About the Tournament 

The 2016 Southwestern Athletic Conference women's volleyball tournament will take place Friday, November 18 through Sunday, November 20 on the campus of Jackson State University in the Williams Assembly Center.

The top eight teams based on SWAC league-play records qualify for the tournament. This season, the tournament will be single-elimination, and teams will be seeded 1-8 regardless of divisional affiliation.

This year marks the 28th year schools will participate in the league's tournament. The winner of the tournament receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Grambling State, Jackson State, Prairie View A&M, Southern and Texas Southern are the only teams to have captured the conference postseason title.

Last year, Jackson State claimed its third SWAC championship in five seasons, defeating then-defending champion Alabama State in four sets to win the title.  In 2012, Jackson State won its second consecutive postseason title. And prior to JSU's consecutive wins, Alabama A&M had claimed the title for four consecutive years and 10 of the last 13 tournament championships.

The championship match will broadcast live on ESPN3 at 3:00 p.m. CST. Fans can follow live stats for all matches and check back for box scores and photos after the match's completion.

Admission to the each tournament match is free.  And programs are available for sale on site.

Championship Recaps: 2015 • 2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010 • 2009 • 2008




Tournament Schedule

Friday, November 18 - Day 1 (Quarterfinals)
Quarterfinal 1 11 a.m. No. 1 Alabama State 3, No. 8 Grambling State 0 Watch  Recap  Box Score
Quarterfinal 2 1 p.m. No.4 Alabama A&M 3, No. 5 Prairie View A&M 1 Watch  Recap  Box Score
Quarterfinal 3 4 p.m. No. 3 Southern 3, No. 6 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 1 Watch  Recap  Box Score
Quarterfinal 4 6:30 p.m. No. 2 Texas Southern 3, No. 7 Jackson State 0 Watch  Recap  Box Score
Saturday, November 19 - Day 2 (Semifinals)
Semifinal 1 1 p.m. No. 1 Alabama State 3, No. 4 Alabama A&M 0 Watch Recap Box Score
Seminfinal 2   3 p.m. No. 2 Texas Southern 3, No. 3 Southern 0 Watch Recap  Box Score
    Sunday, November 22 - Championship      
Championship 3 p.m. No. 1 Alabama State 3, No. 2 Texas Southern 1  ESPN3 Recap Box Score

 


Tournament History

Year

Champion

Runner-Up

1989

Texas Southern

Southern

1990

Texas Southern

Prairie View A&M

1991

Texas Southern

Prairie View A&M

1992

Prairie View A&M

Texas Southern

1993

Southern

Texas Southern

1994

Texas Southern

Prairie View A&M

1995

Grambling State

Prairie View A&M

1996

Grambling State

Miss. Valley State

1997

Grambling State

Southern

1998

Southern

Prairie View A&M

1999

Prairie View A&M

Southern

2000

Alabama A&M

Prairie View A&M

2001

Alabama A&M

Alcorn State

2002

Alabama A&M

Alcorn State

2003

Alabama A&M

Grambling State

2004

Alabama A&M

Grambling State

2005

Alabama A&M

Grambling State

2006

Prairie View A&M

Miss. Valley State

2007

Alabama A&M

Grambling State

2008

Alabama A&M

Grambling State

2009

Alabama A&M

Grambling State

2010

Alabama A&M

Jackson State

2011

Jackson State

Alabama A&M

2012

Jackson State

Alabama A&M

2013

Alabama State

Alabama A&M

2014

Alabama State

Southern

2015

Jackson State

Alabama State

2016

Alabama State

Texas Southern