ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League, along with South Dakota State University and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority, has announced the league baseball championship will be held in Sioux Falls, S.D. for the second time in the last four years.
"This is a great opportunity for the city of Sioux Falls and The Summit League," said Wes Hall, executive director of the Sioux Falls Sports Authority. "Sioux Falls is a great sports town and we are excited to play a part in the journey to the College World Series."
The double elimination tournament will take place May 22-24, at the Sioux Falls Stadium. The 2011 Summit League Tournament was also hosted at the Sioux Falls Stadium, which was the first baseball tournament ever to be held at an off-campus site. That tournament set a new total attendance record of 5,128, which still ranks No. 1 in league history.
The city of Sioux Falls and the Sioux Falls Sports Authority will also be hosting The Summit League Men's and Women's Basketball Championships a record sixth consecutive year from March 8-11. The site has set numerous attendance and sponsorship marks during the previous five years.
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at eight institutions, including three 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), 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, 62 All-Americans and 50 Academic All-America selections.