Ball State Women's Volleyball NCAA Tournament Tradition

The Ball State women's volleyball team has a rich tradition of success, including seven trips to the NCAA Tournament, which ties for the 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.

BSU’s most-recent trip to the NCAA Tournament came in 2002, when the Cardinals traveled to Columbus, Ohio, to battle Louisville in first round action.

Overall, the Ball State women’s volleyball team is 2-7 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

12/6/02

vs. Louisville

First Round

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

12/1/00

at No. 16 Ohio State

First Round

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

12/2/99

vs. No. 17 Northern Iowa

First Round

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

12/2/95

at No. 17 UCLA

Second Round

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

11/29/95

Loyola (Ill.)

First Round

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

12/1/94

at No. 5 Penn State

Second Round

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

11/30/94

at Illinois

First Round

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

12/1/93

at Minnesota

First Round

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

12/4/92

at No. 1 UCLA

First Round

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