The NCAA awarded the State of Florida with 51 Men’s and Women’s Championship events in Divisions I, II and III to be held from November, 2018 through May, 2022. The 51 championships are among 30 events comprised of eight different sports to be held in nine Florida host communities.

The NCAA received more than 3,000 bid submissions from NCAA member schools, conferences, sports commissions and cities vying to host predetermined rounds for 84 of the NCAA’s 90 championships. A total of 613 sites were awarded for this cycle. The respective NCAA sports committees and the divisional championships cabinets/committees reviewed the bid proposals and selected the sites.

There were 43 states selected to host at least one round of an NCAA championship, with Pennsylvania leading the way with a total of 53. Florida was awarded the second most with 51.

The communities selected to host the championship events included Altamonte Springs, Howey-in-the-Hills, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, Sarasota, Tallahassee and Tampa. The sports awarded to Florida included Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Rowing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball

Criteria for selecting the host sites included creating what will be an exceptional experience for the student-athletes, along with adherence to NCAA bid specifications. Specifications can include, but are not limited to, providing optimal facilities; ease of travel to the location and ample lodging; and adherence to NCAA principles, which include providing an atmosphere that is safe and respects the dignity of all attendees.

The full listing of events follows

DIVISION I CHAMPIONSHIPS

March 21 & 23, 2019
DI M Basketball First/Second Rounds, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena

March 19 & 21, 2020
DI M Basketball First/Second Rounds, Tampa, Amalie Arena

May 16-19, 2021
DI M Golf Regional, Tallahassee, Golden Eagle Golf & Country Club

May 15-18, 2022
DI M Golf Regional, Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National Resort – Champion Course

Nov. 9, 2018
DI M&W Cross Country Regional, Tallahassee, Apalachee Regional Park

Nov. 13, 2020
DI M&W Cross Country Regional, Tallahassee, Apalachee Regional Park

Nov. 20, 2021
DI M&W Cross Country Championships, Tallahassee, Apalachee Regional Park

May 23-25, 2019
DI M&W Outdoor Track/Field Prelim, Jacksonville, Hodges Stadium

May 27-29, 2021
DI M&W Outdoor Track/Field Prelim, Jacksonville, Hodges Stadium

May 16-25, 2019
DI M&W Tennis Championships, Orlando, USTA National Campus

May 20-29, 2021
DI M&W Tennis Championships, Orlando, USTA National Campus

May 9-11, 2022
DI W Golf Regional, Tallahassee, Don Veller Seminole Golf Course & Club

May 28-30, 2021
DI, DII, DIII W Rowing Championships, Sarasota, Nathan Benderson Park

May 27-29, 2022
DI, DII, DIII W Rowing Championships, Sarasota, Nathan Benderson Park

DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIPS

Nov. 17 or 18, 2018
DII M&W Cross Country Regional, Lakeland, Holloway Park

Nov. 9 or 10, 2019
DII M&W Cross Country Regional, Lakeland, Holloway Park

Dec. 3-5, 2020
DII M&W Soccer Championships, Tampa, Pepin Stadium

May 17-21, 2021
DII M Golf Championships, Palm Beach Gardens, GA National Resort – Champions Course

Nov. 20, 2021
DII M&W Cross Country Championships, Tampa, The Abbey Course

Nov. 6 or 7, 2021
DII M&W Cross Country Regional, Tampa, The Abbey Course

Dec. 2-4, 2021
DII M&W Soccer Championships, Tampa, Pepin Stadium

May 7-11, 2019
DII M&W Tennis Championships, Altamonte Springs, Sanlando Park

May 10-14, 2022
DII M&W Tennis Championships, Altamonte Springs, Sanlando Park

May 15-18, 2019
DII W Golf Championships, Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National Resort – Champions Course

Dec. 9-11, 2021
DII W Volleyball Championship, Tampa, Bob Martinez Athletics Center

DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 12-15, 2020
DIII M Golf Championships, Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National Resort – Champions Course

May 10-13, 2022
DIII M Golf Championships, Howey-in-the-Hills, Mission Inn Resort and Club

May 23-28, 2022
DIII M&W Tennis Championships, Orlando, USTA National Campus

May 12-15, 2020
DIII W Golf Championships, Palm Beach Gardens, PGA National Resort – Champions Course

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