By Tim Glon
ADA — The No. 20-ranked Ohio Northern volleyball team will travel to Grand Rapids, Mich., and will face No. 18 Wisconsin-Whitewater in the First Round of the 64-team NCAA Division III Tournament on Thursday.
Tiumes for the four first round matches will be released later in the week.
The Polar Bears (22-7 overall) earned the Ohio Athletic Conference's automatic bid after winning the OAC Tournament title on Saturday under 28th-year head coach Kate Witte.
The Warhawks (24-7 overall) qualified for the NCAA Tournament as an at-large after falling to No. 4 Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament finals.
With a victory over the Warhawks, the Polar Bears would face either tournament host and No. 1-ranked Calvin (Mich.) or Greenville (Ill.) in the Second Round on Friday.
The other half of the bracket features No. 15 Hope (Mich.) facing DePauw (Ind.) and No. 3 Wittenberg playing Carthage (Wis.) in the two other First Round matches.
The Third Round will be on Saturday with a spot in the NCAA III Quarterfinals in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the line.
ONU will be making its 31st appearance at the NCAA III Tournament.
Check back to ONUSports.com for further updates as they become available.