UMHB to co-host 4 NCAA Championship events

Alvin Kelly
April 20, 2017

Arkansas will host the NCAA outdoor track and field West preliminaries May 23-25, 2019, at John McDonnell Field; an NCAA cross country regional November 15, 2019, at the Agri Park course; and an NCAA gymnastics regional April 2, 2022, at Barnhill Arena. The city previously hosted the volleyball championships in 2006, 2008 and 2015.

The NCAA announced Nathan Benderson Park will host the organization's Division I, II and III Rowing Championships in 2021 and 2022.

The Division I Men's Basketball Regional also will return to Kansas City, Missouri's, Sprint Center in 2019. Oklahoma City did not receive a bid this cycle.

The university was awarded the 2020 NCAA Skiing Championships on Tuesday.

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The other three sites announced for the upcoming championships are Minneapolis in 2018, Pittsburgh in 2019 and Columbus, Ohio in 2021. This will be the first time Stillwater received a championship bid for either tennis team or either cross country program.

Built in 2014, the 50,000 square foot facility north of Boone Pickens Stadium includes an indoor facility with six courts, coaches' offices, locker rooms and a sports medicine center. The men's and women's races will be held November 17 at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Course, the Badgers' current home.

For the eighth time in school history, Montana State will host collegiate skiing's top event.

"The Home of Hockey within the United States, Manheim, Pa., continues to expand, attracting rich talent to the area for our premier events at the grade school level all the way to the global stage", said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey's Executive Director. "To have our first national championship here on our campus is something we all will take great pride in and make it the best championship experience for Division II field hockey".

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