Washington University earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship and will be joined in the tournament field by at-large selections Emory University, Carnegie Mellon University, and University of Chicago.
The UAA champion Bears and the Maroons will compete in the same region hosted by Illinois Wesleyan University. Washington University (24-9) faces Calvin College (26-3) in the opening round in a rematch of the 2016 NCAA Division III title match. Chicago (23-8) faces host Illinois Wesleyan (22-7).
The Eagles (27-6) will host an eight-team regional and are set to face Worcester State College (26-8) in the first round.
The Tartans (29-4) travel to Stevenson University, where they play Eastern University (20-12).