August 23, 2021
NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD – Local NAIA women's volleyball programs will be flooding the CNOS Fieldhouse Labor Day weekend for the United Sports Academy/College of Saint Mary Labor Day Classic Tournament presented by Wall of Fame. MVP United Volleyball Club will be will be serving as the tournament organizer, Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom and the North Sioux City Subway are additional sponsors of the tournament.
19 programs, ranging from local GPAC teams to programs traveling from across the country, will compete Friday and Saturday. The draw of this tournament? The NAIA Women's Volleyball Championships take place at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City at the end of each fall season. This tournament is a great opportunity for teams to compete in the very town they may be competing for a National Championship in just a few short months.
Teams in attendance include host team: College of Saint Mary (NE), as well as a number of local GPAC squads: Briar Cliff University (IA), Hastings College (NE), Midland University (NE), and Northwestern College (IA). More local non-conference competition include Dakota State University (SD) and Grand View University (IA). Teams who will be traveling a bit further to compete are Benedictine College (KS), Columbia College (MO), Evangel University (MO), Friends University (KS), Judson University (IL), Life University (GA), Lincoln Christian University (IL), Lincoln College (IL), Park University (MO), University of St. Francis-Ft. Wayne (IN), Viterbo University (WI) and William Jessup University (CA).
This will be the first time the CNOS Fieldhouse and the United Sports Academy host a college volleyball tournament. You can view the playing schedule for Friday and Saturday to the right. The event is open to the public and admission is $10/day or $15 for the weekend. Spectators are asked to enter through the south (main) doors of the CNOS Fieldhouse.
"The Labor Day Classic will bring 19 of the top NAIA teams to the United Sports Academy. It is exciting to see teams from all across the country come to compete in our facility! It's a chance for programs to come to Sioux City where the NAIA National Championships are held and use it as motivation to start and finish their season in this city. I am looking forward to some great competition and making this tournament a tradition for many years to come," states College of Saint Mary Head Volleyball Coach and MVP United Club Director, Rick Pruett.
The CNOS Fieldhouse/United Sports Academy is located at 300 Centennial Drive; North Sioux City, SD.