HOUSTON – NCAA officials have announced that the city of Houston will host the 2016 Division I Men’s Soccer College Cup along with the 2016-2017 Division III Women’s Golf Championship and the 2018 Division II Women’s Golf Championship.
“Being named the host for these championships is a great win for our city,” Harris County – Houston Sports Authority CEO Janis Burke said. “This continues Houston’s legacy as a true sports city. We look forward to putting on great events for participating schools and creating lasting memories for the student athletes.”
The 2016 Division I Men’s Soccer College Cup will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium December 9-11. The 2016 Women’s Division III Golf Championship will take place May 10-13 while the 2017 championship will run May 9-12. The 2018 Women’s Division II Golf Championship will be held May 16-19.
The Harris County – Houston Sports Authority will work with the University of Houston and Rice University to host the Men’s Soccer College Cup. The Division III Women’s Golf Championship will work in conjunction with Mary-Hardin University while the Division II Women’s Golf Championship will be hosted by Houston Baptist University.
In September, interested cities put in bids for the 2014-2018 championship cycle for Division I, Division II, and Division III sports. Just under 2,000 bids were received by the NCAA who awarded a record-setting 523 host sites for 82 of its 89 championships. Men’s and Women’s Final Four Championships along with bids for the new Football Bowl Subdivision national championship sites were not included in the bid or selection process.