Nov. 1, 2012
The NCAA Division I Championships Cabinet announced Thursday that it approved the University of Minnesota as the host institution for the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championship. The competition will be held March 20-22, 2014, at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
"The University of Minnesota is known for running great Championship meets, and we are so excited to be the host for the 2014 NCAA Women's Championship," head men's and women's swimming and diving coach Kelly Kremer said. "We believe the Twin Cities is one of the best swimming and diving communities in the United States, and a meet like this gives us an opportunity to bring swimming and diving's best athletes here to our campus for this community to come out and see."
The 2014 event will be the 10th NCAA Championship hosted at University Aquatic Center and the fourth women's championship. The facility has hosted a multitude of additional major events, including three U.S. National Championships, three U.S. Opens, 10 Big Ten Championships, a U.S. Olympic Festival and a U.S. Diving Championships.
In 2007, the facility became the first in the country to host both the NCAA men's and women's championships in consecutive weeks, and also served as the host facility for the 2011 men's championship.
Minnesota will also host the 2013 Big Ten Women's Championships, Feb. 20-23. It will mark the sixth Big Ten women's championships hosted by the Aquatic Center and the 12th overall conference men's or women's championships.
The NCAA also announced that the University of Texas was chosen to host the 2014 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center March, 27-29.
For more information on the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Swimming and Diving Championship, log on to NCAA.com.
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