Greater Lansing community wins bid to host three NCAA golf championship events
Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is pleased to share that a recent announcement by the NCAA has three major championship colligate golf events headed to Greater Lansing; The 2021 Division III Women’s National Championships, the 2020 Division I Men’s Regionals and the 2019 Division I Women’s Regionals.
The NCAA Division I and Division III Women’s events will be held at Forest Akers Golf Course and the Division I Men’s event will be held at Eagle Eye Golf Club. All three events will be hosted and serviced by the Greater Lansing Sports Authority.
Each event will bring in a significant number of athletes, coaches and spectators for a four-to-five day stay in the Capital Region. Perhaps more significant than the attendee numbers for this event however, is the high-profile nature of these NCAA Championships, events that haven’t been held in this area in over a decade.
“It has been great to see the sports community come together to compile this winning bid,” said Mike Price, Executive Director of the GLSA. “Being able to secure three large NCAA events shows that we have been able to really raise the bar as a sports destination.”
It’s plain to see, the announcement of these events is very big news for the local sports community. Geoff Henson, Sports Information Director with Olivet College, was eager to share his enthusiasm for the announcement.
“Olivet has only hosted one other NCAA Championship in school history,” said Henson. “That was the 2000 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships, so we are thrilled to be partnering with the GLSA to host this prestigious 2021 event in Greater Lansing. The combination of a strong golf community and a great course like Forest Akers, we’re sure to have just an amazing event.”
For more information about the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Regional and Championship events visit http://www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2017-04-18/future-ncaa-championships-site-selections-released. For more information about the GLSA, visit www.lansingsports.org.
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GLSA’s mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. The GLSA will strive to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs for all ages, and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.