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Charlottesville, VA – The No. 13 Virginia women’s golf team received the fifth seed for the NCAA West Region Championship the NCAA announced today. It marks the sixth-straight year Virginia has received a bid to the NCAA Championships.

The Cavaliers will compete at the West Region Championship May 6-8 at the Stanford University Golf Course. The top eight teams from each of the three 24-team regional sites will advance to the NCAA Championships along with the top two individuals not advancing from a team from each site. The NCAA Championships are scheduled for May 18-21 at The Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.

The NCAA’s Central Regional will be played at the Otter Creek Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind. and the East Regional is being held at Ironwood Country Club in Greenville, N.C.

The field for the West Regional includes (listed by seed): 1. UCLA, 2. Alabama, 3. Arizona, 4. Ohio State, 5. Virginia, 6. Stanford, 7. LSU, 8. California, 9. Texas A&M, 10. Texas, 11. UC Davis, 12. Arkansas, 13. UNLV , 14. San Jose State, 15. San Francisco, 16. Idaho, 17. UC Irvine, 18. Iowa State, 19. Maryland, 20. Colorado State, 21. Oral Roberts, 22. Texas State, 23. Pennsylvania and 24. Portland State.

“As a team we are excited to go to regionals again and from what I have seen about the Stanford Golf Course, it is similar to some of the places we have played,” said UVa coach Kim Lewellen. “The players were very excited. All of us thought we would be left in the east or possibly the central. The girls are excited to go out west. It will be a new opportunity for a lot of them. We have played well in our last few tournaments, so we want to keep that up and make it back to nationals.”

Virginia is one of seven ACC teams to receive an invitation to this year’s national championship. Duke is the top seed in the East Region while Wake Forest is the No. 3 seed and North Carolina is the No. 9 seed at that site. Florida State is the No. 8 seed in the Central where NC State is the No. 19 seed. Maryland is also in the West Regional with UVa as the No. 19 seed.

Virginia, which fielded its first team in 2004, has qualified for the NCAA regional championships each season since 2005. That year the Cavaliers advanced to the NCAA Championships, finishing 13th overall. Last year UVa advanced to the NCAA Championships, finishing eighth overall, after placing fourth at the East Regional.

East Regional – Greenville, N.C.
1. Duke, 2. Auburn, 3. Wake Forest, 4. Pepperdine, 5. Vanderbilt, 6. Tennessee, 7. Florida, 8. TCU, 9. North Carolina, 10. South Carolina, 11. Tulane, 12. Chattanooga, 13. Washington, 14. Texas Tech, 15. Georgia State, 16. Campbell, 17. East Tennessee State, 18. Furman, 19. Coastal Carolina, 20. East Carolina, 21. College of Charleston, 22. Stetson, 23. Charleston Southern, 24. Farleigh Dickinson.

Central Regional – Bloomington, Ind.
1. Arizona State, 2. USC, 3. Purdue, 4. Michigan State, 5. Georgia, 6. Denver, 7. New Mexico, 8. Florida State, 9. Oklahoma State, 10. Louisivlle, 11. Oregon, 12. Kent State, 13. Northwestern, 14. Norte Dame, 15. Mississippi, 16. San Diego State, 17. Baylor, 18. Tulsa, 19. N.C. State, 20. Indiana, 21. Illinois State, 22. Murray State, 23. Detroit, 24. Jackson State.

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