From UMO Media Relations
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — The University of Mount Olive and the Town of Cary have been selected to host the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship from 2023-2026 in Cary, N.C., it was announced Wednesday by the NCAA. Mount Olive and the Town of Cary have co-hosted the NCAA II Baseball National Championship in each of the last three years and had already been awarded the 2021 and 2022 championships. The four-year extension will give Mount Olive and the Town of Cary a 17-year hosting partnership, second-longest in the history of the NCAA Division II Baseball Tournament.
The Division II Baseball Championship was among 450 site selections announced by the NCAA Wednesday. Click HERE for the full release of site selections from the NCAA.
As the host institution, UMO is involved with all aspects of planning and administering the championship. UMO personnel handled the sports information and sports medicine duties during the championship.
“It is an honor to be selected by the NCAA to host the DII Baseball Championship for another four years,” said Vice President for Athletics Jeff Eisen. “As the host now for ten years, we have worked in conjunction with the Town of Cary and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance to provide a first-class experience for the participants and it is great to have that effort acknowledged by receiving this extension.”
Mount Olive and the Town of Cary co-host the NCAA Division II Baseball National Championship at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary each year. Cary is the seventh city to host the NCAA II Baseball National Finals in the 46-year history of the tournament. The 17-year hosting partnership is second only behind Montgomery, Ala., which hosted the National Finals from 1985-2007.
The University of Mount Olive won the NCAA II Baseball National Championship in 2008, the one year it was held in Sauget, Ill. The Trojans reached the 2011 National Championship at Cary, tying for third.
Mount Olive and the Town of Cary were also among the finalists to host the 2026 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Basketball National Finals. The NCAA awarded the basketball championship to Pittsburgh, Pa.