MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State volleyball earned its 10th consecutive NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball tournament bid on Sunday. The Wildcats first round match will be against Florida A&M in Gainesville, Fla., on Thursday at 5 p.m. ET.
K-State (20-10, 11-9 Big 12) is no stranger to Gainesville, having played Penn State in the O’Connell Center in the Sweet 16 of the 2003 NCAA Tournament. Kansas State has never faced Florida A&M.
Along with the Wildcats and Rattlers of Florida A&M in Gainesville, are host Florida and Florida Atlantic. The Gators enter the tournament as the No. 8-seed and are 3-0 against the Wildcats, with the last meeting coming in the 2004 season at the Coca-Cola Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. K-State is 1-0 against the Florida Atlantic, defeating the Owls during the 2003 season.
The Wildcats are part of the Omaha Regional, which features two other Big 12 members, No. 1-seed Nebraska and Kansas. The Big 12 earned seven championship bids for the second year in a row. It is the most selections for any conference in 2005.