The No. 9 Lady Volunteer golf team will be headed to Las Cruces, N.M., to compete in the NCAA West Regional from May 5-7 with hopes of qualifying for its second straight appearance in the NCAA Championships.
It will be the 13th consecutive regional event in which the Lady Vols have competed in and just the second time in school history that Tennessee has been placed in the West Regional.
Tennessee is the No. 4 seed in the 21-team region, with the top eight squads and best two individuals advancing to the NCAA Championships, slated for May 17-20 in Sunriver, Ore.
Of the 21 teams in the field, nine are currently ranked in the top 25 of Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index Ratings. The squads are as follows: No. 2 UCLA, No. 5 Georgia, No. 7 Oklahoma State, No. 9 Tennessee, No. 16 Southern California, No. 17 Arizona, No. 23 Washington State, No. 24 Stanford and No. 25 California.
On the year, Tennessee is a combined 17-8-0 against the other NCAA qualifiers, including unblemished marks against BYU, California, Denver, Northwestern, Oregon, Stanford, UNLV and Washington State.