San Diego State University to Host 2010 Women's NCAA Championship
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced the selection of San Diego State University as the host of the 2010 NCAA Women's Water Polo Championship. Set for May 14-16 at SDSU's Aztec Aquaplex, the championship will feature the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF), Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA), Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Western Water Polo Association (WWPA) champions and three at-large selections.
Opened in March 2007, the
112,000-square foot Aztec Aquaplex facility is nestled between Tony
Gwynn Stadium, SDSU Softball Stadium, Aztec Tennis Center, three
football practice fields and the SDSU Sports Deck. In addition, the
Aquaplex is situated behind the Aztec Athletics Center, which
allows student-athletes easy access to some of the top training
personnel and weightlifting facilities on the West Coast.
The Aztec Aquaplex features two pools, one for competition, and another for recreation and a hydrotherapy spa. The competition pool measures 51 meters in length and 25 meters in width. It also includes a movable stainless steel bulkhead, which allows a flexible water depth of anywhere between seven and 17 feet.
The pool can accommodate a multitude of competitive swimming events (25-yard short course, 25-meter short course, 50-meter long course); water polo games with floating cage courses of 25 yards, 25 meters and 30 meters, in addition to three 25-yard fixed cage courses.
The nerve center of the Aztec Aquaplex lies in the 5,000 square-foot operations building, which contains showers, locker rooms, restrooms, administrative offices, guest services and storage. The facility is also equipped with an 8,000 square-foot solar water heating panel that doubles as a shading structure for the seating area, which can accommodate 500 spectators.
More information, including ticket prices and hotel availability, will be released by the NCAA in the fall.