April 13, 2021
The Navarro College Bulldogs are disappointed to announce that the women’s volleyball
team will be unable to attend the NJCAA National Championship
tournament scheduled April 15 – 17 in West Plains, MO due to COVID concerns within the team.
The team had a player test positive last Thursday, so per the NJCAA protocols the
team does not meet the CDC standards to be released to play. The NJCAA will move forward
with a no-contest and not replace the Bulldogs in the tournament.
“This is a sad day for our student-athletes, coaches and the Navarro volleyball program.,” Navarro Athletic Director Michael Landers said. “These young ladies have fought through so many opportunities over the past 10 months to earn a spot in the national tournament to defend their title. Unfortunately, Covid-19 has taken away that opportunity.”
Navarro Volleyball had qualified for the NJCAA Tournament for a third consecutive season, following up on its unbeaten, 2019 national championship. In the NJCAA’s final 2021 regular season ranking, Navarro ranked ninth and received one of two at-large bids to participate in the tournament. Over its last four seasons, NC ‘s volleyball record is 116-25 (.822).