NCAA Announces 64 Team Division III Tournament Field

  0 Carly DeMarque | November 06th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, NCAA D3, News

The end of the season for Division III is coming to a close, with the NCAA laying out the field for the 2017 Championships.

There are a total of 64 teams that will be competing with 43 teams from the automatic bid conference earning their spot. In Pool B, one team was selected from an independent institution or an institution from a conference that does not meet the automatic qualification criteria. The remaining 20 selections come from conferences from automatic-qualifying criteria that were not the conference champion or an independent institution.

Last year, Calvin took down Washington U in St. Louis to win their third NCAA championship in school history. Calvin and Washington U both have received automatic bids into the tournament and have their rematch in the first round as they were paired up with each other.

Regional Sites

  • Atlanta, Georgia – Emory (host)
  • Bloomington, Illinois – Illinois Wesleyan (host)
  • Georgetown, Texas – Southwestern (TX) (host)
  • Owings Mills, Maryland – Stevenson (host)
  • Potsdam, New York – Clarkson (host)
  • Providence, Rhode Island – Johnson & Wales (host)
  • St. Paul, Minnesota – Northwestern-St. Paul (host)
  • Westerville, Ohio – Otterbein (host)


  • November 9-11 – Regional play (Atlanta, Bloomington and St. Paul)
  • November 10-12 – Regional play (rest of field)
  • November 16 – Quarterfinals
  • November 17 – Semifinals
  • November 18 – Finals


Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Penn State-Behrend
American Southwest Conference Texas-Dallas
Capital Athletic Conference Christopher Newport
Centennial Conference Johns Hopkins
City University of New York Athletic Conference Hunter
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Carthage
Colonial States Athletic Conference Cabrini
Commonwealth Coast Conference Endicott
Empire 8 Stevens Institute of Technology
Great Northeast Athletic Conference Johnson & Wales (Rhode Island)
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Hanover
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Wartburg
Landmark Conference Juniata
Liberty League Clarkson
Little East Conference Massachusetts Boston
Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Worcester State
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Calvin
Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Stevenson
Middle Atlantic Conference Freedom Eastern
Midwest Conference Cornell
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Saint Benedict
New England Collegiate Conference Elms
New England Small College Athletic Conference Wesleyan (Connecticut)
New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference MIT
New Jersey Athletic Conference Kean
North Atlantic Conference Maine Maritime
North Coast Athletic Conference Wittenberg
North Eastern Athletic Conference Morrisville State
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Concordia (Wisconsin)
Northwest Conference Pacific Lutheran
Ohio Athletic Conference Otterbein
Old Dominion Athletic Conference Randolph-Macon
Presidents’ Athletic Conference Thomas More
Skyline Conference Merchant Marine
Southern Athletic Association Berry
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Colorado College
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Greenville
State University of New York Athletic Conference College at Brockport
University Athletic Association Washington U. in St. Louis
Upper Midwest Conference Northwestern-St. Paul
USA South Athletic Conference Covenant
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association Wisconsin-La Crosse

Pool B Berth (1):

New Rochelle

Pool C Berths (20):




Carnegie Mellon




Gustavus Adolphus

Illinois Wesleyan



Ohio Northern

St. Thomas (Minnesota)

Southwestern (Texas)


Trinity (Texas)





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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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