It's that time of year, but this year has some extra excitement in our house.
On Sunday, March 4, Aaron received an email that he'd been selected to officiate the Division II Men's NCAA Tournament...things moved quickly from there. He found out early Monday morning that he'd be going to Alabama. And then he started getting calls from the NCAA travel agency, the site coordinator and seems like a million other people. On Friday, he flew to Alabama.
Twelve officials are selected to work at each regional site. All twelve call the opening round, which was Saturday. At the end of the day, there is a meeting and 6 of the officials are told they've been selected to call on Sunday and the other 6 are sent home. Since this was Aaron's first trip to the Regionals, he expected to head home on Sunday. But, he didn't! I had asked him to email me so that I would know as soon as I was awake on Sunday morning. The email said that he was calling on Sunday! Then I got a phone call late Sunday night...he was one of the 3 officials selected to move on to the regional final/sweet sixteen game!! Whohoo! I'm so proud of him...he's worked incredibly hard for this honor.