CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Championship Events Committee awarded future championships to 16 different sports at its annual convention.
Sixteen NJCAA sports received new championship locations over the course of the next several years. Fourteen states received bids, including three bids awarded to Tyler, Texas. The State of New York was awarded four bids, including a pair to Erie. A number of new locations also earned championship bids, including Oxford, Ala., to host the Division I and Division II softball championships in alternating years from 2021–2024.
“On behalf of our Championship staff, I’m excited about this great group of future championship hosts,” said NJCAA Director of Championships Rod Lovett. “It is a nice mix of former and first-time hosts and I think our student-athletes and coaches will enjoy playing in these venues and communities. This was a very competitive bid process and we think we have some excellent sites for the next several years. I’m especially excited that we will have four new championships this fall with the addition of Division II men’s and women’s cross country and Division II men’s and women’s soccer.”
The newly created Division II men’s and women’s soccer championships were previously awarded, including the Division II Men’s Soccer in Wichita, Kan., at the Stryker Complex in 2020, Peachtree City, Ga., at the MOBA Soccer Complex in 2021 and the Division II Women’s Soccer at Peachtree City, Ga. (MOBA Soccer Complex) in 2020 and Wichita, Kan. (Stryker Complex) in 2021.
In addition to the new championship bids, the NJCAA made the decision to reissue NJCAA Championship host sites that were impacted from COVID-19 during the spring seasons of 2020. The championships that were impacted will now host the events in spring 2022. Those championships that have been reissued include:
• Men’s and women’s outdoor track & field – Hutchinson, Kan.
• Men’s lacrosse – Garden City, N.Y.
• Division I Men’s Golf – Odessa, Texas
• Division II Men’s Golf – Joplin, Mo.
• Women’s golf – Finney County, Kan. (awarded 2023 due to prior selections in 2021, 2022)
Along with championship bid selections, a number of revisions and additions were added to specific championship formats. Visit: NJCAA announces championship revisions
All the NJCAA Championship bid approvals include:
- Tyler, TX | 2021
- Richmond, VA | 2021
- Tallahassee, FL | 2022
- Joplin, MO | 2023
- Peachtree City, GA | 2021, 2022
- Lansing, MI | 2022, 2024
- Erie, NY | 2023, 2025
- Council Bluffs, IA | 2022, 2023
- Pittsburg, KS | 2022
- Erie, NY | 2021, 2023, 2025
- Fort Pierce, FL | 2022, 2024, 2026
- Greeneville, TN | 2021, 2022, 2023
- Chautauqua, NY | 2021, 2022
- Collin County, TX | 2021, 2023
- Tyler, TX | 2022
- Mesa, AZ | 2021
- Tucson, AZ | 2022
- Tyler, TX | 2023
- Greeneville, TN | 2021, 2022
- Hudson Valley, NY | 2021, 2022
- Yuma, AZ | 2021, 2022
- Oxford, AL | 2023, 2024
- Oxford, AL | 2021, 2022
- Spartanburg, SC | 2023, 2024
- Syracuse, NY | 2021, 2022, 2023