Northwestern earned an at large berth while Midland Lutheran and Briar Cliff received automatic berths to the NAIA national volleyball tournament following the GPAC tournament finals Saturday. Midland earns a spot for winning the conference tournament while Northwestern got a berth as the regular season conference champion.
The Dordt College Defender volleyball program has earned an at-large berth in the National tournament. The 36-team NAIA National Championship will get underway with 12 National Championship Opening Round tournaments at campus locations on November 23rd and Dordt at 22-7 will host Cardinal Stritch of Wisconsin who comes to Sioux Center with a record of 28-12.
Northwestern and Midland finished fifth and sixth in the latest coaches poll with Dordt coming in at number 15 in the national poll.