What: Central College Under Armour Invitational
Where: Central College, Pella, IA
When: Saturday, January 7th
Time: 10 AM
Teams: Briar Cliff, Central, Davenport, Graceland University, Hannibal-LaGrange, Minnesota State Mankato, Morningside, North Iowa Area Community College, Simpson, St. Olaf, Truman, University of the Ozarks, Waldorf, Wartburg, William Penn
With a mix of NJCAA, DIII, DII and NAIA programs, the Central College Under Armour Invitational boasts a wide variety of talent. Taking place following the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals, this tournament will allow for teams to showcase a larger number of athletes over the first weekend of the New Year.
The Under Armour Invitational features multiple ranked teams. Wartburg (1) and Central (10) represent the ranked programs of Division III. NAIA will feature ranked programs Morningside (17), Briar Cliff (22) and Graceland (38). Minnesota State University Mankato (23) is the lone ranked Division II program.
With many teams traditionally sending their starting lineups to National Duals, it is difficult to say who may be competing for each program. The two tournaments are normally held over the same weekend.