SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The University of San Diego has been selected as one of four sites to host the Regional Rounds of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Tournament on December 11-12, 2015 inside the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
At each site, four teams will compete in single-elimination Regional Semifinal competition. The two winning teams will then compete against each other in single-elimination Regional Final competition at the same site. The winning team from each of the four Regionals will advance to the championship final site in Omaha, Neb.
Below is a list of the other three sites for the 2015 Regional Rounds.
USD has hosted the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament twice (2004, and 2013), but has not hosted rounds beyond the first two. Should the Toreros make the NCAA Tournament and advance to the regional round, they will be playing at home.
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About the Jenny Craig Pavilion
The Jenny Craig Pavilion opened its doors on Thursday, October 5, 2000 and is recognized as one of the finest collegiate facilities of its size. The pavilion, with a seating capacity of 5,100 is home to both the University of San Diego's men's and women's basketball teams, as well as the women's volleyball team. The JCP also houses the Warren Hospitality Suite, the Chet and Marguerite Pagni Family Athletic Hall of Fame, the McNamara Fitness Center, the Scripps Media Room, and a state-of-the-art Athletic Training Facility.
The arena was constructed with the university's architectural theme of the 16th century Spanish Renaissance. In the summer of 2015 the JCP received major upgrades, including a redesigned floor, and state-of-the-art video boards and LED sideline tables from Daktronics.
The Jenny Craig Pavilion has been the site of many impressive sporting events including: The 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2008 West Coast Conference Basketball Championships, the 2002 California Junior College Basketball Championships, the annual Kiwanis Basketball Tournament, the Darrell Russell Celebrity Charity Basketball game, the 2003 NFL Celebrity Basketball Game, the Official Super Bowl XXXVII Luncheon, and the 2004 Judo National Championships.
The JCP has also hosted the 2004 and 2013 first and second rounds of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Tournament, in addition to the U.S. Men's National Team hosting a friendly with No. 1 ranked Brazil in 2015. The facility also has hosted the University's commencement exercises and many special events including music concerts featuring Maroon 5, and guest speakers from the Dalai Lama to Jane Goodall.