Ball State Women's Volleyball NCAA Tournament Tradition

The Ball State women's volleyball team has a rich tradition of success, including eight trips to the NCAA Tournament, which is the second-most of any Mid-American Conference program since 1992.

In 1992, the Cardinals advanced to NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history, falling to then No. 1-ranked UCLA in the first round.

In 1994, BSU’s third trip to the tournament, the Cardinals picked up their first NCAA Tournament victory with a stunning 3-2 (15-12, 8-15, 15-7, 8-15, 16-14) victory over Illinois in Champaign, Ill.

In 1995, Ball State hosted it’s first-ever NCAA Tournament match, drawing Loyola (Ill.) in the first round. The Cardinals went on to defeat the Ramblers 3-0 (15-13, 15-11, 15-8).

The 2000 Ball State women’s volleyball team picked up the program’s first-ever at large bid into the NCAA Tournament, as it finished the regular season with a 25-7 overall record.

The Cardinals returned to the dance again in 2002 after claiming both the MAC regular season and tournament titles. Ball State was shipped to Columbus, Ohio, to battle Louisville in first round action.

Ball State's most-recent trip to the NCAA Tournament came in 2011, when the Cardinals earned the program's second at-large bid. Ball State was sent to West Lafayette, Ind., for another showdown versus Louisville in first round action.

Overall, the Ball State women’s volleyball team is 2-8 in NCAA Tournament play (see match-by-match results below).

For more information about each of the Cardinals NCAA Tournament teams, click on the respective banner below. 

   


Ball State Women's Volleyball All-Time NCAA Tournament Results


Date

Opponent

Round

Results

12/2/2011

vs. Louisville

First Round

L, 0-3 (22-25, 15-25, 20-25)

12/6/2002

vs. Louisville

First Round

L, 0-3 (24-30, 24-30, 25-30)

12/1/2000

at No. 16 Ohio State

First Round

L, 1-3 (14-16, 3-15, 16-14, 10-15)

12/2/1999

vs. No. 17 Northern Iowa

First Round

L, 2-3 (15-12, 9-15, 15-10, 2-15, 12-15)

12/2/1995

at No. 17 UCLA

Second Round

L, 0-3 (4-15, 4-15, 7-15)

11/29/1995

Loyola (Ill.)

First Round

W, 3-0 (15-13, 15-11, 15-8)

12/1/1994

at No. 5 Penn State

Second Round

L, 0-3 (8-15, 5-15, 16-18)

11/30/1994

at Illinois

First Round

W, 3-2 (15-12, 8-15, 15-7, 8-15, 16-14)

12/1/1993

at Minnesota

First Round

L, 0-3 (6-15, 11-15, 9-15)

12/4/1992

at No. 1 UCLA

First Round

L, 0-3 (1-15, 4-15, 0-15)

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