Emory University will serve as host of the 2017 UAA Volleyball Championship Friday and Saturday. Carnegie Mellon University enters the championship as the top seed after posting a 6-1 record in UAA round robin play.
Carnegie Mellon (27-3), which reached the championship match a year ago, seeks its first UAA title. The top seeds are ranked ninth in the most recent American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) National Poll.
Washington University (21-9), which captured its 21st Association title in 2015, is seeded second in the championship and ranked 19th in the AVCA poll.
University of Chicago (22-6). is seeded third and ranked 20th. The Maroons won the UAA title in 2013.
Host Emory (25-5) enters the championship tournament ranked seventh in Division III and are seeded fourth. The Eagles won their seventh UAA title last season.
Case Western Reserve University (17-11), the only team to defeat Carnegie Mellon in round robin play, are seeded fifth.
University of Rochester (18-11) is the sixth seed and have won six of its last seven matches.
NYU (10-20) has also won six of its last seven matches and enters the weekend as the seventh seed.
Brandeis University (15-11), the eighth seed, is riding a four-match winning streak.
Play opens at noon on Friday with Carnegie Mellon facing Brandeis and Washington University playing NYU. The championship match is set for 1 p.m. on Saturday.
The UAA champion receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Volleyball Championship.