ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

For the fourth time in five years, The UAA volleyball team has qualified for the NCAA Division II tournament.  The Seawolves are the seventh seed out of eight west region qualifiers as the field was announced on Monday.   UAA will take on second seed and nationally 4th-ranked BYU-Hawaii in the first round of the playoffs.

UAA earned its spot in the field with an overall record of 21-9, including a 15-3 mark in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play and solidified its bid with back to back three game sweeps to cap the regular season.

Prior to coach Chris Green's arrival in 2008, the Seawolves had only two such NCAA tournament appearances in their history, in 1989 and 1990.

NCAA Division II West Region Volleyball Tournament:

Opening Round Matchups

#7 UAA vs. #2 BYU-Hawaii

#6 Dixie State vs. #3 UC San Diego

#5 Western Washington vs. #4 Sonoma State

#8 Central Washington vs. #1 CSU-San Bernardino

Three GNAC schools made the tournament; UAA, Western Washington, and Central Washington.  The regional tournament begins at top seed Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, December 5th.