St. Joseph will host NCAA women's division II championships in 2023 and 2024

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Photo Courtesy of Missouri Western Athletics

For the fifth and sixth time in history, Missouri Western State University, partnered with the St. Joseph Sports Commission will host the 2023 & 2024 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship at the St. Joseph Civic Arena.  The 2023 event will take place March 21 & 22 with the quarterfinals and semifinals only with the National Championship Game being held at the Division I site in Dallas, Texas.  In 2024, all seven games will be contested in St. Joseph over the date of March 26, 27 & 29.

This will mark the fifth & sixth time the Elite Eight has been held at Civic Arena as the venue previously hosted the championship in 2003, 2004, 2010 & 2011.

As a whole, this will be the 16 & 17th NCAA Championship hosted in St. Joseph as in addition to the above, other events have included:

Division II Men’s Basketball Regional – 1995
Division II Women’s Basketball Regional – 1994, 1995, 2007
Division II Women’s Basketball Finals – 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011
Division II Softball Finals – 2011
Division II Football Playoffs – 2011, 2012 
Division II Women’s Golf – 2013, 2021
Division II Men’s Golf – 1997, 2005