Washington Selected To Host Volleyball Regional

May 8, 2008

INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee announced that the University of washington has been chose as the West Regional site for the 2008 Division I Women's Volleyball Championships.

The four 2008 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 December 12-13.

Washington last hosted an NCAA regional in 2006, defeating third-seeded Penn State in four games in front of 6,549 fans to clinch their third-straight trip to the NCAA national semifinals.

The committee also announced the regional sites for 2009: The Stephen C. O'Connell Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida; Sports Pavilion at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in Minneapolis; Qwest Center Omaha with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln serving as host; and Maples Pavilion at Stanford University in Stanford, California. All competition will be played December 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.'

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

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