TCU was selected to the NCAA Volleyball Tournament on Sunday and will play eighth-ranked Hawaii at 4:30 p.m. Friday in College Station.
No. 19 Texas A&M will host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The four teams are part of the Des Moines Regional.
The Horned Frogs, 19-9 overall, finished 9-7 and tied for fourth in the Big 12 in their first season under coach Jill Kramer.
This is the Frogs’ second NCAA Tournament berth, the first coming in 2009.
Also making the 64-team field out of the Big 12 were third-ranked Texas, No. 9 Kansas, Kansas State and Iowa State.
I really can’t put it into words how I feel about this.
TCU coach Jill Kramer, guiding her alma mater to the NCAA Tournament.
Texas will host Fairfield on Thursday. Kansas will play Furman on Thursday, and K-State will play Wichita State on Friday.
SMU also made the field and will play Purdue on Thursday.
“I am really excited for the players,” Kramer said via the TCU website. “They have put in a ton of work all season and to go through a coaching change, all of the rebuilding and for them to buy in and to believe in our system so quickly and to believe in our coaching staff so quickly is amazing. They deserve this and I am really happy for them.”
Kramer, who played at TCU from 1996-99, returned to her alma mater as coach last December after five seasons as coach at West Virginia. This is Kramer’s first time in the tournament as a head coach.
“I don’t know that I can put it into words to be honest,” Kramer said. “I came back here because I felt like as a player, there was a lot of unfinished business when I was done.
“I get to fix everything and kind of try to turn it into something that I always wanted and what the kids that I played with always wanted. The support we get here and the fans we have with everybody believing in us so much has been really cool and a big part of what we are doing.
“I really can’t put it into words how I feel about this.”
Hawaii rides a 21-match winning streak as the best blocking team in the nation with 3.30 blocks per set. The Big West champions also rank ninth nationally with a .288 hitting percentage.