November 30, 2012

MIT Selected to Host 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – MIT was selected to host the second annual NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship to be held April 26-28, 2013 in Rockwell Cage. This will be the second year in a row the national championship will be held in Massachusetts as Springfield College served as the inaugural host this past spring.

"We are excited to host this year's championship at MIT," said Gary Williams, chair of the NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Committee and associate athletic director at Carthage College. "The staff and campus have a history and tradition of hosting first class events. Our committee is very much looking forward to working with them to make this event a memorable one for student-athletes."

MIT was named to replace Stevens Institute of Technology which had been scheduled to host the championship at the Canavan Arena. On Oct. 15, the NCAA relocated six 2013 championships from New Jersey because of a new state law there allowing sports wagering on professional and collegiate games.

"Being selected to host the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Volleyball Championship is an honor and a privilege," said Barb Bolich, MIT Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator. "All of us are excited and ready to welcome the very best of Division III men's volleyball to our campus."

Paul Dill, the head coach of MIT's men's volleyball program added, "We are honored to host this volleyball national championship and see it as a great opportunity to promote the growth of men's volleyball in Boston and the greater New England area."

The NCAA championships sports wagering policy strictly prohibits the conducting of any championship session in a state with legal wagering that is based on single-game betting. This policy is in place to ensure the integrity of the game, provide consistency in awarding NCAA championships and to address concerns for student-athlete well-being.