SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (SUMMIT) – Summit League officials revealed the upcoming 2022-23 championships schedule Tuesday. Fourteen of those championships will take place on ten different campuses, while the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments will return to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls.
The championship slate will begin and end in the Peace Garden State as North Dakota is slated to host the cross country championships on Oct. 29 at the Ray Richards Golf Course to get things started and North Dakota State will bring the league’s championship schedule to a close on May 24-27 with the baseball championship at Newman Outdoor Field. The Bison are hosting the most championship events of any league member as the men’s and women’s outdoor track and field championships will take place May 11-13 at the Terrence Dahl and Donna Beres Track Complex.
The remainder of the fall championship schedule includes women’s soccer, which will consist of six teams and be played over the course of two weekends for the first time in League history. The top two seeds will host a neutral site quarterfinal matchup on Friday, October 28, before playing the winner of that match in a semifinal match on Sunday, October 30. The following Saturday, the top remaining seed will host the bottom remaining seed in the championship match on November 5.
The men’s soccer tournament will be played Nov. 10 and 12 at the University of Denver Soccer Stadium in Denver, Colo., while the volleyball championship is being hosted by Omaha for the first time over Thanksgiving Weekend from Nov. 24-26 at Baxter Arena in Omaha, Neb.
The swimming and diving championships are moving to Minneapolis, Minn., and will be the first of the 2023 calendar year. Those will be held Feb. 22-25 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota. For the first time since 2013, the indoor track and field championships will be hosted by the University of South Dakota at the DakotaDome Feb. 24-25.
The men’s and women’s basketball championships return to their familiar home at the PREMIER Center for the eighth time. For the first time in League history, the 2023 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will feature all 10 members with St. Thomas competing in its first basketball tournament as a League member. The new format will cover five days on the calendar, starting March 3 and culminating with the respective title games on Tuesday, March 7.
The men’s and women’s tennis championships will be played in Kansas City for the sixth time and first since 2012 as the Roos are set to host the competitions on April 21-22 at the Plaza Tennis Center.
The men’s and women’s golf championships are headed back to the Cornhusker State in Lincoln, Neb., as the league’s golfers will try to conquer the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course. The women’s event is slated for April 23-25, while the men will follow on April 30-May 2.
South Dakota State will host the softball championship for the second straight season at the Jackrabbit Softball Stadium May 10-13.
2022-23 Summit League Championships Calendar
|Cross Country||October 29||North Dakota|
|Women’s Soccer||Quarterfinals/Semifinals – October 28 & 30 Championship – November 5||Campus Sites TBD|
|Men’s Soccer||November 10 & 12||Denver|
|Swimming & Diving||February 22-25||Minneapolis, Minn. (Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center)|
|Indoor Track & Field||February 24-25||South Dakota|
|Men’s & Women’s Basketball||March 3-7||Sioux Falls, S.D. (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)|
|Men’s & Women’s Tennis||April 21-22||Kansas City (Plaza Tennis Center)|
|Women’s Golf||April 23-25||Lincoln, Neb. (Wilderness Ridge Golf Course)|
|Men’s Golf||April 30-May 2||Lincoln, Neb. (Wilderness Ridge Golf Course)|
|Softball||May 10-13||South Dakota State|
|Outdoor Track & Field||May 11-13||North Dakota State|
|Baseball||May 24-27||North Dakota State|