CEDAR CITY, Utah -- The varsity season is winding down, but the National Collegiate Club ranks are only beginning the second season as the best collegiate club water polo in the nation will be happening in the shadow of Las Vegas and Mount Zion National Park as the 2010 Men's National Collegiate Club Championship is set for this weekend on Friday-Sunday at Southern Utah University's J. L. Sorenson Center.
Featuring the University of California-Los Angeles, University of Miami (Fla.), Arizona State University, Michigan State University, Lindenwood University, University of Texas, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, University of North Carolina, University of Georgia, Grand Valley State University, Illinois State University and the host Thunderbirds of Southern Utah, the championship will occur over three days with non-stop, heart-pounding aquatic action.
On Friday, November 12, and Saturday, November 13, games will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run through the final starting time of 9:50 p.m. On Sunday, November 14, the placement games will occur beginning at 9:00 a.m. with the seventh place game and running until the 11th place game at 3:30 p.m. The championship game will be the contest on Sunday with an award-ceremony immediately following the conclusion of the contest.
The largest collegiate water polo championship, the National Collegiate Club Championship includes 15 division champions from around the country along with the host institution.
For fans attending the championship in Cedar City, ticket prices for all spectators will be $13 per day or $25 for the tournament (kids under 12 are free). Students, faculty, and staff of Southern Utah are $5 per day or $13 for the tournament with a current school-issued ID.
If fans can not make it to Southern Utah University, the video coverage is available by clicking on the Game Central link below or going to http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/cwpa.portal?mode=link#
Looking to come to Cedar City to see in person the biggest water polo event in the history of the state? Get a plane ticket to Las Vegas, drive 2.5 hours to Cedar City and prepare for the unexpected as Michigan State and UCLA may be No. 1 and 2 in the nation, but the other 14 teams are looking to make a name for themselves on one of the biggest stages in collegiate water polo.
About Southern Utah University
Through our more than 110 year history, Southern Utah University has evolved from a teacher training institution to its current role as a comprehensive, regional university offering graduate, baccalaureate, associate and technical programs. From the time of its founding, SUU has placed students first by featuring personalized and participative classes, combined with competent, qualified and supportive faculty, staff and administration. People of the region look to the University for skill development opportunities, major academic specialties, outreach services, cultural and athletic activities, economic and business development, and regional archives.
National parks and recreation surround Cedar City. Skiing is 40 minutes away at Brian Head. For a wider range of metropolitan service, the city of Las Vegas is two-and-a-half hours south, Provo two-and-a-half hours north. A quick fact, Cedar City averages 45.4 inches (115.3 centimeters) of snowfall annually so dress warmly.
Campus facilities vary from the historical Old Main and Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center building built in 1898 and 1899 to the Dixie Leavitt Business Building, to the Centrum special events center and classroom building, the Science Center, the Gerald R. Sherratt Library, the J.L. Sorenson Physical Education Building, and the new South Hall. As the home of the Utah Shakespearean Festival, SUU also features one of the world’s most authentic Shakespearean stages and the Randall L. Jones Performing Arts Theatre.
Sorenson Center Pool - Host Facility for 2010 Men's National Collegiate Club Championship