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Kick-Off Weekend 2016 Recap Graphic-2016-01-25

– Following a weekend of inclement weather that affected both coasts, the eighth annual ITA Kick-Off Weekend drew to a successful close on Monday, January 25, and the fields are now set for the 2016 Division I Men’s and Women’s National Team Indoor Championships next month.

Looking back at the results from the 2016 ITA Women’s Kick-Off Weekend, 12 of the 15 one seeds won their respective four-team regional and earned a spot at #ITAIndoors. Two number two seeds (LSU, Ohio State) and one three seed (Fresno State) also advanced, with #ITAIndoors host Wisconsin earning an automatic bid into the field.

North Carolina will be in Madison to defend its #ITAIndoors title. The Tar Heels also won in 2013 and the ACC has claimed the last three women’s #ITAIndoors championships, with Duke earning the crown in 2014.

The men’s #ITAIndoors field had to wait until Monday afternoon to round into form, as weather forced two Kick-Off Weekend regionals (Wake Forest and Columbia served as hosts) to extend play by a day. Like the women, the men’s No. 1 seeds at the Kick-Off Weekend largely held serve, with 13 of 15 winning their respective regional. San Diego (No. 2 seed) and Texas Tech (No. 3 seed) were the two non-No. 1 seeds to advance out of the Kick-Off Weekend.

The defending champions from Norman, Oklahoma, are in the 2016 field. Oklahoma beat USC 4-2 in the 2015 final. The host Cavaliers have won five of the last eight #ITAIndoors titles (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013).

For complete results from the 2016 ITA Kick-Off Weekend, click here.

#ITAIndoors Women’s Qualifiers By Conference

SEC (5) = Vanderbilt; Georgia; Texas A&M; Alabama; LSU
ACC (4) = North Carolina; Virginia; Miami (FL); Duke
Big Ten (3) = Wisconsin (host); Michigan; Ohio State
Big 12 (2) = Oklahoma State; Texas Tech
Pac-12 (1) = California
Mountain West (1) = Fresno State

#ITAIndoors Women’s Qualifiers By #ITAKickoff Seeds
No. 1 Seed = 12
    -Vanderbilt; Georgia; Texas A&M; Alabama; North Carolina; Virginia; Miami (FL); Duke; Cal; Michigan; Oklahoma State; Texas A&M
No. 2 Seed = 2
    -LSU; Ohio State
No. 3 Seed = 1
    -Fresno State

#ITAIndoors Men’s Qualifiers By Conference
Big 12 (4) = Oklahoma; Baylor; TCU; Texas Tech
ACC (3) = Virginia; North Carolina; Wake Forest
SEC (2) = Georgia; Texas A&M
Big Ten (2) = Ohio State; Illinois
Pac-12 (2) = USC; UCLA
WCC (1) = San Diego
American (1) = South Florida
Ivy (1) = Columbia

#ITAIndoors Men’s Qualifiers By #ITAKickoff Seeds
No. 1 Seed = 13
    -Oklahoma; Baylor; TCU; Texas A&M; Illinois; USC; Georgia; North Carolina; Ohio State; South Florida; UCLA; Columbia; Wake Forest
No. 2 Seed = 1
    -San Diego
No. 3 Seed = 1
    -Texas Tech