November 17, 2009
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Shawnee State to Host Opening Round of NAIA National
The Shawnee State Volleyball team will host the opening
round of the NAIA National Tournament as they play Union
College (KY) on Saturday, Nov. 21. Game time is yet to be
State University won the American Mideast Conference with a
perfect 12-0 record to receive the school's second overall
and second consecutive bid. The Bears finished the regular
season with their best record in school history with an
overall record of 30-3.
College will make their first-ever appearance in the NAIA
National Tournament as they finished the regular season with
an overall record of 29-4 and won both the Appalachian
Athletic Conference and the tournament championships.
30th NAIA Volleyball National Championship has the top 11
teams receiving opening round byes, while the next 24 teams
will play in the opening round matches on Nov. 21. All
matches will be played at on-campus sites.
winners of the NAIA National Championship Opening Rounds
matches, as well as the teams that received first-round byes
will advance to the Tyson Events Center Gateway Arena in
Sioux City, Iowa, location of the NAIA National Championship
presented by Siouxland Sports Medicine Foundation Dec. 1
final 24 teams will be placed into six pools and will play a
round robin pool play Dec. 1-3, with the top two teams from
each pool advancing to the single elimination bracket
starting Dec. 4. The championship match will take place at 8
p.m. (CST) on Dec. 5.
site pool assignment and schedule will be announced by Nov.
22 by 6 p.m. (CST).