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LMU to Host 2006 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championships

2006 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championships
2006 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championships

Jan. 30, 2006

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    Los Angeles, CA (Jan. 30) -- Loyola Marymount University has been chosen by the National Collegiate Athletic Association to host the 2006 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championships at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center in December of this year. It will be the second time the Lions have hosted the annual championship on the Los Angeles campus.

    The 38th annual men's water polo championship will be held the weekend of Dec. 1-3 on the campus of LMU. The event schedule and playing dates and times will be set early spring. The Lions hosted its first ever NCAA championship in 2002, drawing a sell-out crowd of more than 2,500 in both sessions as Stanford defeated Cal 7-6.

    "The 2002 NCAA Championship was a great success and we were proud to have it here at LMU," said Dr. Bill Husak, LMU Athletics Director. "The support from everyone on this campus was tremendous and we could not have done the first one without that support. Because of that commitment by the University as a whole, we are able to once again host this great event. We will have our work cut out for us to make it even better."

    Loyola Marymount welcomed the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center to its Westchester campus in August of 2000. The Burns Center is home to the on campus recreation center, which sees thousands of community members, students, faculty and staff through its doors each day. Included with the facility was the Olympic size pool that is part of the $20-million Burns Rec Center and serves as the home venue for men's and women's water polo as well as LMU swim meets.

    The LMU men's water polo team has advanced to the last three NCAA championships thanks to its three consecutive Western Water Polo Association titles. The winner of the WWPA gets an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

    For information on tickets to the 2006 NCAA Men's Water Polo Championship, call the LMU ticket office at (310) 338-6095.

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