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Mohawk College Mountaineers to host 2023 CCAA Women’s Basketball Championship tournament

The 2023 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Basketball National champion will be crowned in Mohawk College’s David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre (DBARC) this upcoming season.

Mohawk College was approved to host the 2023 CCAA Women’s Basketball Nationals during the CCAA Annual General Meetings in Halifax.

a female basketball player sets to jump, with a defender at her back (with logos of the CCAA Women's Basketball National Championship)The tournament is set to take place March 15-18, 2023, and will feature eight of the country’s best collegiate teams.

“We look forward to welcoming top collegiate athletes from across Canada to Hamilton in March,” said Katie Burrows, Mohawk College Vice President, Students, International and Alumni. “We are confident they will bring their A-game to this national championship and, as their hosts, we look forward providing them with a first-class experience during the tournament.”

The DBARC, which is located at Mohawk’s Fennell Campus, is a 65,000 square foot facility which features a 19,375 square foot triple gymnasium.

Mohawk last hosted a national championship when the 2015 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championships took place at the Hamilton college.

“We are excited to be the host site for Nationals and will ensure that the little things are done right, and that the participants leave with the memory of a first-class experience” said Matt Ferreira, the Mountaineers’ Director of Athletics and Recreation. “This is a welcoming opportunity to showcase the new era of Mountaineers Athletics to the rest of Canada.”

The confidence in the institution and athletic department at Mohawk is at an all-time high, and the department boasts a thorough understanding of what it takes to run a national event.  

“We are thrilled for the opportunity to host and compete at the CCAA Nationals as we step into a new era of high-performance athletics at Mohawk College,” said Ray Williams, co-head coach of the Mountaineers women’s basketball program.

Over the last decade, Hamilton has become an epicentre for basketball and this tournament will provide an opportunity to bring the basketball community together.

“I am excited for the upcoming journey that will prepare our girls to compete on the National stage in our hometown,” said Mihai Raducanu, co-head coach of the Mountaineers program.

Tournament action will begin on March 15 with all four quarterfinal games taking place throughout the day.

The four days of action will conclude on Mar. 18 with a bronze medal game followed by the gold medal championship.