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Nov 26, 2023

Volleyball Makes Second-Consecutive NIVC Appearance

CLEMSON, S.C. – For the second-consecutive season and third time in program history, the Clemson Volleyball program (17-13, 8-10 ACC) has accepted an invitation to compete in the Women’s National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC), which will commence Nov. 29-Dec. 12.

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Clemson will play Eastern Kentucky (21-8, 11-5 ASUN) in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 4 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Additionally, Middle Tennessee (20-9, 11-9 CUSA) and Ball State (16-14, 13-5 MAC) are scheduled to play on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. The winners of Thursday’s first round matches will square off on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Clemson’s acceptance to the NIVC tournament is the second appearance in as many years and third overall after the Tigers made the quarterfinals of the tournament in 2018. This season, Clemson finished with the most ACC wins since 2018, including clocking three-consecutive ACC wins against Syracuse, Boston College and Notre Dame. Clemson finished the regular season tied for eighth in the conference to mark the highest finish since the Tigers tied for fourth in 2012. The overall record of 17-13 is the best record since 2018 as well. Continuing to take steps forward, the Tigers clocked in as high as 45 on the RPI on Oct. 9 this season to mark the highest-program RPI since 2008. This year marks the 11th time in program history the Tigers have made a postseason appearance (eight NCAA, three NIVC).

The NIVC is a single-elimination event with all games played at sites of host schools. The NIVC is committed to offering deserved opportunities to women’s volleyball programs, and the 2023 Postseason NIVC features a full 32-team bracket. The NIVC offers teams an opportunity to get more practices in, to experience playoff-atmosphere games, to play in front of passionate fans and to use their NIVC success as a springboard into next season.

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