ELMHURST, Ill. – The nine team, nine uniform bracket for The Summit League's Uni Madness competition is set based on fan selections for each team in the summer voting competition.
From June 12-15, fans voted for which uniform would represent each of The Summit League's nine member institutions. The winners were placed into a nine-team bracket and seeded by the highest percentage of votes received during the week.
Four sports each sent a pair of uniforms to the tournament field. Women's soccer uniforms from Denver and IUPUI, men's basketball uniforms from Fort Wayne and South Dakota State, softball uniforms from Omaha and Western Illinois, and track and field uniforms from North Dakota State and Oral Roberts advanced. South Dakota's men's golf attire also made the cut.
Bracketed matchups begin on Monday with the "play-in" round between No. 8 seed Western Illinois (softball) and No. 9 North Dakota State (track and field). Fans may vote from Monday, June 19 through Thursday, June 22 with the winner announced on Friday, June 23.
The quarterfinal round begins Monday, June 26 with weekly matchups featuring No. 2 seed Omaha (softball) and No. 7 Oral Roberts (women's soccer), No. 3 Fort Wayne (men's basketball) and No. 6 South Dakota (men's golf), No. 4 South Dakota State (men's basketball) vs. No. 5 Denver (women's soccer) and No. 1 IUPUI (women's soccer) against the winner of Western Illinois (softball) vs. North Dakota State (track and field).
For updates and more details about Summit Uni Madness, visit the event webpage at http://www.thesummitleague.org/unimadness and follow @thesummitleague and Twitter using the hashtag #SummitUniMadness.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Celebrating its 35th season of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 80 Academic All-Americans, 75 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.