Ferris State Volleyball Set To Take Part In Midwest Region Crossover This Weekend
Big Rapids, Mich. – Official pairings have been announced for the 13th annual Midwest Region Volleyball Crossover Tournament, the nation's largest collegiate volleyball tournament, which will be held at The Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center this coming weekend (Oct. 15-16) in Hammond, Ind.
The regional volleyball event will feature 38 NCAA DII midwest region programs, including 15 Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC), 12 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) and 11 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) volleyball programs that will represent their respective conferences.
Overall, the two-day tournament features 37 matches conducted on 10 courts throughout six sessions at one of the top facilities in the country. The event, designed to increase competition between teams from the three leagues in the NCAA Division II Midwest Region, has previously been held in Indianapolis, Ind., Lansing, Mich., and Aurora, Ill.
Ferris State University (11-4, 6-2 GLIAC) is the GLIAC's No. 2 seed overall. Top seeds went to Lewis (GLVC), Hillsdale (G-MAC) and Michigan Tech (GLIAC).
Ferris State will face Lindenwood and Missouri-St. Louis from the GLVC along with G-MAC member Findlay in weekend action.
The Bulldogs open tournament play on Friday versus the GLVC's six-seed in Lindenwood at 12 p.m. (ET). FSU then takes on the G-MAC's second-seed Findlay on Friday at 7 p.m. (ET) before concluding the action on Saturday versus the GLVC's second seed in Missouri-St. Louis at 1:45 p.m. (ET).
The GLIAC, founded in 1972, consists of 11 league members from Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. The league has been a leader in the advancement and promotion of intercollegiate athletics for men and women for more than 40 years.
The GLVC is a 15-member NCAA Division II conference with current members in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri and has been combining athletic and academic success at the NCAA Division II level since 1978.
The current 12-member G-MAC earned active NCAA Division II member status in July of 2013, when they began competition as the 24th active NCAA Division II conference in 2013-14. Presently, their representation includes the states of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.
Visit this link for the 2021 Crossover Website: