GC Volleyball Earns NCAA Region Rank for First Time in Program History

GC Volleyball Earns NCAA Region Rank for First Time in Program History

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INDIANAPOLIS – The NCAA released the first Division II Women's Volleyball Regional Rankings of the 2016 season, with Georgia College (16-8, 7-5 PBC) taking the No. 10 slot, the first region rank in program history.

The Bobcats come into the weekend's action winners in six of their last seven.

"I am extremely proud of this team," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "All of the hard work and effort is starting to pay off. We have a couple of good matches coming up that could help us get into the Top-8. There is a lot of work ahead of us, and I know this team will rise to the challenge."

Seven Peach Belt Conference (PBC) schools dominate the list, led by USC Aiken in the second slot. Flagler College is No. 3, Armstrong State University No. 5 and Lander University No. 7. Francis Marion University is eighth, with the University of Montevallo ninth. The top slot belongs to South Atlantic Conference (SAC) powerhouse Wingate University.

The final version of this poll is used to determine the at-large bids to the NCAA Southeast Regional starting Dec. 1. The region hands out three automatic bids to the winners of championship tournaments in the PBC, SAC and Conference Carolinas. The remaining five slots are determined by this poll.

The Bobcats look to add to their resume Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m., playing host to Flagler College in the Centennial Center.

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