NWAACC Selects Tacoma as Site for 2014 Volleyball Championships

VANCOUVER, WA–The Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges is pleased to announce that the 2014 NWAACC Volleyball Championships will be hosted by Pierce College and the Western Region in conjunction with the Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center in Tacoma, Washington.

The Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center is the second largest meeting location in the Pacific Northwest allowing the NWAACC to continue to offer tournament games on two courts simultaneously while showcasing high-level competition in one of the largest markets on the west coast. Pierce College and the Tacoma Convention Center were instrumental in coming together to offer a world-class experience to participating Volleyball teams and colleges.

“The GTCTC offers more than 119,000 square feet of flexible event space for meetings, conferences, tradeshows and celebrations. Conveniently located just south of Seattle, 20 miles south of SeaTac Airport, close to I-5, within walking distance of two premium hotels and more options close by. (The GTCTC) is dedicated to protecting the environment through implementation of sustainability practices and green initiatives,” (http://www.tacomaconventioncenter.com/).

NWAACC Executive Director, Marco Azurdia said, “The NWAACC is excited about this partnership as we continue in our endeavors to provide our student-athletes a first class championship experience. Pierce College, the NWAACC West Region, the GTCTC, and the Tacoma South Sound Commission partnering together allows this to happen. It’s now about getting to work to run a first class event.”

The agreement between the NWAACC and the Tacoma South Sound Sports Commission calls for the tournament to run through the 2017 Volleyball season. Previously, Mt. Hood Community College served as host to the annual NWAACC Volleyball Championships. The NWAACC Volleyball Championship is a 16-team, double-elimination tournament held annually over four days in late November.

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