UAA announces fields for 2009 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout

UAA announced that it has completed its fields for the 2009 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout, scheduled for Nov. 24-28 at Anchorage’s Sullivan Arena.

On the women’s side, host and three-time defending champion UAA will be joined in the four team field by Cincinnati, Coastal Carolina and Western Carolina. It will be the first Shootout trip for each visiting program.

Meanwhile, the men’s field for the 32nd annual tournament will be UAA, Houston, Nicholls State, Oklahoma, San Diego and Washington State. With six teams instead of the traditional eight, the men’s Shootout will undergo a format change for the first time ever, instituting Olympic-style pool play for 2009.