No. 12-ranked Volleyball to face Aurora (Ill.) in First Round of NCAA III Tournament in Grand Rapids, Mich.

No. 12-ranked Volleyball to face Aurora (Ill.) in First Round of NCAA III Tournament in Grand Rapids, Mich.

By Tim Glon

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ADA — The No. 12-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will travel to Grand Rapids, Mich., to face Aurora (Ill.) in the First Round of the 2019 NCAA III Tournament at 5:30 pm on Thursday at Van Noord Arena.

The Polar Bears (26-5 overall) are making their 32nd NCAA Tournament appearance in the 40-year history of the event.

Ohio Northern qualified for the NCAA Tournament by winning the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournamewnt title in a thrilling 5-set victory over Otterbein, giving ONU the league's automatic bid.

Aurora (23-10) won the automatic bid of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference by winning the NACC Tournament title with a sweep of Concordia (Wis.) in the finals.

The ONU-AU winner will face either No. 3-ranked and tournament host Calvin (Mich.) or DePauw (Ind.) in the second round on Friday at 7 pm.

The regional finals will be held on Saturday at 7 pm.

Other first round opponents include No. 10 Hope (Mich.) against Texas-Dallas at 12:30 pm and No. 11 Muskingum playing Wittenberg at 3 pm.

Check back to ONUSports.com for further details as they become available.