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SportsTravel magazine has announced that the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, May 22 to 24, at J. J. Keller Field at Titan Stadium has been nominated for a 2008 SportsTravel Award.

Events are nominated and then voted upon by readers of SportsTravel, the sports world’s event magazine. Criteria for nomination and voting include superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event, and how the site or venue served to enhance the event.

“Since an event and the venue where it’s held are so dependent on one another, receiving this nomination is as much a credit to the venue as it is to the event,” said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. “SportsTravel readers are the leaders of the sports-event industry, and they know how important quality venue partners are to successful events. The SportsTravel Awards program is an opportunity for them to honor their peers and the venues that host sporting events for a job well done.”

Official ballots are available in the September issue of SportsTravel magazine. Readers also may vote online through Sept. 15 at www.SportsTravelMagazine.com. The ballot includes nominees in amateur, collegiate and professional categories. Awards in those three categories will be given for best single-sport event, best multi-sport or multi-discipline event, and best sports event series or circuit. Voters also will pick the best new sports event and an overall Sports Event of the Year from among the nominated events.

The NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships is one of six nominees in the Best Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event category. Also nominated were the Atlantic Coast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held in Chapel Hill, N.C.; the NCAA Division I Women’s Gymnastics Championship held in Athens, Ga.; the NCAA Division II Spring Championships Festival held in Houston, Texas; the National Junior College Athletic Association Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Levelland, Texas; and the Penn Relay Carnival held in Philadelphia, Pa.

SportsTravel Award winners will be announced at the TEAMS 2008 Conference & Expo Oct. 21-25 in Pittsburgh. Pa. The TEAMS 2008 Conference and Expo is the world’s largest annual gathering for the sports event and sports-related travel industry.

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