The tournament, hosted by Birmingham Southern, will feature 18 teams, including two from the Ohio Valley Conference: Southern Illinois, Methodist, UT Tyler, Belmont, Anderson, Lipscomb, Montevello, Lenoir-Rhyne, King College, Indianapolis, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State, Jackson State, IUPUFW, Indiana State and host Birmingham Southern.
Play will begin on Sunday with the practice rounds set for Saturday at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Oxmoor Valley.
Oxmoor Valley is a 54-hole facility in Birmingham built on former mining land owned by U.S. Steel. Sculpted from the peaks and valleys of the Appalachians, the courses offer scenic forests, numerous creeks and challenging elevation changes.
This weekend will mark Tennessee State's first action since participating in the F&M Bank Intercollegiate last October. TSU finished in 10th place led by Jamie Pierce's score of 157. She recorded a low of 77 in the final round.
In a preseason poll that was released earlier this month, Tennessee State was selected to finish the league race in eighth place.