Gold will now compete for the third straight year in a tournament for the first time since rising to the big dance for five consecutive years from 2000-2004. The selection also marks third place in the Big Dance for the Yellow Jackets under head coach Michelle Collier.
The regional winners of the NCAA Division I women’s volleyball championship advance to the national semifinals and championship finals to be played December 15-17 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The national semifinals will be broadcast on ESPN, as will the league game on ESPN2. All provisional playing times can be found on the attached championship table or online at http://www.ncaa.com/volleyball.
First round – Thursday 1st December
Second round – Friday 2nd December
Regional Semifinals – Thursday 8th December
Regional Finals – Saturday 10th December
National Semifinals – Thursday, December 15 – ESPN
National Championship – Saturday, December 17 – ESPN2
TECHNOLOGY IN THE TOURNAMENT
Georgia Tech’s selection for the 2022 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship marks 12th placeth Appearance in program history. Tech’s first big dance action came in 1994 after he won the ACC regular-season title. The Jackets would advance to the second round of the tournament this season and follow suit for the next couple of seasons. Tech advanced to the second round of the tournament after winning a second straight ACC regular season title in 1995 as well as the ACC tournament title and finishing second in the 1996 ACC. From 1999 through 2004, Georgia Tech reached five straight NCAA tournaments, rising all the way to the Elite Eight in 2003, followed by the Sweet 16 in 2004. During that span, the Jackets won three ACC regular-season titles and an ACC tournament title. Tech reached the first round of the tournament in 2009. Most recently, the White and Gold advanced to the second round of the 2020 NCAA tournament and followed that up with one of the top two finishes in program history when they won the Elite Eight a season ago reached.
In a joint effort, Georgia Tech, the Georgia Tech Foundation, Georgia Tech Athletics and the Alexander-Tharpe Fund have joined forces to accelerate scholarship funding for students and athletes with the launch of the Competitive Drive Initiative. The initiative begins with the Accelerate GT Match Program, where every new donation to AT Fund’s Athletic Scholarship Fund made through December 31 will be matched dollar for dollar by the Georgia Tech Foundation up to $2.5 million . Should Accelerate GT reach its fundraising goal of $2.5 million, the gift would result in a $5 million impact to Georgia Tech Athletics. To learn more and contribute online, visit atfund.org/accelerate.
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