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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

The UNI volleyball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament marking the 12th appearance in 17 seasons under head coach Bobbi Petersen.

The Panthers (24-9) will face Creighton (26-6) in Lawrence, Kansas on Thursday. The Bluejays swept UNI earlier in the season in a tournament at Southern California. Number five overall seed Kansas will face Samford in the other game in Lawrence.

Although Petersen at one time led UNI to seven straight NCAA appearances, this year's selection marks the first time in school history that the Panthers received an at-large bid in back-to-back seasons.

UNI will be making the 20th overall NCAA appearance in school history.

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