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2016 Volleyball Championship
Nov. 19-21 • Pete Hanna Center • Birmingham, Ala.


The fourth-seeded Samford Bulldogs claimed the 2016 Southern Conference volleyball title on Monday night, defeating third-seeded Chattanooga, 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-20, 25-22), at the Pete Hanna Center on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. With the win, the Bulldogs earned the program's third conference title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

Samford senior outside hitter Erin Bognar garnered the 2016 Southern Conference Most Outstanding Player award after totaling 28 kills on 63 attempts with only seven errors to hit .333 on the night.  Bognar also tallied 16 digs to notch a double-double for the champion Bulldogs. In addition to being named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, Bognar made the All-Tournament team along with teammates Gabbi Greenwald and Kate Neisler.


Championship information

Tickets:
Tournament Pass: $25.00
Youth Tournament Pass: $15.00
Single Day Adult: $10.00
Single Day Youth (3-17): $5.00
2 and Under: Free
Students with valid SoCon ID: Free
Samford Ticket Office: 205-726-3647
Directions:
Driving directions
Campus map
Area attractions:
What to see and do in Birmingham, Ala.
Hotels:
SoConTravel.com
Review of past championships:
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Participating institutions:
CIT // ETSU // FUR // MER // UNCG // SAM // UTC // WCU // WOF

Tournament schedule (all times Central)

Quarterfinals // Saturday, Nov. 19 // Pete Hanna Center // Samford // Birmingham, Ala.
MatchTeamsTimeStatsVideo
Match 1 No. 8 Furman 3, No. 9 The Citadel 0 9:30 a.m. Live stats SoCon Digital Network // Highlights // Photo gallery
Match 2 No. 4 Samford 3, No. 5 Wofford 0 12 p.m. Live stats SoCon Digital Network // Highlights // Photo gallery
Match 3 No. 1 ETSU 3, No. 8 Furman 1 2:30 p.m. Live stats SoCon Digital Network // Highlights // Photo gallery
Match 4 No. 2 UNCG 3, No. 7 Western Carolina 2 5 p.m. Live stats SoCon Digital Network // Highlights // Photo gallery
Match 5 No. 3 Chattanooga 3, No. 6 Mercer 1 7:30 p.m. Live stats

SoCon Digital Network // Highlights // Photo gallery

Semifinals // Sunday, Nov. 20 // Pete Hanna Center // Samford // Birmingham, Ala.
MatchTeamsTimeStatsVideo
Match 6 No. 4 Samford 3, No. 1 ETSU 0 2 p.m. Live stats SoCon Digital Network // Highlights // Photo gallery
Match 7 No. 3 Chattanooga 3, No. 2 UNCG 2 4:30 p.m. Live stats SoCon Digital Network // Highlights // Photo gallery
Championship Finals // Monday, Nov. 21 // Pete Hanna Center // Samford // Birmingham, Ala.
MatchTeamsTimeStatsVideo
Match 8 No. 4 Samford 3, No. 3 Chattanooga 1 6 p.m. Live stats ESPN3 // Highlights // Photo gallery

2016 Champion: Samford