2016 WOMEN'S NATIONAL COLLEGIATE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS FRIDAY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ

via the Collegiate Water Polo Association

BRIDGEPORT, Pa. -- The 30-game 2016 Women's National Collegiate Club Championship will be held on Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, at the University of California-Santa Cruz in Santa Cruz, Calif.

For fans unable to make it to the venue, the Collegiate Water Polo Association will stream the entirety of the tournament on a Pay-Per-View basis. Coverage is available on the CWPA Multimedia page or by clicking the streaming link on the Women's National Collegiate Club Championship page.

The Collegiate Water Polo Association, in partnership with Stretch Internet, is offering the streaming to the league's fans at a cost of $10 per game or $25 for a weekend pass that allows viewers to watch every game from the comfort of their home or office. Each game will be archived so that fans can catch up on the action if they miss a game.

In addition to the championship coverage via the Internet, the Collegiate Water Polo Association offers DVD copies of every game at the championship on site for fan purchase. Fans attending the championship can find out more information about the DVD packages offered by the league at the concessions table during the championship.

The site of the 2015 Men's National Collegiate Club Championship on Friday-Sunday, November 13-15, UC-Santa Cruz becomes the third host in the Golden State for the women's championship as California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and the University of California-Davis in Davis, Calif. hosted in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Further, it marks the first time that the championship will be hosted in the same state during either an academic or calendar year.

It will mark the sixth time a California school will host either the Men's or Women's National Collegiate Club Championship as California Polytechnic State University and San Diego State University hosted the men's event in 2002 and 2013 prior to the UC-Santa Cruz's duties in the Fall.

Seeds for the championship are based on the results of the 2015 Women's National Collegiate Club Championship at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., with the Sierra Pacific Division claiming the No. 1 spot due to the University of California winning the National Championship a year back with an 11-5 defeat of the University of Notre Dame.

The host region receives two automatic bids, one of which is assumed by the division champion and the other by the host site or division runner-up (the 16th position). This ensures the tournament host is always a participant.

Previous Men's National Collegiate Club Championship Hosts (2000-to-Present)

2000 - University of Washington (King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, Washington)
2001 - University of Florida (Gainesville, Fla.)
2002 - California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
2003 - Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)
2004 - University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.)
2005 - Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.)
2006 - Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, Ohio)
2007 - University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.)
2008 - Ohio University (Athens, Ohio)
2009 - University of Florida (Gainesville, Fla.)
2010 - Southern Utah University (Cedar City, Utah)
2011 - Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, Ga.)
2012 - Oregon State University (Osborn Aquatic Center, Corvallis, Ore.)
2013 - University of California-San Diego (La Jolla, Calif.)
2014 - University of Utah (Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center, Kearns, Utah)
2015 - University of California-Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, Calif.)

Previous Women's National Collegiate Club Championship Hosts (2000-to-Present)
2000 - University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.)
2001 - Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, Ohio)
2002 - Emory University (Atlanta, Ga.)
2003 - Carthage College (Kenosha, Wisc.)
2004 - California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
2005 - Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas)
2006 - Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
2007 - Williams College (Williamstown, Mass.)
2008 - University of Oregon (Mt. Hood Aquatic Center, Gresham, Ore.)
2009 - University of California-Davis (Davis, Calif.)
2010 - University of Arizona (Tucson, Ariz.)
2011 - University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Ind.)
2012 - Florida State University (Tallahassee, Fla.)
2013 - University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minn.)
2014 - The Ohio State University (SPIRE Institute, Geneva, Ohio)
2015 - Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vt.)

Previous Men's National Collegiate Club Champions (1993-to-Present)
1993 - Northwestern University def. University of Maryland
1994 - United States Military Academy def. University of Dayton
1995 - University of Dayton def. United States Military Academy
1996 - University of Michigan def. University of Arizona
1997 - Dartmouth College def. University of Colorado
1998 - University of Michigan def. Pennsylvania State University
1999 - California Polytechnic State University def. University of Richmond
2000 - Michigan State University def. University of Washington
2001 - California Polytechnic State University def. Villanova University
2002 - California Polytechnic State University def. University of Southern California
2003 - University of Michigan def. California Polytechnic State University
2004 - California Polytechnic State University def. University of Arizona
2005 - Grand Valley State University def. Michigan State University
2006 - Michigan State University def. Grand Valley State University
2007 - California Polytechnic State University def. Michigan State University
2008 - Michigan State University def. California Polytechnic State University
2009 - University of California-Los Angeles def. Florida International University
2010 - University of California-Los Angeles def. University of Texas
2011 - University of Southern California def. Yale University
2012 - University of Southern California def. University of California
2013 - University of California-Los Angeles def. Lindenwood University
2014 - Lindenwood University def. San Diego State University
2015 - Lindenwood University def. San Diego State University

Previous Women's National Collegiate Club Champions (2000-to-Present)
2000 - University of Washington def. Michigan State University
2001 - Michigan State University def. University of Florida
2002 - Michigan State University def. California Polytechnic State University
2003 - California Polytechnic State University def. Michigan State University
2004 - California Polytechnic State University def. Dartmouth College
2005 - California Polytechnic State University def. Dartmouth College
2006 - Michigan State University def. University of Florida
2007 - Fresno State University def. California Polytechnic State University
2008 - California Polytechnic State University def. University of Oregon
2009 - California Polytechnic State University def. University of Notre Dame
2010 - California Polytechnic State University def. University of Michigan
2011 - California Polytechnic State University def. University of California-Davis
2012 - University of California-Davis def. California Polytechnic State University
2013 - University of California-Davis def. University of Central Florida
2014 - San Diego State Univerrsity def. University of Michigan
2015 - University of California def. University of Notre Dame