NCAA WOMENS VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
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Tournament: NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship
League: National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Format: Single elimination
Years Held: 1981 - current
Division:: Division I
NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship TicketsWomen's collegiate volleyball has advanced far beyond its beginnings as the game of "mintonette," which was designed as a combination of baseball, basketball, tennis and handball. Today, the NCAA Women's Volleyball championship tournament follows the official rules of the NCAA Women's Volleyball association. Modern men's and women's volleyball teams compete on both collegiate and professional levels and also at the summer Olympic games. The National Collegiate Athletic Association added women's volleyball to their championship tournaments in 1981. Multiple programs have won titles during the history of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship, including Stanford, Penn State, UCLA, Nebraska, USC, LBSU, Hawaii, Texas and Pacific, many of whom are multiple-time winners. These teams continue to be impressive each season, and it's entirely possible any one of these stellar programs will earn yet another title. You can be a part of this exciting celebration of collegiate volleyball by by grabbing your NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship tickets at StubHub today!
Where is the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship held?The first and second rounds take place at 16 campus locations that are not predetermined. Four teams compete in single-elimination first rounds. The two winning teams then compete against each other in single-elimination second rounds at the same location. The remaining 16 winning teams advance to the regionals, which are held at four non-predetermined campus locations. Four teams compete in single-elimination regional semifinals at each location; then the two winners at each campus compete against each other in single-elimination regional finals. For 2019, the four final winning teams advanced to the Championship final location at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
How many teams are in the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship tournament?The Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship Tournament begins with a field of 64 teams, 32 of which are automatically qualified. The remaining 32 are then selected from an at-large field by the Division I Women's Volleyball Committee.
Which broadcast outlets televise the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship games?Various media channels broadcast the regional and final championship games. These include channels such as ESPN3, the SEC Network, the Spectrum Network, the Longhorn Network and others. ESPN has been the broadcast channel of choice for the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship finals most recently. For 2019, ESPN televised the National Semifinals on December 19, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ESPN2 televised the National Championship on December 21, at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Who won the 2019 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship?The Stanford Cardinal won against the Wisconsin Badgers in a 3-0 match. The Cardinal won the first set with a score of 25-16, the second set with a score of 25-17 and the third set at 25-20, thus earning their ninth Division I Women's Volleyball Championship title for a second consecutive season.
Which programs have won the most NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship titles?Since the beginning Women's Volleyball Championship tournament in 1981, many of the titles have been repeat wins for a number of the schools. Stanford earned a ninth title in 2019 for a second-straight win. Stanford (9), Penn State (7) and Nebraska (5) are in the top tier in regards to total championship titles with Stanford leading the pack after their 2019 title match.
How many schools are eligible for the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship?The Division I Women's Volleyball association includes 330 NCAA member institutions that are eligible for the National Championship. Of these 330 schools, over 5,500 student-athletes compete for their chance to make it to the championship games.
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