The athletics department is a nominee for "Best Collegiate Single-Sport Event" in the 2011 SportsTravel Awards.
Stony Brook Athletics has been nominated in the "Best Collegiate Single-Sport Event" category of the 2011 SportsTravel Awards, sponsored by SportsTravel Magazine. The department is nominated for hosting the 2011 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship final, which saw Northwestern defeat Maryland for the national championship in front of 8,011 fans.
The SportsTravel Awards are awarded based on criteria such as: 1) organization of and attendance at the event; 2) the event provided a superior experience for the competitors and spectators; 3) the site and/or venue of the event enhanced the event. The deadline for voting is Monday, Aug. 15, and the awards will be presented at the TEAMS '11 Conference & Expo, Oct. 3-6 in Las Vegas.
Stony Brook's fellow nominees in the category are the Big Chill at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich., the Notre Dame vs. Army football game at new Yankee Stadium in New York, the ACHA Div. I national championship game in Newark, Del., the BCS Championship game in Glendale, Ariz., and the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
Stony Brook Athletics successfully hosted both the semifinals and title game of the 2011 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship, bringing over 20,000 supporters to the Three Village community. The department will now focus its efforts on hosting the 2012 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship, which is scheduled for May 25 & 27.