American Earns 14-Seed in First NCAA Appearance

American Earns 14-Seed in First NCAA Appearance

WASHINGTON – The American University women's basketball team received a 14 seed and will visit third-seeded Iowa in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship, as announced Monday. 

The American-Iowa game is slated for Friday, March 20, with a 2:30 p.m. (ET) tip off. The contest, being held at Iowa's Carver-Hawkeye Arena, will be televised by ESPN2.

The Eagles, who carry a 24-8 overall record on the season, will make their first NCAA appearance in program history after winning their first Patriot League tournament championship. American, which entered the league tournament as the top seed with a 16-2 league record, defeated Lafayette, Navy and Lehigh en route to the title.

Iowa, which holds a 24-7 record, finished second in the Big Ten Conference during the regular season with a 14-4 mark. The 18th-ranked Hawkeyes, who are undefeated at home this season, dropped a 91-85 overtime decision to Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals.

NCAA Tournament Tickets
All fans interested in purchasing tickets should go to AUeagles.com/Tickets now to submit their NCAA Tournament ticket request. Ticket requests will be processed on a first come, first serve basis, allotted using the below priority criteria. Please note that due to NCAA policy, the amount of NCAA tickets provided to AU is extremely limited. A two-ticket limit may be instituted at the discretion of American University Athletics.

2015 AU Women's Basketball NCAA Ticket Priority
Priority to purchase NCAA post-season tickets is as follows (in ranked order):
1.) Eagles Club members who have made lifetime gifts to Athletics in excess of $10,000 and are current Eagles Club members
2.) Eagles Club members who donate $2,500 or more to the athletics annual fund
3.) Eagles Club members who donated $500 or more to the athletics annual fund
4.) 2014-15 Eagles Club Members
5.) American University Alumni/Faculty/Staff
6.) American University Fans/General Public

Note: Donors to the women's basketball program and basketball season ticket holders will receive highest priority in each category above