Roanoke to Host Women's Basketball & Women's Lacrosse Championships

Roanoke to Host Women's Basketball & Women's Lacrosse Championships

SALEM, Va. -- The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced a four-year span of championship hosts sites for all divisions on Tuesday afternoon. The Roanoke College campus will play host to both the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball and Women's Lacrosse National Championships in upcoming years.

Roanoke is slotted for four assignments. RC's new Cregger Center will be the host venue for the Division III women's basketball semifinals and finals in 2019 and 2021, partnering with the ODAC and Salem to welcome the sport to the Valley for the first time.

Roanoke will also open its doors to two more years of women's lacrosse hosting responsibilities as the 2021 and 2022 events return to Donald J. Kerr Stadium. The trio will host that championship this spring at Kerr Stadium as well.

The 155,000 square foot Cregger Center opened in August, with five floors and features a basketball arena that seats over 1,700 along with standing room only space.

Kerr Stadium opened up in 2006 and has seating for 1,400 fans. In December of 2016 Kerr played host to the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Soccer Final Fours and will host the 2017 Division III Women's Lacrosse Final Four in May. In August of 2016, the playing surface was replaced with new state of the art field turf, while the public address system received significant upgrades in the fall of 2016.