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UF Volleyball: Gators Tabbed as Eighth Overall Seed in NCAA Volleyball Tournament

Photo by Courtney Culbreath

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.

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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

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