KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association announced the dates and locations for its 2018-19 Championships. The MIAA will crown 17 champions, including 10 in women’s sport and seven in men’s sports. Five championships will be conducted at neutral sites with the remaining sites being held on campuses.
Women’s Soccer is the first championship of the season on Wednesday, October 31. First-round matches will be at campus sites with the semifinals on Friday, November 2 and the championship match on Sunday, November 4 at the campus of the highest remaining seed.
The MIAA Cross Country Championships will be held in Emporia, Kansas at the Jones Park Cross Country Course on Saturday, November 3. The final fall MIAA Championship is volleyball, which begins on Tuesday, November 6 at campus sites. Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 will be the semifinal and final matches on the campus of the highest remaining seed.
Winter Championships get underway with Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field. The indoor championships will be hosted in Maryville, Missouri at the newly completed Hughes Family Fieldhouse on Friday, February 22 and end on Sunday, February 24.
A change to the championship schedule will be for Men’s and Women’s Basketball. The championships move to five days, beginning on Wednesday, March 5 and will include 20 teams playing at Kansas City’s historic Municipal Auditorium. The basketball championships conclude with a men’s and women’s team cutting down the nets on Sunday, March 10.
Women’s Bowling wraps up the Winter Championships on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24. Springfield, Missouri’s Andy B’s will host this year’s championship.
Golf starts off the 2019 Spring Championship schedule on Monday, April 22 and ends on Wednesday, April 24. The Women’s Championship will be played at Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, Kansas. Men’s Golf will hit the course the same days at a site still to be finalized. The Oklahoma City Tennis Center will be the site of the 2019 Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships on Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28.
The MIAA Softball Championship will be held on Wednesday, May 1 through Saturday, May 4 with a location still to be finalized. Walton Stadium in Warrensburg, Missouri will be the site of the Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships starting on Friday, May 3 and ending Sunday, May 5.
The final MIAA Championship of the season will be baseball. The Baseball Championship is set to open on Thursday, May 9 with the final day on Sunday, May 12 at Al Ortoani Field in Pittsburg, Kansas.
“The MIAA is one of the strongest Division II conferences in the country and a big reason why is the quality championship venues we provide for our student-athletes each year,” explained MIAA Commissioner Mike Racy. “This year’s line-up of championship sites will provide a first-class championship experience to some of the nation’s most talented students.”
All MIAA Championships will be streamed live on the MIAA Network. The complete list of the 2018-19 MIAA Championship schedule, dates and locations can be foundhere.