Cedar Rapids Awarded National Junior College Athletic Association 2020 and 2021 DII Volleyball Championships
13 Jun, 2019
GO Cedar Rapids is thrilled to announce the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) selected Cedar Rapids as the host site for the 2020 and 2021 DII Volleyball Championships.
The NJCAA DII Volleyball Championships will be held November 19-21, 2020 and November 18-20, 2021 at the U.S. Cellular Center Arena. GO Cedar Rapids, with the support of Kirkwood Community College, will host this event. Tim Keating, Club Director for Adrenaline Volleyball Academy, will serve as the tournament director.
Sixteen teams from across the country will qualify for the national championships by winning their district tournament. Twelve matches will be played on both Thursday and Friday with each team playing a minimum of two matches. All consolation finals and the national title match will be played on Saturday.
Over the past ten years the NJCAA DII Volleyball Championships have been held in Charleston, WV; Phoenix, AZ; Perrysburg, OH; and Wisconsin Dells, WI.
Participating teams are expected to generate an economic impact of $188,000 each year with additional spending being produced by friends and families visiting the city to watch the competition.
“We felt submitting a bid for the national tournament was a terrific opportunity not only to highlight our college and community but also to bring the NJCAA DII volleyball championship to the Midwest,” said Doug Wagemester, Kirkwood Community College Athletic Director. “Cedar Rapids is a great location with all the travel access and amenities needed to host a tournament of this magnitude.”
The Kirkwood Volleyball team won the NJCAA National Title in 2003. They have appeared in the national volleyball championships eleven times. Learn more about their winning records at http://www.kirkwoodeagles.com/information/championships.
“Cedar Rapids is thrilled to host another collegiate championship. With the addition of these two events, Cedar Rapids will be home to 11 national collegiate championships over the next five years,” said Aaron McCreight, GO Cedar Rapids President & CEO.
Cedar Rapids will host the following national collegiate championships:
NAIA Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Nationals – 2018, 2020
NCAA DIII Baseball Championships – 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
NCAA DIII Volleyball Championships – 2019
NCAA DIII Wrestling Championships – 2020, 2022
NJCAA DII Volleyball Championships – 2020, 2021
About GO Cedar Rapids: GO Cedar Rapids is dedicated to enhancing the local economy by promoting the Cedar Rapids area as the premier destination in the region for travel, tourism and events. Visit gocedarrapids.com for more information about area events, dining and entertainment. In 2016, travel-generated expenditures totaled $787.9 million and the tourism industry employed 6,500 people in Linn County.Learn more at gocedarrapids.com.