OLIVET, Mich.—The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that Olivet College, in partnership with The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), will host the 2021 NCAA Division III Women's Golf National Championships. The championships will take place May 11-14 at the Forest Akers Golf Course in Lansing.
In addition to the women's championship, the NCAA awarded the GLSA and Michigan State University with hosting rights for the 2020 Division I Men's Golf Regionals and the 2019 Division I Women's Golf Regionals.
Both of the women's events will be held at Forest Akers Golf Course and the Division I Men's event will be held at Eagle Eye Golf Club. All three events will be hosted and serviced by the Greater Lansing Sports Authority.
Each event will bring in a significant number of athletes, coaches and spectators for a 4 to 5 day stay in the Capital Region. Perhaps more significant than the attendee numbers for this event however, is the high-profile nature of these NCAA Championships, events that haven't been held in this area in over a decade.
"It has been great to see the sports community come together to put together this winning bid," said Mike Price, Executive Director of the GLSA. "Being able to secure three large NCAA events shows that we have been able to really raise the bar as a sports destination."
Olivet has only hosted one other NCAA Championship in school history. That was the 2000 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships, so the Comets are thrilled to be partnering with the GLSA to host this prestigious 2021 event in Greater Lansing. The combination of a strong golf community and a great course like Forest Akers will make it an amazing event.
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GLSA's mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. The GLSA will strive to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs for all ages, and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.
Watch the video from NCAA announcing the site selections for Division III Women's Golf.