Division II field announced
Twenty-two teams earn automatic qualification to the tourney
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Committee announced the field of 64 teams for the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship.
Twenty-two conferences have been awarded automatic qualification. The committee selected the remaining 42 teams at-large.
All eight teams within the region will travel to one site for first-round, semifinal and final competition at the regional level. First-round games will be played March 11, semifinal games March 12 and the regional championship will be played March 14. The regional champions will advance to the NCAA Women’s Elite Eight March 22, 23 and 25 at St. Joseph Civic Arena in St. Joseph, Missouri. Missouri Western State University will host the Elite Eight.
Conferences that received automatic qualification, and the institutions representing them, are as follows:
|Automatic Qualifying Conference||Team|
|California Collegiate Athletic Association||Cal Poly Pomona|
|Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference||Goldey-Beacom College|
|Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association||Shaw|
|East Coast Conference||C.W. Post|
|Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Michigan Tech|
|Great Lakes Valley Conference||Lewis|
|Great Northwest Athletic Conference||Alaska Anchorage|
|Gulf South Conference||Arkansas Tech|
|Heartland Conference||Texas-Permian Basin|
|Lone Star Conference||Texas Women’s|
|Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association||Northwest Missouri State|
|Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference||Winona State|
|Pacific West Conference||Grand Canyon|
|Peach Belt Conference||Georgia College|
|Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference||Edinboro|
|Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference||Fort Lewis|
|South Atlantic Conference||Tusculum|
|Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Fort Valley State|
|Sunshine State Conference||Florida Southern|
|West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference||Glenville State|
|Cal State Monterey Bay|
|Cal State San Bernadino|
|Grand Valley State|
|Johnson C. Smith|
|Wayne State (Neb.)|
For more information about the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship visit www.ncaa.com.