The Lady Patriots competed in the 2017 Southwest Regional Tournament in Manhattan, Kansas. The number two seeded Patriots faced off against the host school, number three Manhattan Christian College. The two faced off earlier in the season with the Patriots coming away with the 3-1 victory. The Patriots had the same result, but with a better score, 3-0. The Patriots were led behind the big blocks of Ciara Cheadle, Aischa Barry, and Jacquelyn Wells fourteen assisted blocks.
After their win against, MCC, the Patriots squared off against number one seeded Randall University. Attack errors hurt ABU and Randall came away with a 3-0 win. The Arlington Baptist University finished the 2017 season as the Southwest Regional runner-ups!
Not only did the ladies place second in the region, but several players garnered awards. Aischa Barry and Jacquelyn Wells were both voted as First Team All-Region players. Both Wells and Barry were forces as the team’s middles.