MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – The Continental Athletic Conference (CAC) has released the information for their 2021-2022 conference tournaments. In their first year returning to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and as a first-year member of the CAC, Iowa Wesleyan University has been selected as the host institution for both the men’s and women’s golf and the men’s and women’s basketball conference tournaments.
IW will host the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments February 25-27 inside the Ruble Arena on IW’s campus. The tournament will include 16 teams total (eight men’s and eight women’s). The champion, runner-up, and consolation winner will all receive AQs (automatic qualifier) to the national tournament, which will begin on March 11th, with the opening rounds.
Then, May 2-4, 2022, IW will host the men’s and women’s golf tournaments. After the regular season, the top six teams in the conference are mandated to play, while all others are invited and encouraged to play. One men’s and one women’s team will receive AQs, while a second women’s team can qualify if they are ranked in the Top 25. The men’s national championship will take place in Silvis, Illinois, at the TPC Deere Run on May 17-20. The women’s national championship will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on May 25-28 at the Rose Creek Golf Course.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host these four CAC tournaments in our first year back in the NAIA,” said Derek Zander, vice president for advancement and athletics. “This will be a great experience for our student-athletes, the community of Mount Pleasant, and our fans.”