NCAA Women's Volleyball Championships Will Be Played on Sport Court Volleyball Courts for the 17th Year

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St. Pete Times Forum will host Finals Dec. 17 and 19; Regionals being played at U. of Florida, Stanford, U. of Minnesota and U. of Nebraska

The 2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division I Women's Volleyball Championship will be played at the St. Pete Times Forum on Dec. 17 and 19, the tournament's 17th year of play on official surfaces provided by Sport Court®.

Sport Court volleyball flooring will also be installed at separate sites for regional playoffs on Dec. 11 and 12 at the University of Florida, Gainesville; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Stanford University, Palo Alta, California, and the University of Nebraska, Omaha.

More than 40,000 square feet of Sport Court flooring will be used by the NCAA for the championships and the regionals. Sport Court is manufactured by Connor Sport Court International of Salt Lake City.

"Sport Court provides us with volleyball surfacing that meets our need for flexibility in conducting our tournaments. With safety as well as performance our primary considerations, Sport Court has been our choice of playing surfaces since 1993, said Erika Austin, Assistant Director of NCAA Corporate Alliances of the NCAA

Hosts for the championships will be the University of South Florida, the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and Tampa Bay and Company.

Sport Court is providing custom made Response™ high-performance flooring for the championship and the regional locations.

In what has become a long-standing tradition, at the conclusion of the championship, each member of the championship team will receive a piece of the competition floor as commemoration of their team's victory. In many ways, it is a tradition similar to the net-cutting ceremony at the end of the basketball championships.

"Superior performance and player safety are two of the primary reasons Sport Court continues to be the choice of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship," said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of CSCI. "Sport Court's continuous development, ongoing research and safety testing has resulted in a unique playing surface that also provides easy installation and customized, vibrant colors."

In addition, since 2005, Connor Sport Court has also been the exclusive provider of basketball courts for the NCAA® Final Four™.

Television Viewing Schedules for the NCAA Division I Women's games are as follow*:

Regional TV Schedule
Gainesville, Florida: Regional Final - December 12, 4:00 p.m. ET, Live on ESPNU
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Regional Final - December 12, 6:30 p.m. ET, Live on ESPNU
Omaha, Nebraska: Regional Final - December 12, 9:00 p.m. ET, Live on ESPNU HD
Stanford, California: Regional Final - December 12, 11:30 p.m. ET, Live on ESPNU HD

Championship Schedule
Thursday, December 17 - St. Pete Times Forum
Semifinal Game 1 - 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN360.com simulcast
Semifinal Game 2 - 9:00 p.m. ET on Live on ESPN2/ESPN360.com

Saturday, December 19 - St. Pete Times Forum
National Championship - 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN2/ESPN360.com simulcast

  • All times listed are Eastern time and subject to change.

About Connor Sport Court International
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Connor sports floors have established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports since the company was founded in 1872. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Connor Sport Court is proud to be the only sports surfacing company in the world that is independently audited and verified as "Zero Waste" and fully ISO 9001:2008 certified.

For more Connor Sport Court information contact:
Jeff Morton, Marketing Manager, Connor Sport Court
801-712-6411
http://www.sportcourt.com.

About the NCAA®
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a voluntary organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. It is comprised of institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals committed to the best interests, education and athletics participation of student-athletes. For more information please visit

http://www.NCAA.org.
http://www.sportcourt.com.

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