University of Pennsylvania’s Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex has
been named one of the top Division II collegiate arenas in the nation by a National
Collegiate Athletic Association fan survey on social media.
Complex is in the company of facilities that include the Alaska Airline Center at
the University of Alaska Anchorage; Northern State’s Wachs Arena in Aberdeen, South Dakota; and Gross Memorial
Coliseum at Fort Hays State University.
praised the IUP facility and the Ed Fry Arena as “one of the best in DII.” The
listing about IUP also notes that “the entire center seemingly racks up new
accolades every year, finding themselves on different top arena lists each
Last year the
Kovalchick Complex was named the third best Division II collegiate arena in the
Nation by HERO Sports. HERO Sports provides news and rankings for every college
sports team and covers all college sports news of
NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA teams at all divisions.
“This is a great day for the Kovalchick Convention and
Athletic Complex,” said KCAC General Manager Andrew Thompson. “We are
grateful to the NCAA and Crimson Hawks fans for recognizing the KCAC and the Ed
Fry Arena with this honor. Our staff, coaches and athletic teams really
come together to make our game-day experience the best it can be for all of our
The Ed Fry Arena is
home to IUP’s men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball.
“It truly is
exciting for the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex to be recognized as
one of the nation’s best, especially by our fans,” Sam Phillips, assistant vice
president for Administration at IUP, said. “Congratulations to Andrew Thompson
and the entire Kovalchick Complex team for achieving this noteworthy