The Dominican Republic's women's team will be among the favourites in FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 2 this year. After participating in every edition of the World Grand Prix since 2004, they will play to make their way back into the competition's elite Group 1. A sixth place at the Women’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Japan, however, means that they will not participate in the volleyball tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Their best World Grand Prix performances to date were eighth-place finishes in 2006 and 2010. Their greatest success on the global stage was taking bronze at the 2009 Grand Champions Cup in Japan. They also participated in the Olympic tournaments in Athens in 2004 and London in 2012, claiming a joint fifth place at the latter.
The Dominican Republic have competed in World Championships seven times and at the World Cup four times. At the 2014 World Championship they took joint fifth place with Russia after reaching the third round. In 2013, they took bronze at the Montreux Volley Masters tournament in Switzerland. In the same year at the Grand Champions Cup in Japan they finished sixth.