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Lincoln Christian College to host NCCAA volleyball championship     Send a link to a friend

[NOV. 6, 2004]  GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The National Christian College Athletic Association's 2004 Division II National Volleyball Championship will be at Lincoln Christian College, Lincoln, Ill., Nov. 11-13.

The national championship will host approximately 120 student-athletes plus coaching staff and fans from NCCAA colleges and universities across the country. LCC's volleyball team will be among the participating teams volleying for the 2004 national title.

"We're excited to hold the NCCAA volleyball championship in Lincoln," said Dan Wood, executive director of the NCCAA. "Lincoln Christian's commitment to this tournament and the assistance of Kevin Crawford and Ed Plumier in making this partnership a reality is greatly appreciated. We look forward to a successful event!"

Activities will begin with a Christian service project on Wednesday. NCCAA student-athletes will help the Lincoln YMCA move into their new facility. "This is an outstanding way in which LCC and the NCCAA can give back to the Lincoln community," said Kevin Crawford, LCC volleyball coach.

Following the Christian service project, there will be a banquet Wednesday night. Tina Rogers-Smith, a former volleyball star from the University of Illinois, will be the guest speaker, challenging the players to excellence.

Games begin on Thursday in the Lincoln Christian College Laughlin Center. Championship brackets are posted at www.thenccaa.org and can be viewed by clicking there on "Sports."

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The National Christian College Athletic Association, founded in 1966 and headquartered in Greenville, S.C., is an organization of 108 Christ-centered colleges and universities with a mission of using athletic competition as an integral component of education, evangelism and encouragement. The NCCAA hosts 23 national championships and invitationals for men's and women's soccer, volleyball and basketball, football, cross country, track and field, indoor track and field, men's golf, tennis, baseball and softball.

Tournament seeding is shown in the chart below.

Lincoln Christian College's match times:

Thursday, Nov. 11

  • Noon -- LCC vs. Southeastern College
  • 6 p.m. -- LCC vs. Ozark Christian College

Friday, Nov. 12

  • 10 a.m. -- LCC vs. North Central University
  • 4 p.m. -- LCC vs. Mid-American Christian University

Saturday, Nov. 13

  • 10:30 a.m. -- Semifinals
  • 3:30 p.m. -- Championship match

For tournament information posted by LCC, click here.

[NCCAA news release]

National championship seeding

Seed School, location Regional winner, at-large bid

Record

1.

Lincoln Christian College, Illinois Winner of Midwest Regional

21-6

2.

Clearwater Christian College, Florida Winner of South Regional

29-4

3.

Baptist Bible College, Pennsylvania Winner of East Regional

20-12

4.

Mid-American Christian University, Oklahoma Winner of Southwest Regional

23-13

5.

Ozark Christian College, Missouri Winner of Central Regional

25-9

6.

Northland Baptist Bible College, Wisconsin At-large bid

29-7

7.

Simpson University, California Winner of West Regional

12-13

8.

North Central University, Minnesota Winner of North Central Regional

14-12

9.

Southeastern College, Florida At-large bid

21-12

10.

Johnson Bible College, Tennessee Winner of Mideast Regional

22-8

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