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HPU Expects To Draw Crowds, Business During Upcoming Big South Championship Tournament

03.9.2010

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 9, 2010 ? High Point University will host the Big South Women?s Basketball Tournament March 12-14 ? drawing a crowd of teams and fans that will flood the High Point area during this popular event.

Eight teams will be competing in the tournament ? four quarterfinal games on Friday, March 12; two semifinal games on Saturday, March 13; and the championship game on Sunday, March 14.

And with the many schools comes many fans. Jon Litchfield, assistant athletic director for sports information, estimates that around 1,000 fans will be at each session, and he expects that more than 300 hotel rooms will be needed for the teams and fans during the tournament.

Charlotte Young, president & CEO of the High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau., says the city of High Point is ready for the tournament?s guests.

?High Point Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to be one of the sponsors of the Big South Women?s Tournament for the second year,? Young says. ?This exciting event brings a great deal of visitors to town ? increasing the visibility of all of the wonderful amenities offered here in High Point. And these visitors, of course, are always a great benefit to our local economy.?

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among ?America?s Best Colleges.? HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education?s ?Great Colleges to Work For? 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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