ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Need information on the 2011 Womens' National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship at the University of Michigan this weekend in Ann Arbor? Then you have come to the right place as all the who, what, when, where and why are covered in one simple website.
Fans should check the University of Michigan website, MGoBlue.com, for stories, photos and additional coverage during the weekend on all the NCAA championship action along with new information on championship event times in the event of an unexpected change in schedule.
Additionally, fans are reminded that the NCAA promotes good sportsmanship by student-athletes, fans, event personnel and spectators. The NCAA Code of Conduct will be enforced during the weekend.
All-Session Tickets: Tickets good for all three sessions are priced at $50 for adults and $25 for youth/senior citizens. All-session tickets must be purchased before Friday, May 13, at 10 a.m.
Single-Day Tickets: Single-day tickets are priced at $20 for adults and $10 for youth/senior citizens.
Purchase Options: Tickets are available for sale online at MGoBlue.com/tickets, in person at the U-M Athletic Ticket Office, or by calling (734) 764-0247 or toll-free (866) 296-MTIX (6849). Single-session adult and youth/senior citizen tickets will also be available at the door (cash sales only). Doors open one hour prior to the start of the first game. Tickets requested to be mailed will be sent out by Wednesday, May 4.
The eight-team NCAA field and tournament seedings was announced live via a web stream selection show on www.NCAA.com at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, May 2. There are five automatic berths; three remaining teams were selected at-large without geographical restrictions.
Automatic qualifiers include:
|UC Irvine||Big West Conference|
|Indiana||Collegiate Water Polo Association|
|California||Mountain Pacific Sports Federation|
|UC San Diego||Western Water Polo Association|
The fifth and last automatic berth went to Iona, the winner of a play-in game between the conference representatives from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, represented by Redlands, and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, represented by Iona.
Times are Eastern Daylight Time
• Live video of all games will be provided on the NCAA site
Game 1 -- No. 2 seed California vs. No. 7 seed UC San Diego, 3 p.m.
Game 2 -- No. 3 seed UCLA vs. No. 6 seed Indiana, 4:30 p.m.
Game 3 -- No. 1 seed Stanford vs. No. 8 seed Iona (play-in winner), 6 p.m.
Game 4 -- No. 4 seed Southern Cal vs. No. 5 seed UC Irvine, 7:30 p.m.
Game 5 -- Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser, 1:30 p.m.
Game 6 -- Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser, 3 p.m.
Game 7 -- Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner, 4:30 p.m.
Game 8 -- Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner, 6 p.m.
7th Place -- Game 5 Loser vs. Game 6 Loser, Noon
5th Place -- Game 5 Winner vs. Game 6 Winner, 1:30 p.m.
3rd Place -- Game 7 Loser vs. Game 8 Loser, 3:00 p.m.
Championship -- Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 4:30 p.m.
Release courtesy Michigan Athletic Communications