Updated: Oct 30
Keep up with the collegiate regionals, all leading up to the 2023 November National Championship. Stay tuned for more updates!
The Regional Championships were a testament to the hard work, dedication, passion, and growth of collegiate athletes. As this chapter closes, a new one opens as the teams prepare to compete at the National Championship.
Watching these young athletes has shown us that the future of the sport is in great hands.
We look forward to seeing you all coming together and competing for the ultimate prize.
The stakes are higher, the competition is fiercer, and the expectations are greater.
Check out the list of regional champions:
Georgia Regional - Clemson
Arizona Regional - Utah Tech
Minnesota Regional - Michigan
North Carolina Regional - UNC
Ohio Regional - Maryland
Oklahoma Regional - Mississippi State
Colorado Regional - Utah Tech
Utah Regional - Utah Tech
Texas Regional - TCU
Florida Regional - FAU
Michigan Regional - Indiana
Nevada Regional - Utah Tech
For more info, please visit DUPR Collegiate.
Nevada Regional Championship
October 7-8, 2023
Nine schools competed last weekend at the Nevada Regional, closing the regular season for DUPR Collegiate Pickleball.
It was the last chance to secure a spot for the six schools that still needed a bid for Nationals. However, it proved challenging, as the aspiring teams faced the western powerhouses Grand Canyon University (GCU) and Utah Tech.
Utah Tech put its two teams in the semifinals against GCU and the University of California San Diego (UCSD). As they advanced through the semifinals, the two Utah Tech teams faced each other in the finals for the third consecutive time this season.
UCSD secured its bid to Nationals, while the University of Arizona faced off against Arizona State University to determine the last qualifying spot. The University of Arizona won, becoming the second Arizona team to secure their place at Nationals this year.
The top schools have just over a month to prepare until they hit the courts in Atlanta for the DUPR Collegiate National Championships.
Michigan Regional Championship
September 30 - October 1, 2023
Rochester Hills, MI
With the fall season coming to an end, the Michigan Regional showcased 11 schools and 90 players competing for two of the final remaining bids to the Collegiate National Championship.
Virginia Tech, Ohio State, and Michigan University faced fierce opposition from schools like Wisconsin-Whitewater and Case Western.
The Indiana University squad won an incredible Dreambreaker against Ohio State in the semi-finals and a convincing 3-0 victory over the number one-seeded Miami University.
In their first-ever regionals appearance, Indiana University and Miami University have earned their tickets to the 2023 DUPR Collegiate National Championships.
Next week will conclude the 2023 regular season with the Nevada Regional Championship, where hopeful schools must fight veteran teams Utah Tech and Grand Canyon to earn their bids for Nationals.
Florida Regional Championship
September 23-24, 2023
Boca Raton, FL
The most competitive Collegiate Regional Championship took place in Boca Raton, Florida, with 24 teams from 17 schools battling to earn one of the few remaining spots available for the Collegiate National Championship on November 17.
Auburn, Florida State, and the University of Florida battled for every point against the pickleball newcomers Florida Atlantic, the University of Miami, and the University of Georgia.
Multiple rain delays weren't enough to stop Florida Atlantic University from becoming the new regional superpower.
Florida Atlantic and the University of Georgia guaranteed their spots at the National Championship in November.
Texas Regional Championship
September 16-17, 2023
This weekend wraps up the DUPR Collegiate Texas Regional Championship, where nine teams from six universities battled on Life Time's newest outdoor pickleball facility in Humble, Texas.
The teams traveled across the region to compete for the title of Texas Regional Champions, a bid to the Collegiate National Championship, and their share of the $4,000 prize pool.
In the finals match, Texas Christian University (TCU) and Florida State University stood undefeated and faced each other for the first time in their school's history. Ultimately, the TCU Horned Frogs emerged victorious winning the Texas Regional Championship.
TCU had already earned their bid to Nationals at the Individual Championship that took place in April, but Florida State University and the University of Texas earned their respective bids.
Next week, the collegiate tour madness continues with the DUPR Collegiate Florida Regional Championship in Boca Raton. This tournament, which is the largest regional event of the year, will host 24 teams.
Utah Regional Championship
September 9-10, 2023
South Jordan, UT
Utah Tech dominated again despite solid opposition from Utah Valley and Utah State, winning its third straight Regional Championship.
Three teams (*#2 Utah Tech, #5 Utah State, and #8 Grand Canyon University) were veterans on the tour, with a spot locked in for the National Championship in November.
Other schools were debuting their teams in this tournament, including the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Rick's College, and Northwest Nazarene University.
*Numbers reflect the GAMMA Power Rankings from September 1, 2023.
For the full 2023 DUPR Collegiate Pickleball Schedule, check out our page: HERE
Schools can attend any regional they want, and can bring as many players as they want! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in bringing a team to a regional.