Oct 15, 2020 3:33 PM

St. Joseph will host NCAA women's division II championships in 2023 and 2024

Posted Oct 15, 2020 3:33 PM
Photo Courtesy of Missouri Western Athletics
Photo Courtesy of Missouri Western Athletics

For the fifth and sixth time in history, Missouri Western State University, partnered with the St. Joseph Sports Commission will host the 2023 & 2024 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball National Championship at the St. Joseph Civic Arena.  The 2023 event will take place March 21 & 22 with the quarterfinals and semifinals only with the National Championship Game being held at the Division I site in Dallas, Texas.  In 2024, all seven games will be contested in St. Joseph over the date of March 26, 27 & 29.

This will mark the fifth & sixth time the Elite Eight has been held at Civic Arena as the venue previously hosted the championship in 2003, 2004, 2010 & 2011.

As a whole, this will be the 16 & 17th NCAA Championship hosted in St. Joseph as in addition to the above, other events have included:

Division II Men's Basketball Regional - 1995
Division II Women's Basketball Regional - 1994, 1995, 2007
Division II Women's Basketball Finals - 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011
Division II Softball Finals - 2011
Division II Football Playoffs - 2011, 2012 
Division II Women's Golf – 2013, 2021
Division II Men's Golf – 1997, 2005