GSU volleyball earns highest seed in SWAC Tourney since 2009

Courtesy of GSU Athletic Communications

The Grambling State University volleyball team will enter this weekend’s Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) volleyball tournament as the No. 3 seed as the Lady Tigers will meet sixth-seeded Bethune-Cookman at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the quarterfinal round, hosted by Texas Southern, at the H&PE Arena.

Grambling State, with its highest seed since finishing runner-up in the SWAC Volleyball Tournament Championship in 2009 (No. 1 West Division), finished the regular season with a 15-11 overall and 12-4 conference record.

The Lady Tigers are seeking their first SWAC Tournament title since Grambling State won three straight from 1995-1997.

Bethune-Cookman nabbed the sixth seed as the Wildcats went 8-20 overall and 8-8 in SWAC play.

Alabama State (18-13) and Florida A&M (18-12) went 1-1 this season against each other and were named Co-SWAC champions. ASU earns the top seed based on head-to-head results (fewest sets played in the head-to-head matchup).

Joining the Lady Tigers and Wildcats on the bottom half of the bracket will be No. 2 Florida A&M, the defending SWAC Tournament champions, and No. 7 Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

On the top half of the bracket, Alabama State is the top seed and will open tournament play on Friday against No. 8 Alabama A&M. Jackson State, the fourth seed, will meet Texas Southern, the fifth seed.


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