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Washington State Athletics to Host Three NCAA Championships from 2023-25

Oct 15, 2020

PULLMAN, Wash. – The NCAA has awarded three championships to Washington State University to serve as host between 2023 and 2025, it was announced Wednesday.
Washington State University will host the following championships:
          2023 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regional
          2025 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championships
          2025 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships
WSU will host the 2023 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regional at Palouse Ridge Golf Club on the Pullman campus. This marks the second time WSU has been scheduled to host the women's regional, and fourth time overall hosting an NCAA regional at Palouse Ridge Golf Club.
The Cougars, along with the Seattle Sports Commission, will also serve as hosts for the 2025 NCAA Division I Women's and Men Swimming and Diving Championships from the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash. This will mark the first time WSU has hosted the event.
This is the third time for this specific NCAA championship bid process, which created the largest host site announcement ever, spanning 86 championships across a four-year cycle. Previously, selection announcements varied by sport. This process now gives the NCAA and host sites more time to plan each championship experience.
Bidding for 86 of 90 NCAA championships began in August 2019 and more than 3,000 bid applications were ultimately submitted. Each sport committee, per division, selected the host sites it believed would provide the ultimate experience for the respective student-athletes, resulting in more than 450 total championship event sites being awarded. More than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships each year. The four championships not included in the process due to preexisting site arrangements are: Division I baseball, Division I football, Division I softball and Division III women's ice hockey.