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Fort Worth to host NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships

 

Texas Woman’s University along with the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the 2015 and 2016 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena. The NCAA made the announcement Dec. 10.

The championships will be held in Texas for the first time April 17-19, 2015. The three-day event consists of awarding a team national champion and five individual champions. TWU and the Fort Worth CVB will follow up the inaugural year by also hosting the championships April 15-17, 2016.

“We are thrilled to bring this prestigious event to Texas,” said Director of Athletics Chalese Connors. “We have a great partner in the Fort Worth CVB and we feel that the student-athletes and fans will have a truly memorable championship experience. The bid process was definitely competitive and we’re excited to showcase the best collegiate gymnasts in the country as they compete for a national title in Fort Worth.” Knight Eady Sports Group, an event operations company, is part of the local organizing committee charged with promoting and managing the championships.

“It is an honor and privilege to be the official 2015 and 2016 host city for the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships,” said Bob Jameson, president and CEO of the Fort Worth CVB. “We owe this win to our strong partnership with Texas Woman’s University and Knight Eady Sports Group. As a thriving sports destination, we look forward to showcasing all of our athletic and visitor amenities to the competitors, coaches and fans.” As the host institution and also the only NCAA varsity gymnastics program in Texas, TWU brings championship experience to the event. The Pioneers have hosted five USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Championships in Denton, in 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004 and 2010. They have won the team title nine times.

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Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

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