NCAA to Use STATS SportVU® Technology at NCAA® Women’s Final Four®

The Official Player Tracking Technology of the NBA to be Used During
NCAA Tournament

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports technology company, will cover the
2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four using STATS SportVU® player tracking
technology. Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will be the host for
the Women’s Final Four, with the national semifinals being played on
April 3 and the national championship game on April 5.

STATS SportVU technology will be used to collect real-time tracking data
of the games for use by the NCAA and its media partners. The games will
be televised live on ESPN, with STATS SportVU data being used to create
graphics for broadcast and in-stadium fan engagement. Key stats from the
games will be included in post-game notes which will be sent to the
media to inform coverage with in-depth statistical information.

“With today’s technology, we are always looking for additional ways to
tell the story as our fans are hungry for new and innovative ways to
consume the sport,” said Anucha Browne, NCAA vice president, women’s
basketball championships. “Working with STATS SportVU will create an
enhanced fan engagement experience and provide more in-game statistics
than ever before.”

STATS SportVU utilizes a six-camera system installed in arenas to track
the real-time positions of players and the ball. This information is
used to generate advanced metrics based on speed, distance, player
separation and ball possession.

“Our player tracking technology has changed the way player performance
data is analyzed in basketball at the collegiate and professional
levels,” said Greg Kirkorsky, Executive Vice President of Sales and
Marketing for STATS. “Several college teams already use STATS SportVU to
simplify their data collection process and improve their performance on
the court. The NCAA Women’s Final Four is a great opportunity to
showcase the same STATS SportVU technology that is used by the NBA teams
to enhance their performance and the STATS SportVU data that is also
available to broadcasters.”

STATS SportVU is the official tracking technology of the NBA and is used
by franchises to achieve competitive advantage through advanced
performance insights.


As the world’s leading sports technology company, STATS
powers sports. We are trusted by millions of fans and athletes around
the globe to analyze performance data from more than 100,000 games a
year with unrivaled speed and accuracy. Founded in 1981, our mission is
to power and transform fans’ passion for sports and improve team and
athlete performance through data and data-driven experiences. We enhance
sports on and off the field through real-time data feeds, sports content
and research, player tracking through STATS SportVU®, and customizable
digital solutions to engage fans.


Dennis Dougherty