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Nov. 27, 2016

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FORT WORTH, Texas - For the first time in program history, the TCU volleyball team will play in the postseason in back-to-back years as the Horned Frogs earned an at-large selection to the 2016 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships that will take place Dec. 2-17 as announced during the NCAA selection show on Sunday evening.

The Horned Frogs, who finished the 2016 regular season with an overall record of 14-12 and 7-9 in Big 12 action, will face Wichita State (24-7, 15-3 MVC) in the first round in Lincoln, Neb., at 4:30 p.m., CDT, on Friday, Dec. 2 in the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The winner will face the victor in the match between No. 1 Nebraska and New Hampshire on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., CT.

The selection into the tournament for the Frogs is the third in program history and the first time going in back-to-back seasons. TCU is 1-2 all-time in the tournament after dropping a five-set heartbreaker to No. 7 Hawaii last year in the first round.

The Frogs enter the match after winning their last three straight matches in five sets to finish sixth in the Big 12. TCU boasts the No. 1 strength of schedule in the country and was ranked inside the top-40 in RPI all season long. The team has out-blocked its opponents in 20 matches this year and have downed top-10 opponent in back-to-back seasons. TCU played 15 matches this season against top-50 RPI opponents and had a non-conference RPI that was ranked No. 8 nationally.

The Missouri Valley Conference champions, Wichita State is making its 10th appearance in the NCAA tournament and second straight. The Shockers won their conference tournament for the fourth time and is 7-9 all-time in the NCAA tournament and 6-3 in the first round. Wichita State played 13 games against NCAA tournament teams this year and posted a 7-6 record. For more information on the championship, visit NCAA.com. 



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