Harvard University to Host 2013 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women's Water Polo Committee has selected Cambridge, Mass., as the site for the 2013 championship. Hosted by Harvard University, the championship will take place at Blodgett Pool on May 10-12, 2013.
"Playing at Harvard will offer a tremendous experience for our student-athletes," said Matthew Anderson, chair of the NCAA Women's Water Polo Committee and head coach at the University of Michigan. "It will be great to give the northeast part of the country an opportunity to see the best women's water polo has to offer when the 2013 championship takes place at Harvard."
The 2013 NCAA National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Championship will mark the first time in the 13-year history of the event that it will be hosted in the northeast region of the United States. Blodgett Pool has hosted several regional water polo championships, including the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Northern and Eastern Championships several times.
It marks the second time in the past three seasons that a CWPA institution will host the NCAA Women's Championship as Michigan hosted the 2011 tournament in Ann Arbor.
Harvard will now have played hosted six NCAA championship events over the last eight years, including women's basketball (2006), men's lacrosse (2008, 2009, 2012), fencing (2010) and women's water polo (2013).
The NCAA National Collegiate Women's Water Polo Championship is made up of eight teams which all compete at the finals site.
Currently, automatic bids are awarded to the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) and Big West Conference champions with the final two positions selected from an At-Large pool.
Release courtesy the National Collegiate Athletic Association