May 3, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS—The NCAA Women’s Water Polo Committee has announced the teams that will participate in the 2010 National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship.
The Championship will be held May 14-16 at the Aztec Aquaplex, in San Diego, California. San Diego State University will serve as the host institution.
The 2010 National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship will be an eight-team, single-elimination tournament (12 games), with a losers’ bracket to determine places three through eight.
The No. 1 seed was awarded to Stanford (24-2) and the No. 2 seed was awarded to Southern California (22-3). Southern California will face No. 7 seed Marist (18-15) on May 14 in the first game of the championship at 12:30 p.m. The next game will feature No. 3 seed, UCLA (20-7) and No. 6 seed Loyola Marymount (27-4) at 2:15 p.m. Stanford (24-2) will face No. 8 seed Pomona-Pitzer (18-14) in the third game of the day at 4 p.m. The final contest of the night will pit No. 5 seed Michigan (32-6) against No. 4 seed California (24-8) at 5:45 p.m.
The following conferences and institutions received automatic qualification: Collegiate Water Polo Association, Michigan; Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Marist; Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, UCLA; Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Pomona-Pitzer; and Western Water Polo Association, Loyola Marymount. The following institutions received at-large bids to the championship field: California, Southern California and Stanford.
For more information about the National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship and the 2010 championship bracket, log on to www.ncaa.com.