July 12, 2010
Rick Nixon, NCAA, 317/917-6539
John Dedman, Indiana Sports Corporation, 317/237-5016
Addie Alenduff, Indiana Sports Corporation, 317/237-5028
Indianapolis, Ind. – Susan Brooks, Ann DeLaney and Carolene Mays have been named co-chairwomen of the Indiana Host Committee (IHC) for the 2011 NCAA Women’s Final Four.
“These three women are outstanding leaders in our community,” said Susan Williams, Indiana Sports Corporation president. “Indiana Sports Corp and the NCAA are proud to have them leading the 2011 Women’s Final Four and we are confident they will oversee a spectacular event for Indianapolis.”
Brooks is the general counsel and senior vice president of Workforce and Economic Development for Ivy Tech Community College. DeLaney, in addition to co-founding DeLaney & DeLaney LLC with her daughter, serves as executive director of the Julian Center. Both women serve on numerous boards in Indianapolis. Mays, a member of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, serves on the Indiana Sports Corp board of directors, among many others including Peyton Manning’s PeyBack Foundation.
“The Indiana Host Committee is comprised of a very impressive group of Indianapolis community leaders who will ensure that the 2011 Women’s Final Four leaves a lasting impression in the local community,” said NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball vice president Sue Donohoe. “We are thrilled that Susan, Ann and Carolene are available and willing to lead these efforts.”
Butler University, IUPUI and the Horizon League are the host institutions for the 2011 NCAA Women’s Final Four. Indiana Sports Corporation will manage the Indiana Host Committee.
The 2011 Women’s Final Four will be played on April 3 and 5 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Two national semifinal games are set for April 3 and the national championship game is slated for April 5. The 2011 event will be the second NCAA Women’s Final Four to be played in Indianapolis, joining the 2005 Women’s Final Four played at the RCA Dome.
About the NCAA and Division I Women’s Basketball
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.
NCAA women’s basketball is characterized by strong fundamentals, high quality of play, sportsmanship, role model student-athletes and family oriented entertainment. The latest NCAA Graduation Success Rate figures show 83 percent of NCAA Division I women’s basketball players graduate. In terms of the NCAA Academic Progress Rate, which measures term-by-term academic success, the overall score is 966, well above the NCAA benchmark of 925. For the latest news in regard to the Women’s Final Four, visit www.ncaa.com/finalfour.
Indiana Sports Corporation is the amateur sports champion, stimulating economic growth, inspiring healthy kids and creating vibrant communities throughout Indiana. Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Our schedule of events includes NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, and much more. For more information, visit www.indianasportscorp.com.