CCAA Basketball wildcards announced

CCAA Basketball wildcards announced

Tip-off for the 2016-17 season is right around the corner and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is pleased to announce its wildcards for Women’s and Men’s Basketball Nationals.

This season, wildcard spots in Women’s Basketball will be awarded to second-place teams from the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) and Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA).

The 2017 CCAA Women’s Basketball National Championship will be hosted by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, AB.

Meanwhile, wildcard spots in Men’s Basketball will go to second-place teams from the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) and Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA).

The 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship will be hosted by Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI.

CCAA Men’s & Women’s Basketball National Championships consist of eight teams: Five provincial champions, two wildcards and the host.

The wildcard spots are awarded to CCAA member conferences based on their performance at national championships over the past three years. Conferences awarded wildcard positions are eligible to send a second team to Nationals. A conference may not fill more than two spots at a CCAA national championship, which excludes the host conference from being eligible for wildcards.

The following is a list of the 2016 Conference Championships:

MEN

ACAA: March 3-5 at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB
RSEQ: March 4-5 at Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Sainte-Foy, QC
OCAA: March 2-4 at Centennial College in Scarborough, ON
ACAC: March 1-4 at Medicine Hat College in Medicine Hat, AB
PACWEST: March 2-4 at Quest University in Squamish, BC

WOMEN

ACAA: March 3-5 at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB
RSEQ: March 4-5 at Cégep de Sainte-Foy in Sainte-Foy, QC
OCAA: March 2-4 at Seneca College in Toronto, ON
ACAC: March 1-4 at Lethbridge College in Lethbridge, AB
PACWEST: March 2-4 at Quest University in Squamish, BC