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Charlottesville, VA – The No. 6 Virginia women’s golf team received the second seed for the NCAA West Regional Championship the NCAA announced today. It marks the seventh straight year Virginia has received a bid to the NCAA Championships. It is the second consecutive year the Cavaliers have been designated for the West Regional. Last year UVa placed fifth at the Stanford Golf Course to earn its third straight trip to the NCAA Championships.

The Cavaliers will compete at the West Regional May 5-7 at Washington National Golf Club in Auburn, Wash. The University of Washington is the host school for the tournament. The top eight schools from each of 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 Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas and are hosted by Texas A&M.

The West Regional features six teams currently ranked in the Golfstat top-20 poll. Top-ranked USC is the No. 1 seed while No. 7 Arizona is the third seed, No. 12 Georgia is the fourth seed, No. 13 Tennessee is the fifth seed and No. 19 Pepperdine is the sixth seed.

“We are honored to once again be selected to play in a regional championship,” said Virginia coach Kim Lewellen. “The girls have worked very hard this year and it is a great reward to be selected the number-two seed. They are all excited to make the trip out to Seattle. We were fortunate last year out west and we hope to follow that up with the same success this year.”

The NCAA’s Central Regional will be played at the Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Ind. and the East Regional is being held at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Virginia is one of five ACC teams to receive an invitation to this year’s national championship. Duke is the No. 2 seed in the Central Regional while Wake Forest is the No. 5 seed at that site. North Carolina is the No. 7 seed in the East Regional and Florida State is the No. 10 seed at that tournament.

Virginia, which fielded its first team in 2004, has qualified for the NCAA regional championships each season since 2005. Last year UVa finished 13th at the NCAA Championships held in Wilmington, N.C.

West Regional – Washington National Golf Course hosted by the University of Washington
1. USC, 2. Virginia, 3. Arizona, 4. Georgia, 5. Tennessee, 6. Pepperdine, 7. Iowa State, 8. UC Davis, 9. Texas A&M, 10. Oklahoma, 11. Oregon, 12. South Carolina, 13. Washington, 14. Tulsa, 15. Denver, 16. San Diego State, 17. BYU, 18. New Mexico, 19. Texas San Antonio, 20. Portland State, 21. New Mexico State, 22. San Jose State, 23. Oral Roberts, 24. UTEP

East Regional – LPGA International hosted by Stetson University and the Central Florida Sports Commission
1. Alabama, 2. Purdue, 3. California, 4. Arizona State, 5. Auburn, 6. Michigan State, 7. North Carolina, 8. Vanderbilt, 9. Florida, 10. Florida State, 11. Colorado, 12. TCU, 13. Louisville, 14. Mississippi, 15. Texas Tech, 16. Florida International, 17. Coastal Carolina, 18. Augusta State, 19. Yale, 20. Kentucky, 21. Stetson, 22. UNC Wilmington, 23. Fairleigh Dickinson, 24. Alabama State

Central Regional – Warren Golf Course hosted by the University of Notre Dame
1. UCLA, 2. Duke, 3. LSU, 4. Arkansas, 5. Wake Forest, 6. Texas, 7. Tulane, 8. Stanford, 9. Notre Dame, 10. Ohio State, 11. Kent State, 12. Chattanooga, 13. Northwestern, 14. Minnesota, 15. UNLV, 16. Oklahoma State, 17. North Texas, 18. Wisconsin, 19. East Carolina, 20. Michigan, 21. Illinois, 22. Morehead State, 23. Illinois State, 24. Butler

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