UW advanced to NCAA Regional play in Champaign, Illinois, sweeping San Diego in the Sweet 16 before falling to Illinois, 3-1, in the Elite Eight.
9 overall seed and will open play in Memorial Coliseum on Friday night against Southeast Missouri. The Bears beat the Cougars in the teams' only match this year and went 1-1 against the Utes. The Badgers were selected as the No. 4-seed in the tournament and will host first and second round matches on Friday-Saturday in the UW Field House.
Volleyball season ticket holders will receive special access to purchase all-session tickets in advance of the general public on-sale date by logging in to My UK Account and selecting "Packages & Requests". Its tournament opening match is scheduled for 7 p.m.at the Pete. Former Paul Laurence Dunbar standout Leah Edmond was named the SEC Player of the Year earlier on Sunday and junior Gabby Curry was named the 2019 SEC Libero of the Year for the second consecutive season.
The Badgers hold a 46-22 (.676) all-time record in the program's 22 NCAA tournament appearances.
After three straight years of losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, this year's Pitt team is hungry for more and will get plenty of opportunities to defend its home turf in the process. In 2018, SC advanced to the second round, defeating Colorado in the first round before falling to No. 2 seed Minnesota. Senior outside-hitter Sydney Wetterstrom had a season-high of 20 kills and career-best.562 hitting percentage in that game. The Wolverines earned an at-large bid from the NCAA selection committee. The Norse won the Horizon League Tournament championship for the first time, defeating Milwaukee 3-0.