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UF Volleyball: Gators Tabbed as Eighth Overall Seed in NCAA Volleyball Tournament
April 4, 2021
Courtesy of University Athletic Association
BY KATIE CALLAHAN
Florida earns its 30th-straight NCAA Tournament bid
The Florida volleyball team was awarded the No. 8 overall seed in the 2020-21 NCAA Tournament, the Division I Women’s Volleyball Selection Committee revealed during Sunday’s selection show broadcast.
The Gators extend their streak to 30 consecutive NCAA appearances, the third-longest active streak in the nation (Penn State – 40, Nebraska – 39).
UF – who earned a Top-16 seed – is rewarded with a first-round bye and will take on the winner of Creighton/Morehead State on Thursday, April 15 at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Florida finished the 2020-21 campaign with a 19-3 record in the SEC-only format, good for second overall in the league.
Last season, the Gators made their way to the program’s 26th Regional Semifinal – falling to No. 7 Minnesota in five sets.
More information on the tournament setup/Florida’s matchup can be found below.
This Year’s Tournament Setup
* Due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the 2020-21 NCAA Tournament field is made up of 48 teams (30 automatic qualifiers, 18 at-large bids) * The Top-16 teams, including Florida at the eighth-seed, will receive a first-round bye * The entirety of the tournament will take place from April 14-24 at the Chi Health Center Arena in Omaha, Neb., running from April 14-24 * The match breakdown can be found below: * First Round – Wednesday, April 14 * Second Round – Thursday, April 15 * Regional Semifinals – Sunday, April 18 * Regional Finals – Monday, April 19 * National Semifinals – Thursday, April 22 * National Championship – Saturday, April 24
First & Second Rounds Schedule (all times Eastern)
* First Round Match | Wednesday, April 14 * Morehead State vs. Creighton – 3:30 p.m. ET * Second Round Match | Thursday, April 15 * Florida vs. Winner of Creighton/Morehead State – 3:30 p.m. ET