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GSAC loses automatic bid

The Great South Athletic Conference is not listed among the approved Pool A conferences for the 2016 NCAA Division III Championship. The NCAA’s number of approved automatic-qualifying conferences will be reduced from 44 in 2015 to 43 in 2016, according to the Championship Committee’s teleconference report.

The GSAC – a recently fluid league comprised of volleyball programs from California, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin – had all seven of its teams vie for the conference tournament title in Georgia last season, when first-year GSAC member UC Santa Cruz secured an automatic berth into the 2015 NCAA postseason.

In related news, the first link above also mentions preliminary discussions about possibly eliminating Pool B berths in the future.

-Ricky Nelson

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Written by Ricky Nelson

April 9, 2016 at 3:13 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Good info Ricky…thanks!

    Obviously great news for the West Region that the Slugs won’t buy their way into an NCAA berth again this upcoming year.

    DIIIFan

    April 11, 2016 at 11:06 am


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