IU Northwest to host A.I.I. Conference Women’s Basketball Championship This Weekend
Indiana University Northwest is hosting the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament on February 23-25.
The games will take place in the Savannah Center Gymnasium, on the north end of the IU Northwest campus, located at 3400 Broadway in Gary, Ind., conveniently accessible from I-80/94.
Five teams from across the nation will join the IU Northwest women for the three-day tournament. The two teams advancing to Sunday’s championship game will receive direct qualifying bids to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa from March 7 to 13.
IU Northwest hosted the A.I.I. Tournament in 2010 and 2011 when they captured their first two conference championships and earned their first two NAIA National Tournament appearances. The RedHawks advanced to the A.I.I. title game last season and earned an automatic bid to the 2017 NAIA National Tournament. IU Northwest women’s basketball is currently ranked No. 4 in the A.I.I. Conference.
“We are proud to host the 2018 A.I.I. Women’s Basketball Conference Championship Tournament and congratulate the more than 60 student-athletes who have joined us for the three-day tournament,” said Chancellor William J. Lowe. “Let me extend my thanks to the coaches, parents and fans who have loyally supported and guided their teams during this athletic season. We hope that you find your time on our campus welcoming, enjoyable, and full of collegiate spirit and pride.”
Tickets are available at the door and cost $10 for the general public (adults) and $5 for children under 12 years of age. Students, staff and faculty members of IU Northwest can purchase an all-session three-day pass for $5 with a valid IU Northwest ID.
For more information about the competition, contact Anna Villanueva at 219-980-6944. For information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, contact Ryan Shelton at 219-980-6793.
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