UW Will Host 2002 NCAA Women's Golf Championship
Sept. 28, 2000
Seattle - The NCAA Championships Cabinet has awarded Washington the 2002 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship. The four-day tournament will be held at the University Course of the recently opened Washington National Golf Course in Auburn. Specific dates for the tournament have not been assigned, but it will be held in late May of 2002.
The 2002 NCAA Championship will be the 22nd national championship sponsored by the NCAA in women's golf. It marks the first time Washington has played host to an NCAA women's national championship since the women's Final Four was played in Tacoma in 1989. The last NCAA championship hosted by the University was the men's basketball Final Four in 1995.
"Washington National will be a wonderful setting for the women's NCAA Championship," says Husky athletic director Barbara Hedges. "We are committed to making it the very best tournament possible for the participants and golf fans. This will be a great opportunity for golf enthusiasts in the area to see some of the top amateur golfers in the world. The level of competition at this tournament makes for a great week of golf. We are very proud that Washington National, which just opened in August, would be selected for this caliber of event."
"This is certainly a tremendous boost to our women's golf program," says Husky coach Mary Lou Mulflur. "We are very excited to host this event. For the NCAA to select Washington National, a new course, says a lot about the University's and the course's ability to host a top-flight tournament."
This year's NCAA Championship is hosted by Stetson University and the Orlando Sports Commission at Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The tournament will take place from May 23-26. Last year's NCAA Championship, won by Arizona, was played at the Sun River Resort in Sun River, Ore.