Dec. 9, 2009

2010 Women's Final Four Press Conference Photo Gallery

NCAA News Release

SAN ANTONIO---The NCAA Women’s Final Four is one of America’s most prestigious women’s championship sporting events and this April it will be coming to San Antonio and the Alamodome. The crowning of the national champion on April 6 is the pinnacle of the experience for the student-athletes, coaches and fans, but there are a multitude of ancillary events included in the Women’s Final Four weekend which the entire San Antonio community will enjoy.

“The Women’s Final Four is more than three games and we encourage the San Antonio community, as well as the thousands of women’s basketball fans and coaches attending the Women’s Final Four, to participate in the many ancillary opportunities planned in conjunction with the event,” said NCAA Vice President for Division I Women’s Basketball Sue Donohoe. “San Antonio has earned a national reputation as an outstanding host community and we believe the planned programming will provide fans of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the 2010 Women’s Final Four whether or not they have a game ticket.”

The San Antonio Local Organizing Committee (SALOC), comprised of many of the area’s business and civic leaders, is working with the NCAA to host the 2010 Women’s Final Four.

While events are still being added to the schedule, key information and registration opportunities for all of the Women’s Final Four activities are available at www.NCAA.com/finalfour. The following is a tentative overview of 2010 Women’s Final Four events (dates and times are subject to change):

Friday, April 2, 2010
--Tourney Town Concerts and Fan Activities – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Noon – 9 p.m. (free admission)
--Dome Dribble –Alamodome, 1 p.m. (registration required)
--NCAA Youth Clinics – Tourney Town/Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 3:15 and 5:45 p.m. (registration required)
--Family Concert – Tourney Town/Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 4:30 p.m. (free admission)
--Women’s Final Four Fireworks Show – Tourney Town/Downtown San Antonio, 10 p.m. (free admission)

Saturday, April 3, 2010
--4Kay® Run – Hemisfair Park Arch/Downtown San Antonio, 8 a.m. (registration fee)
--Tourney Town Concerts and Fan Activities – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (free admission)
--NCAA Girls Junior Journalism Workshop – Alamodome, 10 a.m. (registration required)
--Open Practices and Team Autograph Sessions – Alamodome, 11 a.m. (free admission)
--Battle of the Bands – Alamodome, 3:15 p.m. (free admission)
--WBCA High School All-America Game presented by Nike – Alamodome, 4:30 p.m. (free admission)
--NCAA Youth Clinics – San Antonio community venues, sites and times to be announced (registration required)

Sunday, April 4, 2010
--River Rally – Rivercenter Mall/Riverwalk, 1 p.m. (free admission)
--Tourney Town Pre-Game Fan Festival and Concert – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (free admission)
--National Semifinal Games – Alamodome, 6 and 8:30 p.m. (ticketed event)
--NCAA Youth Clinics – San Antonio community venues, sites and times to be announced (registration required)

Monday, April 5, 2010
--Champions4Women Forum – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 8 a.m. (registration required)
--College Tip-Off – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 9 a.m. (free admission)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
--Tourney Town Pre-Game Fan Festival and Concert – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. (free admission)
--National Championship Game – Alamodome, 7:30 p.m. (ticketed event)
--NCAA/WBCA Coaches’ Trophy Presentation – Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel, following the national championship game (free admission)

Other Ongoing Activities and Initiatives
--100-Day Out News Conference, The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund® Research Grant – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center Patio-of-States, December 9, 2009
--NCAA Middle School Madness® Program – Selected San Antonio Middle Schools, Spring 2010
--NCAA Pinnacle of Fitness™ Program – Selected Middle Schools, Spring 2010
--Stop. Shoot. Give. – Downtown San Antonio, March-April, 2010
--Tourney Town – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, April 2 - 6 (free admission)
--Center Stage, Friday – Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, April 2 - April 6 (free admission)
--Tourney Journey Tours – San Antonio Community (ticketed program)
--Going Green – San Antonio Community
--NCAA® Women’s Final Four® Food Recovery Program – San Antonio Community

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, 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.

About the San Antonio Local Organizing Committee
The San Antonio Local Organizing Committee for the 2010 NCAA Women’s Final Four is a partnership between San Antonio Sports, the area’s nonprofit sports commission, the City of San Antonio and the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Championship’s host institution. SALOC is chaired by former Bexar County judge, Cyndi Taylor Krier. Jenny Carnes serves as executive director. Information about SALOC contributor and suite ticket packages may be found at http://www.sanantoniosports.org/womensff2010.html.