IU Northwest to host A.I.I. Conference Women’s Basketball Championship
Feb 23 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Indiana University Northwest - Gary
Indiana University Northwest is hosting the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.) Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament on February 23-25.
The matches 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.
The final matchups will be determined in early February. Currently, the quarterfinals will take place at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23; the semifinals at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24; and the championship game at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25.
IU Northwest is hosted the A.I.I. Tournament in 2010 and 2011 when they captured their first two conference championships and earned 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. 3 in the A.I.I. Conference.
Tickets cost $10 for the general public (adults) and $5 for children under 12 years of age and are available at the door. Students, staff and faculty members of IU Northwest can purchase 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.
About Indiana University Northwest
One of eight campuses of Indiana University, IU Northwest is located in metropolitan Northwest Indiana, approximately 30 miles southeast of Chicago and 10 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The campus has a diverse student population of approximately 4,000 degree-seeking students and 1,500 dual-degree-seeking students. The campus offers Associate, Baccalaureate and Master’s degrees in a variety of undergraduate, graduate and pre-professional degree options available from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health and Human Services, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education. The campus is also host to IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, which actively involves students in research and local healthcare needs through its four-year medical doctorate program. IU Northwest emphasizes high-quality teaching, faculty and student research and engagement on campus and in the community. As a student-centered campus, IU Northwest is committed to academic excellence characterized by a love of ideas and achievement in learning, discovery, creativity and engagement. Indiana University Northwest is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.