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MARQUETTE, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University volleyball team opens up its 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship campaign against some of the best teams in the Midwest Aug. 27-29.  Competing in the Wildcat Open Volleyball Tournament are two teams who finished the 2008 campaign ranked in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Top 25, Minnesota-Duluth and the University of California-San Diego. Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) foes Lake Superior State and Michigan Tech will participate along with St. Cloud State, Winona State and Wisconsin-Parkside.
Passes for the tournament are currently available at all NMU Ticket outlets, by calling 906-227-1032 or on-line at
An All-Tournament Pass is available for $18 adults and $12 students (18 and under). A day pass is available for $10 adults, $7 students (18 and under) and NMU students are free with a valid NMU student ID. Tickets for the final match only of the day are $7 adults, $5 students (18 and under) and NMU students are free with a valid NMU student ID. All seats are general admission.
2009 Wildcat Open
Thursday, August 27

Vandament Arena
7 p.m. – UWP vs. NMU

Friday, August 28

Vandament Arena
Auxiliary Gymnasium
10 a.m. – UWP vs. MTU
10 a.m. – LSSU vs. UMD
1 p.m. – SCSU vs. NMU
1 p.m. – UCSD vs. WSU
4 p.m. – UMD vs. MTU
4 p.m. – LSSU vs. UWP
7 p.m. – WSU vs. NMU
7 p.m. – SCSU vs. UCSD

Saturday, August 29

Vandament Arena
Auxiliary Gymnasium
10 a.m. – LSSU vs. SCSU
10 a.m. – MTU vs. WSU
1 p.m. – UCSD vs. UMD
1 p.m. – no match
4 p.m. – WSU vs. LSSU
4 p.m. – SCSU vs. UWP
7 p.m. – UMD vs. NMU
7 p.m. – MTU vs. UCSD

Teams competing in the tournament: LSSU (Lake Superior State), MTU (Michigan Tech), NMU (Northern Michigan University), SCSU (St. Cloud), UCSD (University of California-San Diego), UMD (Minnesota-Duluth), WSU (Winona State) and UWP (Wisconsin-Parkside).
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Prepared By
David Faiella
Sports Information Director