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NCAA.com | March 10, 2014

DII women's basketball championship field announced

INDIANAPOLIS -- The NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Committee on Sunday announced the field of 64 teams for the 2014 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship.

Twenty-two conferences have been awarded an automatic qualification. The committee selected the remaining 42 at-large teams.

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 14, semifinal games March 15 and the regional championship will be played March 17. The regional champions will advance to the NCAA Women’s Elite Eight March 25, 26 and 28 at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, Pa. Gannon will host the Elite Eight.

Conferences that received automatic qualification, and the institutions representing them, are as follows:

California Collegiate Athletic Association -- Cal State Dominguez Hills
Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference -- Bloomfield
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association -- Shaw
Conference Carolinas -- Limestone
East Coast Conference -- District of Columbia
Great American Conference -- Southwestern Oklahoma State
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Northern Michigan
Great Lakes Valley Conference -- Truman
Great Northwest Athletic Conference -- Western Washington
Gulf South Conference -- West Florida
Heartland Conference -- St. Edward’s
Lone Star Conference -- West Texas A&M
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association -- Emporia State
Northeast-10 Conference -- Bentley
Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference -- Concordia-St. Paul
Pacific West Conference -- Academy of Art
Peach Belt Conference -- Columbus State
Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference -- Edinboro
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference -- Colorado Mesa
South Atlantic Conference -- Wingate
Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference -- Benedict
Sunshine State Conference -- Nova Southeastern

Those institutions receiving at-large berths are, in alphabetical order:

Adelphi
Alaska-Anchorage
Albany State (Ga.)
Armstrong
Assumption
Belmont Abbey
Bloomsburg
Cal Poly Pomona
Cal State Chico
Central Missouri
Charleston (W. Va.)
Clayton State
Colorado State-Pueblo
Delta State
Drury
Harding
Gannon
Glenville State
Indianapolis
Lenoir-Rhyne
Lewis
LIU Post
Midwestern State
Missouri-St. Louis
Montana State Billings
New Haven
Northern Georgia
Northern State
Pittsburg State
Quincy
Rollins
Saint Leo
St. Mary’s (Texas)
Simon Fraser
Stonehill
Tarleton State
Tampa
Texas A&M International
Virginia State
Wayne State (Mich.)
Wayne State (Neb.)
West Liberty

For more information about the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship log on to NCAA.com.


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