Top-seeded TexAnns to host NCAA Regional Tournament for first time in program history


The South Central Regional Volleyball Tournament is coming to Stephenville as Tarleton has earned the No. 1 seed and the right to host the postseason tournament for the first time in program history.

The TexAnns will face No. 8-seed Arkansas-Fort Smith in the opening round on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Wisdom Volleyball Gym with a time to be announced on Monday. The tournament will take place Thursday, Nov. 15 through Saturday, Nov. 17. Tarleton comes into the tournament 29-4 having won the Lone Star Conference regular-season championship for the third time in school history. UAFS is 20-11 and won the Heartland Conference tournament to earn the automatic bid.

Tarleton is one of three LSC schools in the regional, as No. 2 Texas A&M-Commerce matches up with No. 7 Angelo State in the opening round. The rest of the bracket features a pair of RMAC rematches as Colorado Mesa (3) will take on Dixie State (6) and Colorado Mines (4) will face Metro State (5).

The TexAnns have tied a school a school record for victories in a season with 29 and also set a school record with 24 consecutive victories during the year. This is the fifth straight NCAA Regional Tournament appearance for Tarleton.

Ticket information will be announced Monday and will be available at the Tarleton Athletics Ticket Office by calling 254-968-1832 or online at

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