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NCAA Championship Host

Oct 14, 2020

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford has been selected to host three NCAA championships between 2024 and 2026, the association announced on Wednesday.  
 
Avery Aquatic Center will play host to the 2025 National Collegiate Men's Water Polo Championship, while Stanford Golf Course has also been selected to host the 2024 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regional Championships and the 2026 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regional Championships.
 
Avery Aquatic Center has previously played host to 10 water polo championships since opening in its current form in 2001. The facility has hosted the men's water polo championships six times, in 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2018, and the women's water polo championships four times, in 2004, 2008, 2015 and 2019.
 
The Avery Aquatic Center is the home of all Stanford aquatic teams and widely considered to be the finest outdoor swimming and diving facility in the United States. It has hosted numerous water polo, swimming and diving, and synchronized swimming national championships at various age levels in addition to United States swimming and water polo teams prior to their departure for the Olympics on multiple occasions.
 
Initially christened the deGuerre Pool Complex after Dorothy and Sidney deGuerre, the original facility was completed in 1972. In May 1999, an extensive renovation and expansion began that would ensure a world-class home for Stanford aquatic programs well into the future. Behind these efforts were the generosity and passion for water sports of Burt and Marion Avery and their family. The main attraction is the Avery Competition Pool, which can hold up to 2,530 fans.
 
Located in the foothills overlooking Stanford's campus, Stanford Golf Course is consistently rated as one of the finest courses in the world.
 
Designed in 1930 by renowned architects William Bell and George Thomas, the course is steeped in tradition. Throughout the years, Stanford has hosted many intercollegiate and non-collegiate events, including the Stanford Intercollegiate, Peg Barnard Intercollegiate, Pac-10 Championships, NCAA Regional Championships, NCAA Women's Championship, USGA Junior Amateur Qualifying, U.S. Open Qualifying and The Gathering at the Farm, a former Senior PGA Tour event.