WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 15, 2019) - For the fifth consecutive year, all twelve teams from the Gulf South Conference and the eleven squads from the Sunshine State Conference will compete in the South Region Crossover event. To make it an even 24 teams, Spring Hill College from the SIAC will also join in on the action. This year's edition will take place in Hoover, Alabama at the state-of-art Finley Center.
Rollins checks into the event as the #11 seed in the Sunshine State. They will begin their event with a matchup against GSC #9 Christian Brothers on Friday Ocotber 18 at 1:30 pm. They will then be back in action on Saturday morning agianst the GSC #12 Shorter Hawks at 9:00 am. Rollins and Shorter met previously this year at the Flager Invitational. The Tars took that match by a score of 3-0. In the afternoon, Rollins will face off against GSC #11 West Alabama starting at 4:45 pm.
Regional crossover events between the Sunshine State Conference and Gulf South Conference have been occurring for well over a decade, with past set-ups including smaller eight-team tournaments between the two conferences, as well as larger events where teams from both conferences were hosted at separate locations based on overall seedings.
The current one-of-a-kind event that fans know and love today, with both the SSC and GSC teams all under one roof for a multi-day tournament, kicked off in 2015 when it was held at the Coliseum on the campus of the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga. The multi-day round robin tournament in 2015 was the first of its kind, and featured 22 teams in total - 11 from the GSC, as well the nine members from them SSC plus then-provisional members Palm Beach Atlantic and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Each team played three matches over the course of two days, with a maximum of four matches being played at one time.
A full schedule of the Crossover can be found here.