The College of Charleston (20-9) will play at No. 9 national seed Clemson (22-5) at 1 p.m. May 14 in a first-round match in the NCAA women's tennis tournament.
Clemson's Hoke Sloan Tennis Center also hosts a 10 a.m. first-round matchup between Harvard and Georgia. Friday's winners meet at 1 p.m. May 15 for a berth in the round of 16.
It is the third NCAA trip for the Cougars under coach Angelo Anastopoulo. The Cougars, the Southern Conference champions, lost to Florida in last year's first round.
South Carolina (16-8) and S.C. State (13-5) also made the NCAA field. USC plays TCU on May 14 at Florida State, and S.C. State plays on May 14 at national No. 3 seed Florida.
Brad Brownell's coaching staff is nearing completion less than a month into his tenure as Clemson's coach. Purdue assistant coach Rick Ray will officially join the staff once paperwork is completed, Brownell said. He'll join assistant coaches Earl Grant and Mike Winiecki, director of operations Dick Bender and video assistant Lucas McKay.
Ray will be the associate head coach. In addition to his Big Ten experience, Ray has familiarity with motion offense and man-to-man defense, Brownell's preferred styles of play.
Clemson will induct eight new members, seven former athletes and one coach, into its athletic hall of fame this fall. They are Henry Abadi, soccer; Cindy Duarte, track and field; Pender Murphy, men's tennis; Shawn Crawford, men's track; D.J. Trahan, men's golf; Harold Olsen, football; Paulette Russell, women's swimming; and Bob Pollock, track and field coach.
Citadel women's coach Bob Winch signed four more athletes for next season. They are 5-5 forward/midfielder Vanessa Aponte of Orlando, Fla.; 5-2 midfielder Stephanie Bengle of Oakville, Ontario; 5-6 defender/MF Jaslene Thiara of Brampton, Ontario; and 5-2 forward/defender Taylor Alexis Viana from Jacksonville, Fla.