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Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Tickets Go On Sale For 2001 NCAA West Basketball Regional
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
Release: 03/13/2000
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March 13, 2000

SPOKANE, Wash. - Ticket sales for next year's NCAA Women's Basketball West Regional in Spokane began Monday for the four team, three game tournament at the Spokane Arena. The winner of the west regional will advance to the NCAA Women's Final Four, set for St. Louis.

Tickets may be made ordered four ways -- at the Spokane Arena Box Office, online at, by phoning 1-800-325-SEAT or 325-SEAT (from the Spokane area) or by submitting the official tournament application form now being distributed.

WSU Interim Athletic Director Marcia Saneholtz and Kevin Twohig, general manager of the Spokane Arena, made the announcement jointly at a 1:00 p.m. press conference from the Spokane Arena today. Also participating in the press conference was WSU head coach Jenny Przekwas.

Tickets for the three-game package are $39, $29 and $19. The priority deadline for early orders will be June 9, with over the counter sales beginning June 19, at all G&B outlets.

"We are excited to be hosting the 2001 NCAA Women's Basketball West Regional in Spokane next year," said Saneholtz. "The Spokane community and the crew at the Spokane Arena did a terrific job making the 1997 NCAA Volleyball Championships a wonderful and successful experience and we are confident the basketball regionals will be equally successful."

"We intend to use Spokane's exceptional teamwork to provide the same experience in women's basketball," Saneholtz said, referring to the volleyball tournament in Spokane three years ago. "We hope everyone will again join us in showing the NCAA world WSU and Spokane know how to get it done and done right."

Fans purchasing tickets to the women's regional next year will also be given priority to purchase tickets for the 2003 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball First and Second Rounds, which WSU and the Spokane Arena will also host.

"The Spokane Arena and Washington State University have joined to create a winning team in hosting NCAA events and the Spokane Arena has established itself as a venue for top-level national and international sporting events," Twohig pointed out.

"The Inland Northwest community has created the success we have had with the 1997 NCAA Women's Volleyball Championships, the Memorial Cup in hockey, the Olympic Wrestling Trials, and the World Cup of Wrestling," Twohig added. "Our goal is to make the 2001 NCAA Women's Basketball West Regional an overwhelming success for the NCAA, the student-athletes, the fans and the community."

"Area basketball fans will have an opportunity to see four of the nation's best teams compete for a spot in the Final Four," Przekwas commented. "Chances are good that a Pacific-10 team will be in the mix, making it all the more exciting for Cougar fans who follow women's hoops throughout the year. The growth in women's basketball over the past decade has been tremendous and there's no better time to host the regionals."

In addition, Przekwas believes WSU's selection by the NCAA as the host school will also benefit her Cougar team.

"As we strive at WSU to build a championship level program and work towards playing in the regionals one day soon, this event will mean a great deal to Cougar Women's Basketball," the first-year coach said. "Being a part of this event will inspire and motivate our players and coaches to work harder to play at the next level."

"This NCAA competition will showcase not only WSU's talents as its host, but it will bring regional and national attention to Spokane and the Inland Northwest," WSU President Sam Smith commented. "Basketball will be the focus of this event, but livability and economic viability of this area will be on display for all to see."

Spokane's reputation as a city that supports NCAA events was also supported by Donna Noonan, NCAA vice-president for Division I women's basketball.

"We're excited about coming to Spokane in 2001 for the west regional tournament of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship," Noonan said from her Indianapolis office. "Spokane is a great college sports town, as they demonstrated when they hosted the Division I Women's Volleyball Championship a few years ago. Spokane set an attendance record for that event, and we look for the same kind of support for the women's basketball regional."

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Ticket orders may be submitted through:

Spokane Arena Box Office
800-325-SEAT 509-325-SEAT
On-line at
Official ticket application form for the 2001 NCAA Women's Basketball West Regional

NOTE: Beginning June 19, all G&B Ticket Outlets will sell tickets to the tournament, but until June 9, only the above outlets will accept early ticket orders.

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