The Wolfpack will split into two squads and host seven other teams in the day-long event at Reynolds Coliseum.
Third-year head coach Bryan Bunn and his staff are well-known in and familiar with the Lone Star State. Three Wolfpack players are also from Texas. The Pack plays Texas A&M on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA volleyball championships.
The NC State volleyball team will host Virginia on Friday at 7 p.m. and Virginia Tech on Saturday at 5 p.m. in a pair of important matches in the ACC regular-season race. Saturday, both seniors Megan Cyr and Alexa Micek will be honored for their contributions to the program. Admission is free for all spectators.
The 23rd-ranked Hurricanes outhit the Wolfpack .286 to .146 in the match, to take a 3-1 victory at Reynolds Coliseum. The Wolfpack plays three of its final five matches on the road, beginning with a trip to Clemson on Friday and Georgia Tech on Saturday.
The NC State volleyball team begins practice on Aug. 7 and is looking to improve on last year's breakthrough 20-13 season. Here's a closer look at this year's squad.
2013: Saw action in six matches, playing in 14 sets ... Led the team in service aces at Rice with three in the contest ... Notched four digs in the match against Houston Baptist ... Tallied a kill against Wisconsin ... Served as a team captain during the season
2012: Saw action in 14 of the Wolfpack's matches and in 27 of the team's sets last season ... Recorded 12 digs on the season ... Tallied a season-high five digs against Sacramento State and also had a service ace in that match ... Named one of the team captain's for the 2013 season
2011: Saw action in one set, a 3-1 victory over Charleston Southern
2010:Transferred to NC State after spending her first two seasons at American University ... Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Did not compete due to injury
2009: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in 15 matches ... Recorded 26 assists and seven digs ... Averaged 1.24 assists per game
Prep: Competed in volleyball at Cherry Creek High School for four years ... Helped her team to the 2008 5A State Championship with a perfect 31-0 record ... Named All-State Honorable Mention, All-Conference and All-League as a senior ... Captained her team all four years ... Graduated with honors and was a four-year recipient of the Honor Athlete Award and Honor Roll ... Also participated in basketball, club soccer, Physics Club, Creek Connect Club and orchestra