Summit League Championships Schedule Unveiled

Summit League Championships Schedule Unveiled

ELMHURST, Ill. – With another athletic season approaching quickly, The Summit League officially revealed its 2018-19 championships schedule Monday morning. The schedule includes the dates, sites and host schools each championship event will be contested at.

Headlining the schedule are The Summit League Basketball Championships, which will be held in Sioux Falls, S.D., for the 11th-consecutive season in 2019. Co-hosted by the Sioux Falls Sports Authority, both league tournaments are slated to run from March 9-12 inside the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. This marks the fifth-straight basketball season the PREMIER Center will feature both Summit League Championships.

The fall championship slate gets underway on October 27, 2018, at the University of Nebraska Omaha with the men's and women's cross country championships. It will be the first time in program history the Mavericks host the league XC championships. Women's soccer follows closely after on November 1 and 3 at South Dakota State, while the focus shifts to Denver for the men's soccer (November 8 and 10) and volleyball (November 16-18) championships.

For the second season in-a-row, the Summit League Swimming and Diving Championships will take place inside the Midco® Aquatic Center in Sioux Falls from February 20-23, with the Jackrabbits hosting that event as well. Going on almost simultaneously during swimming and diving just down the road in Vermillion, S.D., will be the 2018-19 Summit League Indoor Track & Field Championships. Running from February 22-23, this will be the Coyotes first time hosting indoor championships since the 2012-13 season.

Women's golf heads to Newton, Kan., for the first time to play its three championship rounds on the greens of Sand Creek Station, April 21-23, while the men's golf championship is scheduled for April 28-30 on the very same course. No stranger to Sand Creek Station, the men will make their fourth-straight championship appearance in Newton. Sandwiched in between the two golf events are the men's and women's tennis championships, where Oral Roberts and its ONEOK Sports Complex serve up championship action April 26-27. 

The reigning and five-time defending softball champion North Dakota State Bison host their seventh-straight Summit League Softball Championship in Fargo, N.D., May 8-11, while Western Illinois preps Hanson Field for outdoor track & field championships, May 9-11. The Summit League Baseball Championship wraps things up in Tulsa, Okla., May 22-25. The Golden Eagles aim for their fourth-straight baseball title on their home field and fifth-straight overall.  

2018-19 Summit League Championships Calendar

SPORT

CHAMPIONSHIP DATE

HOST

Cross Country

October 27, 2018

Omaha

Women's Soccer

November 1 & 3, 2018

South Dakota State

Men's Soccer

November 8 & 10, 2018

Denver

Volleyball

November 16-18, 2018

Denver

Swimming & Diving

February 20-23, 2019

South Dakota State

Indoor Track & Field

February 22-23, 2019

South Dakota

Men's & Women's Basketball

March 9-12, 2019

Sioux Falls, S.D.

Women's Golf

April 21-23, 2019

Newton, Kan. (Sand Creek Station)

Men's & Women's Tennis

April 26-27, 2019

Oral Roberts

Men's Golf

April 28-30, 2019

Newton, Kan. (Sand Creek Station)

Softball

May 8-11, 2019

North Dakota State

Outdoor Track & Field

May 9-11, 2019

Western Illinois

Baseball

May 22-25, 2019

Oral Roberts

 


ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

Through 36 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 at nine institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Purdue Fort Wayne (Purdue University Fort Wayne), the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 95 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.

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