Nov. 12, 2000

NKU EARNS BERTH IN NCAA II TOURNAMENT

Norse to meet Northern Michigan this Thursday at Allendale, Mich.

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University volleyball team received a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament Sunday night, and the Norse will travel to Allendale, Mich., to meet Northern Michigan University (18-11) this Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA II Great Lakes Region Tournament.

NKU enters the NCAA Division II Tournament with a 26-6 record, and the Norse are the No. 4 seed in the Great Lakes Region Tournament. Northern Michigan is the No. 5 seed.

This is NKU’s fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Grand Valley State University is the No. 1 seed and host for the NCAA II Great Lakes Region. The Lakers are 29-3 and champions of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

If NKU defeats Northern Michigan on Thursday, the Norse will play Grand Valley State at 7:30 p.m. Friday. NKU already owns a five-game victory over Northern Michigan earlier this season in a match that was played at Marquette, Mich.

NKU also played Grand Valley State on a neutral floor this season at Midland, Mich., and lost in four games to the Lakers.

The NCAA II Great Lakes Region Tournament championship match is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday.

NCAA II Great Lakes Region

(at Allendale, Mich.)

Thursday, Nov. 16

Lewis (21-9) vs. Findlay (24-11), 5 p.m.

NKU (26-6) vs. Northern Michigan (18-11), 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 17

Northwood (29-4) vs. Lewis/Findlay winner, 5 p.m.

Grand Valley State (29-3) vs. NKU/Northern Michigan winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Championship, 7 p.m.