NCVF Headed to KC in 2017; Preview of 2016

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | April 06, 2016, 8:16 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 6, 2016) – The National Collegiate Volleyball Federation, in cooperation with USA Volleyball, has selected Kansas City, Missouri, and the Kansas City Convention Center Bartle Hall/Municipal Auditorium as the host city and venue for its 2017 NCVF Collegiate Club Championships to be played April 13-15, 2017. The event is run in partnership with USA Volleyball.

“We are excited to bring the championships back to Kansas City and the Heartland with an ever-growing energy surrounding the event showcasing collegiate volleyball in its purest form and spirit of competition,” NCVF Tournament Director Doug Hinton said. “Kansas City has hosted two previous NCVF championships under the NCVF/USA Volleyball partnership since 2010 and we look forward in 2017.”

Kansas City also hosted the 2012 and 2015 NCVF Collegiate Club Championships.

“USAV, in conjunction with the NCVF, is pleased to be bringing the national championship back to Kansas City,” USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said. “Both the NCVF and the City of Kansas City have been great volleyball partners and we look forward to working together with both groups to stage this wonderful event.”

The 2016 NCVF Collegiate Club Championships, which takes place April 7-9 at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky, has drawn a record 432 teams in 10 divisions. Last year the event had 384 teams.

This year’s event will have five divisions each for men and women. Men will compete in Division I (48 teams), Division IAA (48 teams), Division IAAA (36 teams), Division II (48 teams) and Division III (48 teams). Women will have championship brackets for Division I (48 teams), Division IAA (48 teams), Division IAAA (36 teams), Division II (24 teams) and Division III (48 teams).

Video streaming of NCVF championship matches on April 9 will be available online. To view the stream on April 9, click here.

The NCVF acts as the national governing body for organized collegiate club volleyball competitions. For over two decades, NCVF volunteers have provided a full range of support for student club teams by promoting year-long affordable, organized and competitive volleyball events, and supporting a season-ending national championship tournament. It is made up of students, volleyball conference commissioners, player representatives, coaches, officials, trainers, recreation sports directors and many volunteers. The organization devotes 100 percent of its resources and funding toward the support of quality collegiate club volleyball activities.

For additional information on the NCVF Collegiate Club Championships and the NCVF organization, click here.

2016 NCVF Top Seeds
Men’s Division I: 1. Cal Poly; 2. Virginia Tech A; 3. Wisconsin-Oshkosh A; 4. San Diego State; 5. Illinois A
Men’s Division IAA: 1. Boston; 2. Cal State Chico; 3. Stanford; 4. Delaware A; 5. Syracuse A
Men’s Division IAAA: 1. Bowling Green State; 2. North Dakota State; 3. Utah State A; 4. Stevens Tech; 5. Western Michigan
Men’s Division II: 1. Wisconsin-Eau Claire A; 2. Messiah; 3. Wisconsin-LaCrosse; 4. Sonoma State; 5. Chapman
Men’s Division III: 1. Wisconsin-Oshkosh B; 2. Arizona B; 3. Penn State B; 4. Purdue B; 5. Texas A&M B
Women’s Division I: 1. UC Davis; 2. Marquette A; 3. Ohio State A; 4. Texas A&M A; 5. Iowa State A
Women’s Division IAA: 1. Sanata Clara; 2. Boston College; 3. Texas State A; 4. Toledo; 5. Truman State
Women’s Division IAAA: 1. Arizona State A; 2. Air Force; 3. Colorado State; 4. Saginaw Valley State; 5. Bowling Green State
Women’s Division II: 1. Sonoma State A; 2. Xavier; 3. Denver; 4. Wake Forest; 5. Bellarmine
Women’s Division III: 1. Ohio State B; 2. Texas B; 3. Wisconsin B; 4. Cincinnati B; 5. Texas A&M B