The NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships held in Des Moines have again won the Best Collegiate Multi-Sport or Multi-Discipline Event in the country by SportsTravel Magazine. The event was held June 6-9, 2012.
Award winners were nominated and voted upon by readers of SportsTravel, the sports world’s event magazine. To be eligible, events had to occur between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 and must have met the following requirements:
  • Superior organization of and attendance at the event
  • Superior experience for competitors/spectators
  • Host city/venue served to enhance the event
“Our team worked closely with the NCAA and the team at Drake University to make the Track and Field Championships successful for the local community and memorable for the athletes, coaches and fans,” said Greg Edwards, President/CEO of the Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission. “It’s invigorating to have others notice our teams’ exemplary work.”

SportsTravel Magazine announced the winners of all 2012 SportsTravel Awards at the TEAMS 2012 Conference Thursday, October 4 in Detroit. For a complete list of all winners, visit