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Greater Lansing Awarded Multiple NCAA Championships

28 Oct, 2020


the NCAA formally announced host locations for championship events in host years 2021-2026. Greater Lansing was awarded eight championship events, the most in Michigan. The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) partnered with Olivet College, Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) and Michigan State University (MSU) on awarded events.

2022 DIII Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships
Partners-GLSA, Olivet College, MIAA
Location-Forest Akers Golf Courses

2023 DI Men’s Golf Regional Championships
Partners-GLSA, MSU
Location-Eagle Eye Golf Club

2021-2026 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Regional Championship
Partners-GLSA, Olivet College, MIAA
Location-Royal Scot Golf and Bowl  

Greater Lansing Sports Authority Executive Director, Mike Price noted, "It’s been incredible to see the sports community come together to earn these prestigious and impactful NCAA Championship events. In partnering with Olivet College, MSU and the MIAA we are preparing to host 9 high-profile NCAA Championship events over the next 6 years. The eight announced events today and the previously awarded 2021 DIII Women’s Golf National Championship. The NCAA recognizes our strong sports culture and ability of our committee partners to come together to create an exceptional experience for the student athletes. We are excited to showcase our region and provide great events for our community to spectate."

Ryan Shocked, Athletic Director for Olivet College, added, "On behalf of everyone at Olivet College, we are thrilled to be awarded the host for theNCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and the National Collegiate Bowling Championship Regional Championships, alongside our friends at the Lansing Sports Authority.  I also want to acknowledge the willingness of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority to put together an attractive and competitive bid for us to host another championship. Lastly, I am also excited to work with the staff at Royal Scott Golf and Bowl and Michigan State University and specifically the Forest Akers Golf Course and look forward to them putting together a challenging course for the competitors."

The MIAA Conference Commissioner, Penny Allen-Cook, added, "The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) is thrilled to be partnering with the Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) to host NCAA Championship and Regional events. The expertise that this organization brings to the table and commitment to produce high quality sporting events is second to none.  Our experience working with the GLSA for the MIAA-NCAC Volleyball Challenge demonstrated they have what it takes to plan for events that both the student-athletes and fans will enjoy. We look forward to our partnership with these NCAA events and others in the future."

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