Contact: Bill Kauffman
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 4, 2012) – The National Collegiate Volleyball Federation, in cooperation with USA Volleyball, has selected Dallas and the Dallas Convention Center as the host city and venue for its 2013 NCVF Collegiate Club Championships to be played April 4-6, 2013. The event is run in partnership with USA Volleyball who is responsible for identifying venue options for the NCVF Championship Tournament.
“We are very excited to go the Lone Star State and the City of Dallas to showcase collegiate volleyball in its purest form and spirit of competition,” NCVF Tournament Director Doug Hinton said. “Dallas has supported volleyball at all levels – from juniors to college to adults to international events –and I know all our teams will be thrilled to be a part of this event that continues to grow and spread opportunities for college volleyball players. We are thankful to USA Volleyball and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau for extending this opportunity to our students, fans, administrators and staff this year.”
“USAV, in conjunction with the NCVF, is pleased to be returning to Dallas for the NCVF Championships in 2013,” USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said. “Both the NCVF and the City of Dallas have been great volleyball partners and we look forward to working together with both groups to stage this wonderful event.”
The 2012 NCVF Collegiate Club Championships, which takes place April 5-7 in Kansas City, Mo., has drawn 360 collegiate club volleyball teams competing in nine championship flights (five for men, four for women). Last year the NCVF attracted 336 teams in its second year, a 70-team increase from the inaugural event with 266 college club teams.
According to Hinton, next year’s event is expected to continue the upward trend experienced from the first three years.
“We are excited about the prospects in making this collegiate club championship tournament the best ever, all while offering students the opportunity to compete for a national championship in an amazing festival environment,” Hinton said. “In just the third year under the formal leadership of the NCVF, the tournament has exceeded expectations with only room for continued growth with additional schools wishing to compete. The combined resources of the NCVF and USA Volleyball have created a level of sustained growth, both in terms of teams and divisions that encourage player involvement of all skill levels.”
The NCVF Collegiate Club Volleyball Championships, which will use Molten as the official ball, will have five divisions for men and four divisions for women. Men will compete in Division I, Division IAA, Division IAAA, Division II and Division III. Women will have championship brackets for Division I, Division IAA, Division IAAA and Division II.
The NCVF acts as the national governing body for organized collegiate club volleyball competitions. For over two decades, NCVF volunteers have provided a full range of support for student club teams by promoting year-long affordable, organized and competitive volleyball events, and supporting a season-ending national championship tournament. It is made up of students, volleyball conference commissioners, player representatives, coaches, officials, trainers, recreation sports directors and many volunteers. The organization devotes 100 percent of its resources and funding toward the support of quality collegiate club volleyball activities.
For additional information on the NCVF Collegiate Club Championships and the NCVF organization, visit ncvfvolleyball.org/default.aspx.