Stanford Selected To Host 2009 NCAA Women's Volleyball Regional

May 7, 2008

Stanford, Calif. - Stanford has been selected as one of four regional sites for the 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championships announced the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee today.

Along with Maples Pavilion, 2009 NCAA Regionals will be played at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, the Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Minneapolis and the Qwest Center Omaha with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln serving as host. All competition will be played Dec. 11-12.

'When we were selecting these sites we really wanted to focus on attendance history and attendance potential,' said Marie Robbins, the chair of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee. 'We believe these sites provide a regional balance that can also draw great crowds. They have proven to be great hosts in the past, and we know they will step up to the plate in hosting these regionals so we can continue to grow this championship.'

Stanford will be hosting a regional for the sixth time since the NCAA Championship expanded to include 64 teams in 1998. The Cardinal has won its regional four of the five times it has hosted since 1998, including last December when Stanford defeated UCLA in the regional final to advance to the Final Four in Sacramento.

For 2008, the four regional sites include: Moby Arena on the campus of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado; Rec Hall at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania; Gregory Gymnasium at the University of Texas at Austin; and Bank of America Arena at the University of Washington in Seattle. All competition will be played Dec. 12-13.

Previously announced, the finals site for the Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in 2008 is the Qwest Center Omaha, Dec. 18-20, and in 2009 the competition will be held at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla., Dec. 17-19.

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