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SFU bids on NCAA championships
Simon Fraser University has submitted bids for NCAA Division II championships in six sports spanning four years.
The bids, made in conjunction with Tourism Burnaby, are for championships to be held between the 2014-15 and 2017-18 academic years. The sports SFU would like to be the host for are men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, women's softball, wrestling and track and field.
The NCAA is expected to announce the sites for the championships in early December. If SFU is the successful bidder for any of them, Burnaby would become the first Canadian city to host a NCAA championship at any level.
Tourism Burnaby executive director Matthew Coyne said the bids are a great opportunity to align the city with the NCAA as well as showcase the city and its facilities.
"Bringing the championships to Canada would present NCAA student-athletes a once-in-a-lifetime experience which is a primary goal of all NCAA championships," said SFU athletic director Milton Richards.