The Missouri State women’s soccer team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament as the Bears defeated the UNI Panthers, 1-0, to claim the 2017 Missouri Valley Conference Championship title on Sunday at Betty & Bobby Allison South Stadium.  The Bears (10-9-1) return to the NCAA tournament after a 17-season drought – marking the program’s second tournament appearance since its inception in 1996.

The Bears will discover their seed in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship on Monday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. when the 2017 NCAA Championship bracket will be announced.