San Jac volleyball team headed back to national tournament

11.17.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

San Jac will face Polk State in opening round on Thursday, Nov. 19

PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College volleyball team will face off against the very best college volleyball teams in the nation at the 2015 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Volleyball Championship from Nov. 19-21 in Casper, Wyoming.

San Jac (28-13) enters the tournament as the number 11 seed and will face sixth-seed Polk State College (22-10) at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Nov. 19. The team earned a berth to the national tournament as the Region XIV runner-up after three days at the Region XIV tournament in Tyler, Texas, defeating Navarro College, Tyler Junior College and Panola College before falling to Blinn College in the regional championship match.

Under Head Volleyball Coach Sharon Nelson’s 14-year tutelage, San Jac has won eight regional titles and nine conference championships. Nelson’s teams have finished in the top 11 at the national tournament in nine of the last 10 seasons, including a national runner-up in 2010. Nelson recorded her 400th career win and is ranked sixth among active NJCAA Division I volleyball head coaches.

For information about the Region XIV Tournament, including full results and tournament schedule, visit http://njcaacasper.net/. For more information about the San Jacinto College volleyball team, visit sanjacsports.com.

About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit sanjac.edu, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.