SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Evangel women's basketball team is headed to the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball Championship Tournament for the first time since 2010-11. The Crusaders will be the 8 seed and play 1 seed Oklahoma City University in the first round of the tournament on Wednesday, March 18 at 4 p.m.
It marks the 11th appearance for Evangel and fourth trip to the National Tournament as an NAIA Division I member. The tournament tips off Wednesday, March 18 and 19 with first-round action and will conclude with the national championship played Tuesday, March 24 in Billings, Montana.
First Interstate Arena in Billings, Montana is the host of the 32-team tournament for a fourth consecutive year.
Evangel enters the tournament 20-11 overall under second-year head coach Megan Leuzinger. The Crusaders have won eight of their last nine after falling to top seed and eventual Heart Conference Champion, Central Methodist in the Heart Semifinals.
For more information on the tournament visit www.NAIATournament.com/
Video and reaction from Coach Leuzinger will follow later.