NCAA Unveils Logo For 2023 Women’s Final Four

Earlier this week, the NCAA unveiled the logo for the 2023 Women’s Final Four, which will take place at American Airlines Center in Dallas on March 31-April 2.

This marks just the second time that Dallas has hosted the Women’s Final Four, as South Carolina claimed its first national title with a win over Mississippi State in 2017. The Bulldogs notably reached the title game by ending UConn’s 111-game winning streak in the national semifinals.

“The 2023 championships in Dallas will truly be a celebration of women in sport and women’s basketball, as we will crown national champions in all three divisions while this historic event will culminate the NCAA’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX,” NCAA vice president of women’s basketball Lynn Holzman said in a statement

“We look forward to working with our hosts, the Big 12 Conference and the Dallas Sports Commission, in creating a memorable experience for all involved.”

Much like the 2023 Men’s Final Four, which takes place in Houston, the logo for the Women’s Final Four takes cues from the Texas state flag with its star-shaped exterior and the four stars at the top that represent the four teams competing for the title.

The color scheme was inspired by the bright lights of the Dallas skyline at night, while the basketball and the overall structure at the bottom mimic Reunion Tower, one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. The logo is complete with a Final Four wordmark in the center and brackets below that to signify the path to the championship game.

“With its bright colors and uniquely Dallas design, this logo reflects the energy and excitement with which our city will embrace this event,” Dallas Sports Commission executive director Monica Paul said. “Dallas is a premier sports destination, and we look forward to welcoming college basketball fans again to our city to celebrate the premier women’s championship.”

The 2022 Women’s Final Four takes place in Minneapolis, while future sites include Cleveland in 2024, Tampa in 2025 and Phoenix in 2026.

Photo courtesy of @NCAAWBB on Twitter.