UW Selected To Host NCAA First and Second Rounds in 2009, 2010

Feb. 12, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The University of Washington has been selected to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship in both 2009 and 2010, the NCAA announced today.

Washington is one of 17 additional first- and second-round sites that were added after the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee announced in the summer of 2007 that the championship would be expanding to 16 pre-determined first and second-round sites beginning in 2009.

Washington will host games during the 2009 championship either Saturday, March 21 and Monday, March 23 or Sunday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 24. First and second round games for the 2010 championship will be played either Saturday, March 20 and Monday, March 22 or Sunday, March 21 and Tuesday, March 23.

Additional cities chosen to host first and second-round games in 2009 include Bowling Green, Kentucky; Chattanooga, Tenn.; East Lansing, Mich.; Iowa City, Iowa; Notre Dame, Indiana; San Diego, Calif.; Seattle and Storrs, Conn.

The additional first and second rounds of the 2010 championship will be played in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Ames, Iowa; Cincinnati, Ohio; Durham, N.C.; Louisville, Kent.; Norman, Okla.; Pittsburgh, Penn.; Tallahassee, Fla. and Seattle.

Washington served as a host site for the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship as recently as back-to-back years in 2004 and 2005. UW hosted the 2004 NCAA West Regional and the 2005 NCAA First and Second Rounds.

2009 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship
First and Second Round Sites:

Albuquerque, N.M. (University of New Mexico)
Baton Rouge, La. (LSU)
Bowling Green, Kent. (Western Kentucky)
Chattanooga, Tenn. (Tennessee-Chattanooga)
College Park, Md. (Maryland-College Park)
Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State)
Duluth, Ga. (University of Georgia)
East Lansing, Mich. (Michigan State)
Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa)
Lubbock, Texas (Texas Tech)
Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame)
Los Angeles, Caif. (USC)
Piscataway, N.J. (Rutgers)
San Diego, Calif. (San Diego State)
Seattle, Wash. (University of Washington)
Storrs, Ct. (University of Connecticut)

2010 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship
First and Second Round Sites:
Albuquerque, N.M. (University of New Mexico)
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State)
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Austin)
Berkeley, Calif. (University of California)
Cincinnati, Ohio (Xavier)
Durham, N.C. (Duke)
Knoxville, Tenn. (University of Tennesse-Knoxville)
Louisville, Kent. (University of Louisville)
Minneapolis, Minn. (University of Minnesota)
Norfolk, Va. (Old Dominion)
Norman, Okla. (University of Oklahoma)
Notre Dame, Ind. (Notre Dame)
Pittsburgh, Pa. (University of Pittsburgh)
Seattle, Wash. (University of Washington)
Tallahassee, Fla. (Florida State)
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State)

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