National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships

April 16th-19th 2014 @ Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex

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Want to run a 2014-2015 Qualifier Event?

Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on June 3, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)


 

     The College Disc Golf National Championship has already invited back the top 16 finishers and the First Flight and Second Flight Champion teams from the 2014 National Championships to the 2015 event. We will host a field of 72 teams in the Championship division for our 2015 tournament. That means there are 54 spots to award through our rankings, invitations, and qualifying events throughout the year.

 

     We are presenting an opportunity for your area to host one of these events.

 

     There will be four types of qualifier tournaments in the 2014-2015 season, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

 

     The Platinum Qualifier status will be awarded to the largest two events from the 2013-2014 season that reapply for the 2014-2015 season. Each Platinum Qualifier will award four spots to the highest four teams that haven’t yet earned a qualification. Platinum events will award a total of 8 berths to the 2015 National Championships.

 

     The Gold Qualifier status will be awarded to one event in each region. It is the goal for the Gold events to be the best event in the region. Each Gold Qualifier will award three spots to the highest three teams that haven’t yet earned a qualification. Gold events will award a total of 18 berths to the 2015 National Championships.

 

     The Silver and Bronze Qualifier statuses will be awarded to regions based on several factors: saturation of teams in region, saturation of events in region, new event v. established event, previous event size, among other factors. Each Silver Qualifier will award two spots to the highest two teams that haven’t yet earned a qualification. Each Bronze Qualifier will award one spot to the highest team that hasn’t yet earned a qualification. Silver and Bronze events will award a total of 24 berths to the 2015 National Championships.

 

     All tournament directors interested in hosting a 2014-2015 National Championships Qualifier should contact us immediately to let us know your intentions. Following that, please fill out the Event Application and submit it to us no later than June 30, 2014. The Event Application also contains further details about next season.

 

     This is the beginning of making the 2015 National Championships the best National Championships ever. The 2015 crowning event will be held on April 15th – 18th, 2015.

Final Innova Collegiate Team Rankings Released

Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on May 8, 2014 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)



The National Collegiate Team Rankings are proudly presented by Innova-Champion Discs, the world leader in disc golf products.

 

Take a look and see where your team stacked up during the 2013-2014 season. There was a lot of shuffling, but not at the very top. Colorado State held the top spot again after a solid finish at the National Championships.


1 COLORADO STATE
2 ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE
3 TENNESSEE TECH
4 WESTERN MICHIGAN
5 MINNESOTA
6 SOUTH CAROLINA
7 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY-MONTEREY BAY
8 NEVADA-RENO
9 MISSISSIPPI STATE
10 FERRIS STATE
11 ALABAMA
12 IOWA STATE
13 CLEMSON
14 OREGON
15 KENNESAW STATE
16 PURDUE
17 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY
18 WORCESTER STATE
19 ARKANSAS
20 SOUTH ALABAMA
21 NORTHERN IOWA
22 CALIFORNIA-SANTA BARBARA
23 WISCONSIN-STOUT
24 TEXAS
25

NORTH CAROLINA-CHARLOTTE

 

 

Click here for link to full rankings calculation sheet.

 

2014 Caddy Book

Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on April 9, 2014 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Here is the Caddy Book for the 2014 National Championships.

Click on the picture for a downloadable PDF.

 

 


Student Attendance Letter

Posted by National Collegiate Disc Golf Union on March 22, 2014 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

2014 NCDGC Competitors:

Below is a link to a PDF document explaing the dates of the championships and reason for your absence in class during the event. This IS NOT an excuse letter to get you out of doing any work. It is a kind proposal to your professors to allow you the opportunity to make PRIOR arrangements to compensate for your missed class time. Please make appropriate arrangements well ahead of time.

2014 NCDGC Student Attendance Letter

Selection Sunday

Posted by Alan Kane on March 16, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (3)




The end of the 2013-2014 collegiate disc golf season came to end Saturday with the conclusion of the California Clash and Gateway Collegiate Classic qualifier events. Five schools earned their spots into the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships at those tournaments.

Now it's time calculate the end-of-season Innova Collegiate Team Rankings and award the last few spots into the Champonship. There are six 1st Round Seeds to be handed out. The first two go to the top two schools with the highest total rankings points at the end of the season. Then, three spots are awarded to the three highest ranked teams that participated in the regular season. Finally, Pete May, founder of the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships, announces his pick for the Pete May Honorable Invitation.

 

Highest Total Points Seeds:

Indian Hills Community College ran away with the top point total with over 500 more points than the rest of the field. Georgia Southern edged out Penn State for the second spot by only 25 points thanks in part to their performance at the Innova SouthEast Collegiate Open where they finished ahead of seven other teams.

 

Total Points Standings - Top 5
Total Points Rank School Point Total
1 Indian Hills CC 1719.44
2 Georgia Southern 1200.00
3 Penn State 1175.00
4 South Florida 983.33
5 North Texas 922.22

 

Highest Ranked Seeds:

Indian Hills actually finished first in this category also, but since they have already qualified, the next three teams will be selected. North Texas, a new team this year, boosted their ranking on the second to last week of the season with a third place finish at the Mid-South Collegiate Open. With that performance, they jumped to 40th in the rankings. Following them is 41st ranked South Florida, who just missed winning a bid at the Alabama Slammer. With 42-Illinois earning their berth at the Gateway Collegiate Classic, Penn State squeaks their way into the field with 59th selection.

 

5 Highest Ranked Previously Non-Qualified Teams
Ranking School
38 Indian Hills CC
40 North Texas
41 South Florida
43 Penn State
44 South Carolina-Aiken

 

Pete May Honorable Invitation

Finally, the last team in is personally chosen by Pete May after all 59 other teams have been determined. Traditionally, Pete has chosen his team based on the school's popularity and notoriety. Mr. May has chosen the Buckeyes of Ohio State. Ohio State is the last team into the 60 school field at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.

Be sure to stay up to date with collegiate disc golf at www.NCDGC.com and in social media at facebook.com/NCDGC and twitter.com/CollegeDiscGolf.

Teams on the Bubble

Posted by Alan Kane on March 12, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This weekend's two events mark the end of the 2013-2014 College Disc Golf regular Season. The Gateway Collegiate Classic in St. Louis is the Final Premier event and will award the last two Bye Seeds and an additional 1 Round Seed. The California Clash in Arcata, CA will award two 1st Round Seeds to close out the season.

 

Following those events, the final rankings will be calculated and the last three spots to the National Championships will be awarded. The two highest ranked teams without a bid already will earn their way in. Then team with the highest total of rankings points will receive the last bid.

(The additional Highest-ranked seed is the spot left over after the Georgia Tech Invitational had only one team of the nine particpating teams without a qualification.)

 

Currently, Western Kentucky holds the lead in both categories. Below are the standings for both qualifications. These standings only include teams that are not currently qualified and have participated in events this year.


Highest Ranked Non-Qualified Teams

Current Rank - School

23 WESTERN KENTUCKY

26 MURRAY STATE

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36 LINDENWOOD

39 CAL STATE-CHICO

40 WESTERN ILLINOIS

41 INDIAN HILLS CC

43 NORTH TEXAS

44 SOUTH FLORIDA

45 ILLINOIS

46 MT. MERCY COLLEGE

47 PENN STATE

48 SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN

49 NOTRE DAME

50 WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER

51 GA SOUTHERN

53 OREGON STATE-CASCADES

54 CAMPBELL

66 ABILENE CHRISTIAN

67 OHIO STATE

69 TENNESSEE

70 LAMAR

71 CAL U of PENNSYLVANIA

72 SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA STATE

73 EAST GEORGIA COLLEGE

75 NORTH ALABAMA

77 NORTH CAROLINA

78 GRAND VALLEY STATE

79 CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ

 

 

Point Total Rankings Non-Qualified Teams

Total Points Rank - School - Total Points

1 WESTERN KENTUCKY 3348.08

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2 MURRAY STATE 2517.31

3 INDIAN HILLS CC 1719.44

4 CAL STATE-CHICO 1667.86

5 LINDENWOOD 1336.54

6 GA SOUTHERN 1200.00

7 WESTERN ILLINOIS 1182.69

8 PENN STATE 1175.00

9 SOUTH FLORIDA 983.33

10 NORTH TEXAS 922.22

11 ILLINOIS 901.92

12 MT. MERCY COLLEGE 822.22

13 SOUTH CAROLINA-AIKEN 758.33

14 NOTRE DAME 700.00

15 ABILENE CHRISTIAN 594.44

16 OHIO STATE 575.00

17 OREGON STATE-CASCADES 525.00

18 CAMPBELL 500.00

19 TENNESSEE 500.00

20 LAMAR 483.33

21 WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER 450.00

22 CAL U of PENNSYLVANIA 450.00

23 SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA STATE 350.00

24 EAST GEORGIA COLLEGE 350.00

25 NORTH ALABAMA 283.33

26 NORTH CAROLINA 250.00

27 GRAND VALLEY STATE 200.00

28 CALIFORNIA-SANTA CRUZ 200.00

 


Arkansas State Holds On for the Win

Posted by Alan Kane on March 11, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)


Arkansas State pictured after winning the Mid-South Collegiate Open

Photo (l-r) Jonny Radin, Seth Fendley, John Yates and Adam Smith

 

The Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship concluded Sunday morning with five teams competing for two spots in the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship. The National Championship is held in North Augusta, South Carolina April 16-19 with sixty college teams vying for the title of National Champions. The Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship held in Jonesboro is one of just seventeen national qualifiers.

 

Day two started with the home team of Arkansas State in the lead by just six strokes ahead of Southern Illinois University. Sunday’s third and final round consisted of alternate shot team doubles. The Salukis, consisting of Tyler Sommer, Jason Kern, Grant O’Dell and Tyler Cantu, were able to put together a round of 56, or seven strokes under par for the best score of the round and finished with 410 strokes. The Red Wolves of Arkansas State were able to keep their overall lead throughout the day and win the team championship as the team of Seth Fendley, Jonny Radin, John Yates and Adam Smith put together a solid 59 in the challenging conditions to finish at 407. The recent severe winter weather that left Jonesboro under four inches of sleet earlier in the week played havoc on the course as it melted and flooded portions of the course over the last two days. 

 

Individual honors also went to the Red Wolves and was even closer than the team scores as teammates John Yates -3 (109) and Jonny Radin -2 (110) finished as Champion and Runner-up. Rounding out the top six were Mason Bailey from Harding University +1 (113), Jason Kern from SIU +4 (116) and Tyler Sommer and Tyler Cantu +5 (120) both also from SIU. The University of North Texas finished third as a team and a pair of teams from Southwest Oklahoma State University finished out the field. 

 

The tournament was held at Disc Side of Heaven which is a new disc golf complex located on Strawfloor Drive is west Jonesboro. Disc Side of Heaven has two 18 hole courses with one a par 56 and the other a par 70. Due to the poor course conditions, the final round consisted of 9 holes on each course for par 63. 

 

The Red Wolves and Salukis now turn their attention to the National Championship next month. The four day tournament has grown from just 6 teams to the point to where it has been capped at 60 teams in just eight years. Plans for the 2015 Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship are already underway as collegiate disc golf continues to explode across the country.

Red Wolves Lead After Day One at Mid-South

Posted by Alan Kane on March 8, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)



Teams from as far away as 500 miles are in Jonesboro this weekend competing in the Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship. This National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship qualifier is a three round tournament where teams of 4 compete against each other. The top two teams from the tournament qualify for the Disc Golf National Championship held in North Augusta, South Carolina April 16-19. The competition is being held at Jonesboro’s newest disc golf complex, Disc Side of Heaven at 3255 Strawfloor Drive.

  

Saturday, teams competed in two rounds of singles action where the top 3 scores from each round count toward the team total. Leading after today’s two rounds are the Arkansas State Red Wolves with a team total of 348. Just six strokes back are the Salukis of Southern Illinois University with a score of 354. University of North Texas is in third place and two teams from Southwest Oklahoma State University round out the field.

 

Sunday’s final round will begin at 8:00 and the teams will play alternate shot team doubles. The team score from Sunday’s final round will be added to Saturday’s scores to determine the champion. The top two teams from the Mid-South Collegiate Disc Golf Championship will compete against 58 other college disc golf teams to determine the National Champion. Jonesboro is one of just seventeen national qualifiers for the National Championship. For more information regarding disc golf in Jonesboro, visit discsideofheaven.com or see the Disc Side of Heaven facebook page.

Registration Deadline Approaching Fast

Posted by Alan Kane on March 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 



The registration deadline to secure your spot at Nationals is March 14th. That's only a week away!! There are quite a few teams that need to secure their spot. If your school appears on the list below, you have NOT completed your registration! Your spot will be vacated at the deadline. Please complete your registration by submitting your roster through our Registration Page AND submitting your entry fee through the NCDGC Store. If there are circumstances that are preventing you from completing registration, you need to contact us IMMEDIATELY at contact@ncdgc.com.

 

 

Teams that have NOT completed registration:

 

Championship Bye Seeds:

Mississippi State (No Payment or Roster)

Alabama-Huntsville (No Payment or Roster)

Georgia Regents-Augusta (No Payment or Roster)

South Carolina (No Payment or Roster)

Western Michigan (No Roster)

South Alabama (No Payment or Roster)

Kennesaw State (No Payment or Roster)

California State University-Monterey Bay (No Payment or Roster)

Humboldt State (No Payment or Roster)

Tennessee Tech (No Payment)

Clemson 1 (No Payment)

 

 

Championship 1st Round Seeds:

Kansas (No Roster)

Wisconsin-Stevens Point (No Payment or Roster)

Michigan State (No Payment or Roster)

Wisconsin-Stout (No Payment or Roster)

Georgia Tech (No Payment or Roster)

Mississippi (No Payment or Roster)

East Tennessee State (No Payment or Roster)

Georgia (No Payment or Roster)

Georgia College & State University (No Payment or Roster)

Iowa State (No Payment or Roster)

Worcester State (No Payment or Roster)

Massachusetts-Amherst (No Payment or Roster)

Texas Tech (No Payment or Roster)

Texas (No Payment or Roster)

California-Santa Barbara (No Payment or Roster)

Auburn (No Payment or Roster)

Oregon State (No Payment or Roster)

Western Carolina (No Payment or Roster)

Kansas State (No Payment or Roster)

Iowa (No Payment or Roster)

 

 

First Flight:

Iowa State (No Payment)

Kennesaw State (No Payment)

Kansas (No Payment)

 

 

Second Flight:

Kennesaw State (No Payment)

 

DiscGolfPlanet.tv: Call for Production Crew and Video Content

Posted by Alan Kane on March 6, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 


 

DGPtv is pleased to be broadcasting the 2014 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships in North Augusta, South Carolina from April 16-19. This is our fourth year at the event, and we are honored to be a strategic media partner for the NCDGCs.

 

This year, in addition to our live Internet broadcast, DGPtv will also be producing a 30-minute TV show that will be distributed to 60-80 million households throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Barbados.

 

Combining this increased production load with our long-term commitment to growing the event, DGPtv is putting out a call to action to collegiate disc golf players and fans on two fronts.

 

1. Joining our DGPtv Production Crew

We are willing to open up every phase of our operations to willing collegiate volunteers in order to help us with our live Internet and TV productions. On-air talent, field reporters, video editors, production assistants, camera operators...all are positions where you can gain valuable broadcast experience and the satisfaction of knowing you helped advance disc golf's #1 collegiate event.

 

2. Making a Team or Individual Video to be Aired on the LIVE or TV Show

 

Part of the flavor that makes the NCDGCs great is the unique flavor that each team brings to the event. And who better to capture that flavor than YOU...the actual team members!

 

DGPtv would welcome a short 1-5 minute video that you feel captures the spirit of your team, your goals for the tournament, an individual personality, what disc golf means to you, or something even more creative...a music video perhaps.

 

Please submit your video according to the following specs:

 

720p resolution

 

29.9 fps framerate

 

h.264 codec

 

*.mov or *.mp4 file extension

 

Essentially, we are looking for something that will play in a YouTubeHD format, if you are using your video editing software presets.

 

To become a DGPtv crew member or submit your video, please email, John Duesler, Principal at DGPtv using ncdgc@discgolfplanet.tv or call 215-913-0569. I am looking forward to hearing from you and meeting you in North Augusta.

 


 

 


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