Auburn University to host USA Team Handball College National Championships this weekend

AU team handball club 2014AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The 2014 USA Team Handball College National Championships will be held at Auburn University this weekend, April 11-13, in the Recreation and Wellness Center and Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.

Collegiate men’s and women’s teams from around the country will come to Auburn, the current home of the USA Team Handball men’s and women’s national teams, for three days of team handball action.

Games begin at 5 p.m. Friday in the coliseum, and admission is free to the public. For a tournament schedule, go to https://flic.kr/p/mYfqyZ.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be hosting the 2014 College Handball Championship at Auburn, especially in our club’s first year,” said Maurice Godwin, president of the Auburn University Team Handball Club, and a doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology. “Handball is an incredibly addictive sport, and the passion of everyone who is involved with USA Team Handball is infectious! The Auburn and Opelika communities have a treasure in our backyard with the National Team Handball Residency Program on Auburn’s campus, and we look forward to hosting many more handball events.”

The tournament also will serve as an open tryout for senior national teams and any candidates seeking acceptance into Auburn-based long-term residency programs.

In August, USA Team Handball announced the partnership with the university to create the long-term residency program for both the men’s and women’s national teams.

The college national championships are hosted by the Auburn University Team Handball Club and the Auburn-Opelika Tourism Bureau.

For additional information on the Auburn University Team Handball Club, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/auteamhandball or follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/AUTeamHandball. Follow USA Team Handball on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/usateamhandball and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/USATH.

(Written by Carol Nelson.)

Contact: Mary Rudisill, School of Kinesiology, (334) 844-1458, (rudisme@auburn.edu),
Mike Clardy, Office of Communications and Marketing, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)