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May 13, 2011

Dartmouth, Penn and Princeton Begin NCAA Championship Play

Complete Women's Lacrosse Weekly Release

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Lacrosse Championship. Princeton earned the League's automatic bid as a result of clinching the 2011 Ivy League Women's Lacrosse Tournament on May 8. Dartmouth and Penn received at-large bids into the 16-team field.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday, May 14
NCAA Championship First Round
Princeton at (8) James Madison, 1 pm
    JMU Lacrosse Complex, Harrisonburg, Va.

Sunday, May 15
NCAA Championship First Round
(7) Albany at Dartmouth, 1 pm
    Scully-Fahey Field, Hanover, N.H.

Penn at (5) Duke, 2 pm
    Koskinen Stadium, Durham, N.C.

IVIES IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
• Since 1982, six Ivy League schools have been represented in the NCAA Championship*
    Cornell — 3, (2001, 02, 06)
    Dartmouth — 12 (1983, 93, 95, 98, 99, 00, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06, 11)
    Harvard — 9 (1983, 84, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94)
    Penn — 7 (1983, 84, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11)
    Princeton — 20 (1983, 89, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11)
    Yale — 3 (1984, 03, 07)

* Before 2001, this championship was a national collegiate championship

IVY LEAGUE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Two Ivy League programs have earned collegiate women's lacrosse top honor, as both Harvard and Princeton have been crowned national champions. Harvard is a one-time champion (1990) while Princeton has won the title three times (1994, 2002, 2003). The NCAA officially began sponsorship of the Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship in 2001. From 1982 through 2000 this championship was a national collegiate championship.

WELL REPRESENTED IN THE NCAA'S
• There have been 20 championships in which multiple Ivy League teams have been represented in the
    NCAA Championship.
• 2011 marks the sixth time that three teams have advanced to the NCAA Championship.
• 1983 marks the lone year that four teams earned selection into the Championship (Dartmouth, Harvard,
    Penn and Princeton).

IVY LEAGUE RECORDS IN THE NCAA'S
The Ivies have combined for an all-time NCAA Championship record of 59-47 (.557)
• Cornell, 2-3
• Dartmouth, 10-11
• Harvard, 7-8
• Penn, 9-6
• Princeton, 30-16
• Yale, 1-3