Dec. 1, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - After one of the best seasons in recent history, the Georgia volleyball has punched its ticket to the 2013 NCAA Tournament and will travel to Durham, N.C., to take on American in the first round on Friday, Dec. 6. At 5:30 p.m. The College of Charleston and host Duke will also be competing in Durham.
"We are so incredibly excited. It has been a long day and really a long weekend waiting for this announcement," Head Coach Lizzy Stemke said. "The amount of work that this team has put in has been incredible. They have done everything that we have asked them to do and really trusted the process. They have chipped away at their goals all season long and we thought we put ourselves in the best possible position, and thankfully, the NCAA Committee thought so too."
Boasting a 22-9 record that includes an 11-7 mark in Southeastern Conference action, the Bulldogs are making a tournament appearance for the first time since 2004. Georgia joins eight other SEC teams in the tournament.
The 2013 season has been one of the best in recent history for the Bulldogs, as it reached the 20-win plateau for the first time since 2002 and has the most wins since 1994 when Georgia went 26-9 and made it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 11 SEC wins are the most since 1995.
Georgia is 6-9 all-time in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The Bulldogs have not faced any of the other teams that will be playing in Durham this season. Georgia is 2-0 all-time against its first round opponent America. The Bulldogs own a 3-0 record against the College of Charleston and are 12-6 all-time against Duke.
Tickets for the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Tournament will be available for purchase on Dec. 2. Please visit www.goduke.com to purchase tickets. General Admission tickets start at $15, while Reserved tickets start at $20.