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Ticket punched: as Pioneers dance to Dallas, tourney weekend details emerge

Hartford, Connecticut - 3/18/2023 - Smith College vs. Transylvania University during 2023 Division lll Women's Basketball Semi-Finals. Photo by Stan Godlewski

The Transylvania women’s basketball team is dancing in Dallas this spring. Boasting a historic 32-0 record, the Pioneers are headed to the women’s NCAA Division III national basketball championship — the first Transylvania athletics team to do so. 

After defeating Smith College 76-65 on March 18, the Pioneers will take on the Christopher Newport Captains for the national title on April 1 in Dallas, Texas. The championship game will be held at noon ET/11 a.m. CT in the American Airlines Center.

The 2023 women’s championship celebration in Dallas runs from March 31 through April 3. Pioneer fans can purchase tickets to the DIII championship game, as well as a wide variety of event packages for the weekend. Learn more about the event’s security policies and venue bag policies. 

This year will be only the second time in NCAA history that all three women’s divisions will hold a combined championship in a single location. The championships have been brought together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark civil rights law that prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities, including athletics.

Free festivities offered during the weekend include Tourney Town, Party on the Plaza, the Title IX 50th Anniversary Showcase and a Super Saturday Concert after the game.

Buick will also offer complimentary shuttles to take fans to and from the stadiums, fan zones and local surrounding sites. 

Plans are also underway for a campus send-off for the team and a watch party on April 1. Details will be announced in the coming days.