The national champion Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds are a strong bet to repeat at the NAIA Volleyball National Championship December 2-6 in Sioux City, Iowa.
"FPU captured its third national title last season and is once again the favorite this season," according to the website of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). "The Sunbirds are perfect on the season with a 30-0 record and were ranked No. 1 in every Coaches' Top 25 Poll this season."
The return of a national tournament to Fresno Pacific University brings benefits to Fresno.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Outdoor Track & Field National Championships will be at Fresno Pacific University May 24-26. In all, 123 colleges and universities from the United States and Canada are scheduled to participate.