NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt concludes its regular season by hosting the NCAA’s largest regular-season tournament – the 16th Annual Columbia 300 Music City Classic – at the Smyrna Bowling Center on Friday through Sunday.
Admission is free.
Here’s more information about the event:
- 9:40 a.m. Friday – Five, 5-Game Bakers
- 9:30 a.m. Saturday – Five traditional team games
- 8:30 a.m. Sunday – Three best-of-seven Bakers
COMPETING TEAMS (29)
The top nine teams in the latest NTCA poll will be competing along with a majority of the nation’s top 25 teams. The confirmed list includes:
Adelphi, Arkansas State, Aurora, Central Missouri, Drury, Elmhurst, Kentucky Wesleyan, Lewis, Lincoln Memorial, Long Island, Louisiana Tech, Maryville, McKendree, Nebraska, North Carolina A&T, North Central, Sacred Heart, Sam Houston State, Spalding, Stephen F. Austin, Tulane, Tusculum, UAB, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Upper Iowa, Valparaiso, Vanderbilt and Youngstown State.
Vanderbilt defeated McKendree in the 2019 championship match and the Commodores’ Maria Bulanova was the tournament MVP.
PAST SUCCESS AT HOME
The hosting Commodores have won the team title five times in 15 years – 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2019.
FOLLOWING THE TOURNAMENT
Following Sunday’s competition, Vanderbilt will honor its four graduating seniors and announce the winner of the 2020 Stoddard Award, the program’s only individual award. The four seniors – Bryanna Leyen, Adel Wahner, Bulanova and Emily Rigney, have enjoyed sparkling careers that included conference and national championships and academic honors.