NCAA Gymnastics Championships hosted by TWU receives Sports Travel Award
The 2015 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championships, hosted by Texas Woman’s University, Knight Eady Sports Group and the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, received the SportsTravel Award for Best Collegiate Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event.
SportsTravel magazine announced the winners of the 2015 SportsTravel Awards during a gala event at the Travel, Events And Management in Sports 2015 Conference & Expo in Las Vegas on Nov. 10. The gala is the world’s largest gathering of event organizers and travel planners from the sports industry.
The awards ceremony was held on the basketball court of the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and was emceed by ESPN’s Jessica Mendoza.
The other nominations for the Best Collegiate Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event award included the 2015 NAIA Division I Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, the 2015 NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer & Dance Championship, the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and the 2015 US National Outdoor Collegiate Archery Championships.
The gymnastics championships were held in the state of Texas for the first time on April 17-19, 2015. The event was held in the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, a multi-functional 13,500-seat facility located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth.
The three-day event crowned a team national champion and five individual champions. TWU, Knight Eady and the Fort Worth CVB also will host the championships April 15-16, 2016 at the Convention Center Arena.
TWU, the only NCAA varsity gymnastics program in Texas, served as the host institution. TWU was responsible for recruiting and scheduling the volunteer corps, as well as assisting with ticket sales, marketing and meet operations. Knight Eady Sports Group, a full-service event operations company, and the Fort Worth CVB are part of the local organizing committee charged with promoting and managing the championships.