AUSTIN, Texas -- Missouri State University is once again top of the Collegiate Handball World as they captured the Men's, Women's and Combined Open team titles at the 68th USHA National Collegiate Handball Championships. Limerick University won the International team title.
For the first time in recent memory, the Men's Open Singles final will feature the No. 5 an No. 6 seeds. Shane Dunne (ITT) will meet Diarmuid Mulkerrins (GMIT) in the Men's Open final.
It's a finals rematch in the Women's Open Singles with Ciana Ni Churraoin (MNSU) mixing it up with Fiona Tully (DCU).
See the updated results and match times on the draw links below. (FILES UPDATED as of 9:30 PM - Feb. 22).
Men's Singles (Wednesday Matches)
Women's Singles (Wednesday / Thursday Matches)
Men's Singles (Thursday)
(Megan Mudd of Missouri State sets up for a shot off the back wall on Friday). The Irish player's talent and dominance was on full display through the quarterfinals of all divisions in the 68th USHA National Collegiate Handball Championships. All four Men's Open semifinalists hailed from across the Atlantic and will playoff for a spot in Sunday's final. Fergal Coughlan (University of Limerick) faces off against Shane Dunne (IT-Tralee) in the top semifinal. In the bottom bracket, Diarmuid Mulkerrins (Galway-Mayo IT) tussles with David Walsh (Cork IT) for the second spot in the final.
In the Women's Open bracket, defending champion Ciana Ni Churraoin (Minnesota State, Mankato) meets Sinead Meagher (Limerick IT), while 2019 finalist Fiona Tully (Dublin City University) matches up against Niamh Hefferman (University of Limerick) in the other semifinal.
Doubles semifinals will be played Saturday after singles action completes.
The second day of competition at the 68th USHA National Collegiate Handball Championships brought more contested matches as players pressed on through preliminary rounds. Doubles divisions also advanced another round on Thursday (Image Courtesy of Missouri State Handball). Friday brings the first matches of the "knock out" brackets where players "win of go home" in their respective divisions. Each round players advance in the final brackets scores more points for their college team.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Collegiate handball players representing 36 institutions from around the world stood in awe when they saw the main observation "fish bowl" court in legendary Gregory Gym.
"Everything IS always bigger in Texas!" joked one player as they checked in for the 68th USHA National Collegiate Handball Championships. No sooner had players received their hospitality package, they immediately took to the courts to practice before scheduled matches. Once official matches began, it set the tone for what promises to be a long weekend of raucous handball competition. Wednesday's matches would determine where a player would end up before points may be earned for their respective teams. First round doubles matches were also played on the first day. Click on the draws below to see the results.
2020 Entry and Eligibility
Important Deadlines and Dates
- Monday, February 17 - Starting Times and Draws Posted
- February 19 (12 pm) - Play may begin
- February 23 (12 pm) - Play ends
- March 3 - All American Bios and Championship Articles due