NCAA cross country championships returning to Saint Leo

NCAA cross country championships returning to Saint Leo

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission have been selected to repeat as hosts for the 2021 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships, at The Abbey Golf Course.

Saint Leo and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission were also selected to host the 2020 and 2021 NCAA Division II Cross Country South Region Championships at The Abbey Course.

The Saint Leo and Tampa Bay Sports Commission partnership previously hosted the NCAA Division II Cross Country South Region Championships in 2015 and 2016, as well as the 2016 NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships.

"Being selected to repeat as a co-host for these NCAA Division II cross country events in 2020 and 2021 is a tremendous honor for all of us with Saint Leo Athletics," said Saint Leo Athletics Director Francis X. Reidy. "We have a great partner in the Tampa Bay Sports Commission, and I want to thank Rob Higgins and his team for their efforts to celebrate and enhance the Division II championship experience at the South Region championships we jointly hosted in 2015 and 2016, and the cross country national championships we hosted this past fall."

"We look forward to welcoming the Division II cross country community back to Saint Leo and the Tampa Bay region in 2021," said Reidy.

Other Sunshine State Conference institutions were named NCAA championship hosts in the sports of men's and women's cross country (Florida Southern, 2018 and 2019 South Regionals), men's and women's soccer (Univ. of Tampa, 2020 and 2021 championships), men's and women's tennis (Rollins College, 2019 and 2022 championships), and women's volleyball (Univ. of Tampa, 2021 championship). SSC provisional member Palm Beach Atlantic was also named a host institution for men's golf (2021 championship) and women's golf (2019 championship).

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