The University of Hawaii women’s volleyball team just finished another remarkable season. They finished the regular season with a 29-1 overall record, and won yet another WAC title. Today they got rewarded; as the wahine volleyball team found out that they will host the first two rounds of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament.
Currently ranked #3 in the nation, the volleyball team got ranked as the number 10 overall seed in the tournament. Sound confusing? It is. Hawai’i (29-1) will face Northern Colorado (22-8) in the first round on Thursday, Dec. 1. The other first round match pits Oregon (21-9) against Colorado State (23-5). The winners will play Friday, Dec. 2 for the right to advance to the Honolulu Regional, Dec. 9-11.
Basically, we are looking at the University of Hawaii volleyball team playing as much as 4 matches at the Stan Sheriff, should they win through. This is a huge reward for the wahine, as they are consistently ranked in the top 5 in the nation, yet the past few years have always had to travel to other parts of the country to play opening round games. This year their hard work paid off, as being at home is a huge advantage for the Rainbow Wahine.
The ‘Bows enter the tournament with a 24-match win streak, and this past Wednesday won their 11th Western Athletic Conference Tournament. UH hosts the first and second round for the first time since 2003, and is making its 30th NCAA Tournament appearance.
The top 16 teams were seeded nationally and placed within four regions. The teams tabbed as the top four seeds were Texas, Nebraska, Illinois, and Iowa State. As mentioned above, Hawaii got the number 10 overall seed, and took a 3 seed into their region.
Ticket Info and Playing Schedule
Ticket packages go on sale Monday, November 28th at 9:00am and can be purchased at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office. Single ticket options will be available on December 1st for those interested in buying single tickets.
Free tickets will be given to the first 100 UH-Manoa students beginning Monday at 9:00 a.m. One ticket will be available per student with a valid student I.D. Season ticket holders who pre-paid for their tickets may pick them up starting Monday, 12:00 p.m.
Ticket Prices Packages Single Match
Lower $25 $17
Upper Adult $18 $12
Upper Sr. Citizen $16 $10
Upper Students (ages 4-HS) $7 $5
College Students (w/valid ID) $7 $5
Oregon vs. Colorado State – Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:00 p.m.
Hawai’i vs. Northern Colorado – Thursday, Dec. 1, 7:00 p.m.
Second Round match – Friday, Dec. 2, 7:00 p.m.