MIAA Volleyball Tournament Canceled
Saturday, November 08, 2008
ROYAL OAK – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced Saturday that it has cancelled the MIAA volleyball tournament, which had initially been postponed until Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Commissioner David Neilson announced the cancellation after consulting with the NCAA, which had initially allowed an exception to its requirement that the MIAA’s automatic qualifier be determined by Sunday’s deadline. After revisiting the matter, the NCAA determined that the MIAA must abide by the original timeline.
“As a result of the virus at Hope College, which has now led to the cancellation of the tournament, the as per written policy, the automatic qualifier is awarded to the regular season champion, Hope College,” Neilson said.
Calvin will now play a waiting game to see if it receives an at-large bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin is currently 26-4 overall, ranked 14th nationally and third in the Great Lakes Region.
The NCAA is expected to announce its pairings for the Division III volleyball tournament on Sunday, Nov. 9.