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TCU Volleyball Earns NCAA Tournament Bid

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After a successful 19-9 season, the Frogs have earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in the program's 20-year history.

After a 19-9 finish in the regular season, the TCU Volleyball team has earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Frogs' first game in the Tourney will come against former Western Athletic Conference foe Hawaii at 4:30 PM on Friday in College Station. The winner of that contest will advance to face the winner of Texas A&M and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Saturday.

The Hawaii Rainbow Wahine enter the postseason 26-1 overall and ranked 8th in the country. Hawaii was awarded an automatic bid to the Tournament as the Champions of the Big West Conference. On the other side, Texas A&M earned the #10 National Seed in this year's Tourney after winning the SEC with a 23-6 record. The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders finished 31-4, grabbing an automatic bid after winning the Southland Conference. The winner of the College Station portion of the bracket will advance to the Des Moines Regional to potentially face the two-time defending National Champion Penn State Nittany Lions.

The NCAA Volleyball Tournament is a 64-team bracket that consists of 16 First/Second Round hosts and four Regional hosts. The First/Second round will take place in on-campus venues Thursday-Saturday of this week. The Regional portion of the Tournament will be played from December 11-12. All NCAA Tournament games will be broadcast by the ESPN Family of Networks.

For the Frogs, this marks just the second time in the program's 20-year history that the team has advanced to the Postseason. TCU appeared in the 2009 NCAA Tournament as a member of the Mountain West Conference. That year, the Frogs defeated Rice before falling to Texas in Austin.

Under first-year head coach Jill Kramer, TCU finished fourth in the Big 12 this season after posting a 9-7 record in conference play. One of the highlights of the year came in Fort Worth in late October when the Frogs swept 2nd-ranked Texas in straight sets for the program's first-ever win over the Longhorns. TCU swept 13 opponents this season, including five consecutive straight-set victories to open the season. The Frogs are joined in the Tournament by fellow Big 12 comrades Texas, Kansas, Iowa State, and Kansas State.

Stay tuned as television broadcast information will be released in the coming days. Go Frogs!