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Fort Valley State to face Division I Power 5 school in NCAA men’s volleyball tournament


After winning the first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship in program history, the Fort Valley State men’s volleyball team will face a well-known Power 5 university in their first post-season appearance.

The Wildcats will face defending champion UCLA on Tuesday, April 30, in the NCAA Division I/Division II men’s volleyball tournament quarterfinals in Long Beach.  The match is set to begin at 2 p.m. EST.

The tournament features eight teams from around the country: six conference champions and two at-large teams.

The Bruins have won 20 national championships, while Fort Valley will make their first NCAA tournament appearance.

The Wildcats are 17-8 on the season with a perfect 10-0 regular season record in SIAC play. Their flawless play continued in the SIAC tournament with 3-0 sweeps of Kentucky State and Central State to win the conference title.

 



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