The DIII Women’s National Volleyball Championship match is being played tonight, November 19, 2016, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the Kolf Sports Center on the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus. A multipurpose facility, the Kolf Sports Center hosts the majority of UW Oshkosh’s indoor athletic events, such as basketball, wrestling, gymnastics and track, as well as intramural sports, concerts, commencement, and classes in military science, physical education, and dance. The tournament will conclude with the championship match on Saturday, November 19, 2016. For more info, go to: (http://www.ncaa.com/news/volleyball-women/article/2016-11-07/womens-volleyball-diii-championship-field-announced).
Championship Match, Saturday, November 19.
· (32-1) versus (27-10) at 8:00 PM ET
Here’s a link to the championship match.
What is NCAA Division III, or DIII? Straight from the NCAA website we read the following explanation: “Division III institutions have to sponsor at least five sports for men and five for women, with two team sports for each gender, and each playing season represented by each gender. There are minimum contest and participant minimums for each sport. Division III athletics features student-athletes who receive no financial aid related to their athletic ability and athletic departments are staffed and funded like any other department in the university. Division III athletics departments place special importance on the impact of athletics on the participants rather than on the spectators. The student-athlete’s experience is of paramount concern. Division III athletics encourages participation by maximizing the number and variety of athletics opportunities available to students, placing primary emphasis on regional in-season and conference competition.” http://www.ncaa.org/about/who-we-are/membership/divisional-differences-and-history-multidivision-classification
LET’S GROW VOLLEYBALL!