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Sioux Falls chosen to host eight NCAA DII Championships

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NCAA officials announced Wednesday, Dec. 11, that the City of Sioux Falls has been chosen host eight national championships over four years beginning in 2015. Championships for which Sioux Falls was selected as a host include 2015 Division II (DII) Women's Basketball, 2016 DII Women's Basketball, 2016 DII Wrestling, 2016 DII Women's Volleyball, 2017 DII Men's Basketball, 2018 DII Women's Basketball, 2018 DII Men's Basketball, and 2018 DII Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field.

Competition sites that will host these championships include the Sanford Pentagon, which will host women's volleyball, women's basketball, and men's basketball; the Denny Sanford Premier Center, which will host wrestling; and the University of Sioux Falls Lillibridge Track Complex, which will host outdoor track and field.

"This is truly a historic moment for the City of Sioux Falls and the entire state of South Dakota,"said Wes Hall, Executive Director of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority. "By entrusting us with these championships, the NCAA has put its faith in Sioux Falls and we will not disappoint."

The Sioux Falls Sports Authority submitted 19 NCAA Championship bids in September, covering a wide range of Division I and Division II events from 2015 to 2018. On Oct. 30, the City of Sioux Falls was selected as a finalist to host DII Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field, DII Men's Basketball, DII Women's Basketball, DII Women's Volleyball, and DII Wrestling. A total of 1,948 bids were received by the NCAA as part of the site-selection effort.

2015 DII Women's Basketball: March 27, 28 & 30 (Sanford Pentagon)

2016 DII Women's Basketball: March 22, 23, &25 (Sanford Pentagon)

2016 DII Wrestling: March 11-12 (Denny Sanford Premier Center)

2016 DII Women's Volleyball: December 8-10 (Sanford Pentagon)

2017 DII Men's Basketball: March 22, 23 & 25 (Sanford Pentagon)

2018 DII Outdoor Track and Field: May 24-26 (USF Lillibridge Track and Field Complex)

2018 DII Women's Basketball: March 27, 28 & 30 (Sanford Pentagon)

2018 DII Men's Basketball: March 28, 29 & 31 (Sanford Pentagon)

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