[NAIA: Women] Defending national champion and top seed Lindsey Wilson heads the 31-team field for the NAIA Women's Tournament. Play begins Saturday with first-round action.
This will be Lindsey Wilson's 15th consecutive appearance in the national championship. The Blue Raiders have a 28-12-1 record in the tournament with three national titles.
The 15 winners first-round winners, as well as host Mobile, will advance to the 30th annual NAIA National Championship Dec. 2-7 in Orange Beach, Ala.
Two teams made the postseason for the first time after winning their respective conference crowns: Columbia (Mo.) and Our Lady of the Lake (Texas).
Saturday, November 23
Lindsey Wilson (18-3-0) vs. Asbury (11-8-0)
Olivet Nazarene (16-3-2) vs. Graceland (13-5-3)
Concordia (Calif.) (16-0-3) vs. John Brown (14-3-3)
Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (14-4-1) vs. Reinhardt (15-3-2)
William Carey (17-4-0) vs. Our Lady of the Lake (16-2-1)
St. Thomas (Fla.) (16-1-1) vs. Hastings (16-4-1)
Concordia (Ore.) (17-1-1) vs. William Jessup (14-6-0)
Northwood (Fla.) (14-1-1) vs. Bellevue (10-7-3)
The Master’s (15-5-0) vs. Cal State San Marcos (11-5-1)
Spring Arbor (18-2-1) vs. Robert Morris (Ill.) (13-4-1)
Vanguard (15-4-0) vs. Columbia (Mo.) (16-2-1)
St. Ambrose (14-4-1) vs. Davenport (17-2-1)
Cumberland (15-3-1) vs. Ottawa (13-6-2)
Martin Methodist (15-5-1) vs. Trinity International (Ill.) (13-5-3)
Westmont (15-1-3) vs. Westminster (Utah) (11-7-2)