Oct. 28, 2010

 

INDIANAPOLIS --- Two NCAA championship events captured SportsTravel Awards at the TEAMS 2010 Conference and Expo, held in Charlotte, N.C.

The 2010 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship won the award for Best Single-Sport Event, while the 2010 NCAA Mens College World Series won the award for Best Sports Event or Circuit.

The 2010 Division I Mens Basketball Championship and Mens College World Series being honored with SportsTravel Awards is a testament to the remarkable storylines written through the performance of our student-athletes on and off the playing fields. All credit goes to the hard working committees, volunteers and hosts that create the championship atmosphere,” said Greg Shaheen, NCAA interim executive vice president of championships and alliances. The student-athlete and fan experience is of the utmost importance to us, and it is rewarding to see the work of so many being recognized for these endeavors.”


Nine NCAA championships in all were nominated for awards in the collegiate categories that included Best Single-Sport Event, Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event and Best Sports Event Series or Circuit. These championships included:

• 2010 NCAA Division I Womens Golf Championships
• 2010 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship
• 2010 NCAA Division I Mens Swimming and Diving Championships
• 2010 NCAA Division I Womens Gymnastics Championships
• 2010 NCAA Division I Womens Swimming and Diving Championships
• 2009 NCAA Division I Womens Volleyball Championship
• 2010 NCAA Mens College World Series
• 2010 NCAA Division II Tennis Championships
• 2010 NCAA Mens Frozen Four

Hosted by SportsTravel magazine, the TEAMS (Travel, Events And Management in Sports) Conference and Expo is the worlds largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry. Criteria for nomination and voting included:


• superior organization of and attendance at the event
• a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event
• how the site or venue served to enhance the event.

The 2010 SportsTravel Award collegiate category winners are:

Best Collegiate Single-Sport Event
2010 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship (Duke vs. Butler), Indianapolis, IN

Best Collegiate Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event
2010 NAIA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Johnson City, TN


Best Collegiate Sports Event Series or Circuit
2010 NCAA Mens College World Series, Omaha, NE