GEORGE TOWN, Grand Cayman – The Virginia women’s basketball team is one of eight teams that will be competing in the inaugural Cayman Islands Classic women’s college basketball tournament, being held Nov. 24-25 at John Gray Gymnasium on Grand Cayman Island, as announced Tuesday (April 11) by Caymax Sports Ltd.

The two-day tournament will feature eight teams, including 2023 NCAA Champion LSU and 2023 WNIT Champion Kansas. Virginia Tech, UConn, UCLA, Niagara and Tulane round out the field.

Match-ups and the full tournament schedule will be announced at a later date.

“We are excited to showcase these incredible teams,” said Joanne P. McCallie, Executive Tournament Director. “The development of this inaugural tournament speaks to Caymax Sports and their commitment to the spirit of Title IX while featuring the very best in women’s basketball competition.

“The Cayman Islands is very proud to be the host destination for the prestigious women’s D1 basketball tournament,” said the Honorable Kenneth Bryan, Minister of Tourism for the Cayman Islands. “This tournament brings elite U.S. women’s college basketball teams to our shores and the Department of Tourism recognizes the event’s magnitude for attracting new visitors to the country. We look forward to extending our Cayman kindness to the visiting teams and fans to ensure their time with us will be memorable.”

“The quality and rich tradition of these participating teams will make this inaugural edition of the Cayman Islands Classic the premier preseason women’s college basketball tournament this year,” added Joe Wright, chief executive officer for Caymax Sports Ltd.

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