Dec. 11, 2013
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa has been selected as the host institution for three NCAA Championship events in 2015 and 2016.
The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center will host the 2015 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships (March 26-28, 2015), the Bill and Jim Ashton Cross Country Course will host a 2016 NCAA Regionals (Nov. 11, 2016) in men’s and women’s cross country, and Carver-Hawkeye Arena will host a 2016 NCAA Regional (April 2, 2016) in women’s gymnastics.
“We are very pleased to be selected as the host institution for these three NCAA events,” said UI director of athletics Gary Barta. “We are excited to showcase our facilities for these national competitions. Our staff does a magnificent job conducting championships, and we know our teams will be motivated to try to qualify and compete in front of the Hawkeye faithful.”
It is the second time the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships will be held in Iowa City. The UI hosted the 1927 NCAA Championship at the UI Field House.
“We’re honored to be selected as the site for the 2015 NCAA Men’s Championship,” said UI head coach Marc Long. “It is a tremendous opportunity for our team, university and community.”
Iowa last hosted NCAA Cross Country Regionals in 2005 and NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Regionals in 2009.