Josh Jones here keeping all you volleyball fans up to date with a Tampa Bay Sports update!
For the first time in the history of the tournament, the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship is headed to the Sunshine State December 17 & 19, 2009 at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida!
Fans can purchase all session tickets to this year’s championships for $60.00 by clicking here, calling 813-301-2500 for group rates or by logging on to www.sptimesforum.com!
Penn State (36-0) won their 100th match in a row defeating California on Saturday and will head to Tampa to defend their national championship crown. They will take on Hawaii (32-2), who blanked Michigan 3-0 in their Saturday victory.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers (28-8) return to Tampa with a 3-1 win over Florida State on Saturday. Minnesota kicked off their season in the "Tampa Twice" doubleheader back in September. They will take on Texas (28-1), who defeated Nebraska 3-1 on Saturday to punch their ticket to Tampa.
Thursday December 17th
Minnesota (28-8) vs Texas (28-1) 7:00pm
Penn State (36-0) vs Hawaii (32-2) 9:00pm
Saturday December 19th
National Championship 8:00pm
Get your tickets now! The total attendance for the finals site of the 2008 championships was 31,729, the second-highest for the NCAA volleyball championships. Included in the total was a semifinal crowd of 17,430, the highest attendance to watch an NCAA Championships match, and a championship match attendance of 14,299, the second-highest championship match attendance in NCAA Division I Tournament history. So don’t wait, get yours today!
For more information on the tournament, please visit www.NCAA.com/wvb, and sty tuned in for more from your Tampa Bay team with game updates etc...!