All You Need to Know for Attending the 2011 Women's NCAA Championship at the University of Michigan

All You Need to Know for Attending the 2011 Women's NCAA Championship at the University of Michigan

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,, 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.


2011 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship


 Ticket Information

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, 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.

 Tournament Participants

The eight-team NCAA field and tournament seedings was announced live via a web stream selection show on 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.

At-large berths were awarded to Stanford, UCLA and Southern Cal.

 Tournament Schedule

Times are Eastern Daylight Time

• Live video of all games will be provided on the NCAA site

Friday, May 13
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.

Saturday, May 14
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.

Sunday, May 15
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

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