SMU volleyball makes NCAA Tournament

The SMU volleyball team was officially selected to the 2015 Division 1 Women’s Volleyball Championship Sunday.

The team claimed the American Athletic Conference’s automatic bid by winning the AAC regular season championship and will make its first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament against Purdue Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. in Austin, Texas.

The Mustangs finished the season with a program-record 27 wins that included a 17-3 record in conference play. The team is led by Avery Acker, the NCAA leader in assists per set (12.53), Morgan Heise, who is second in the NCAA in digs, and Janelle Giordano, who ranks second in the NCAA with 185 blocks.

Purdue finished the 2015 season 22-9. The Boilermakers were 3-7 against top-25 teams. The winner of the Dec. 3 matchup will play the winner of Thursday’s match between No. 3-seeded Texas and Fairfield.

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