DePauw Selected as NCAA Division III Softball Championship First-round Site
March 30, 2009
March 30, 2009, Greencastle, Ind. — DePauw University has been selected as one of eight NCAA Division III Softball Championship first-round sites in an announcement made by the NCAA Division III Softball Committee.
Teams will be selected to the Championship and assigned to first-round sites on either Sunday, May 3, or Monday, May 4. Seven teams will compete at five first-round sites and eight teams will compete at three first-round sites. All first-round sites will use a double-elimination format.
The seven-team first rounds will be held May 7-10, and the eight-team first rounds will take place May 7-11. The finals, hosted by Montclair State University, will be held May 15-19 at the Montclair State University softball stadium in Montclair, New Jersey.
"We're thrilled to be selected as a first-round host," DePauw Director of Athletics Page Cotton said. "DePauw has had a strong history of hosting NCAA events and we're looking forward to again showcasing the University."
DePauw head softball coach Bonnie Skrenta echoes Cotton's feelings.
"I'm happy for the University and the city of Greencastle," Skrenta said. "It's a great opportunity for our community to be able to see some of the best Division III softball in the country."
This marks the first time DePauw will host NCAA Softball Championship play. The University has hosted NCAA preliminary rounds of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer and men's and women's tennis as well as the 2001 Division III Men's Tennis Championships and the 2003 Men's and Women's Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Tickets for the tournament will be available during the competition and are $5 for adults and $2 for students, senior citizens, special groups and children under the age of 12. All-session passes will also be available for $15 for adults and $6 for students, senior citizens, special groups and children under the age of 12.
A complete Web site with links to pertinent information will be available later.Back