20th-ranked Lady Bison will advance to Sioux City, Iowa, for the remainder of the Tournament, Nov. 29-Dec. 3, if they can knock off Kansas Wesleyan.
OBU is 1-2 all-time against the Coyotes, but the teams haven't met since 1985. OBU and KWU have two common opponents this season. The Coyotes went 0-2 against Hope International and Vanguard, losing both 3-0, while OBU scored wins over both of those schools.
Kansas Wesleyan, which received votes in the Top 25 poll, enters on a nine-match win streak and captured the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season and postseason crowns.
The Coyotes are fourth in the nation in team blocks, averaging 2.8 per set with 6-2 Breanne Schultz seventh in the NAIA at 1.36 and 5-11 Kelsey Boyles 12th at 1.31. Leah Keller leads the team with 2.63 kills per set.
OBU tied the school record with 31 wins in taking the Sooner Athletic Conference title after going a league-record 14-0 in the conference regular season.
It is OBU's first trip to the NAIA nationals, though the Lady Bison made the bi-district round three times before the program was shut down in 1987. Kansas Wesleyan also is in the NAIA Tournament for the first time.