Pontiac Announces Round Two Nominees In 'Pontiac Game Changing Performance Competition'
March 19, 2007
NEW YORK - The Pontiac Game Changing Performance competition continues to heat up with the announcement of the four nominated plays from Round 2 of the 2007 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.
After each round leading to the Final Four, CBS will nominate four pivotal plays. Alumni, students and fans voting online at ncaasports.com/pontiac will determine which of those four represents the single outstanding example of "Pontiac Game Changing Performance" for that round. Voting for Round 2 runs through 11:59 p.m., March 20 on ncaasports.com/pontiac.
Second round nominees include:
Vanderbilt 78, Washington St. 74
Ohio State 78, Xavier 71
UNLV 64, Wisconsin 68
Pittsburgh 84, Virginia Commonwealth 79
Northwestern State, winner of last year's Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Tournament is a great example that winning is not based on the size of your school, winning is determined by the fans that stand behind you. Encouraging alumni, students and fans to vote when your team is nominated brings your school one step closer to the $100,000!
On March 28, CBS will announce the four Pontiac Game Changing Performance finalists. And, once again, fans can vote online to determine who will be the overall $100,000 winner. The winning school of the Pontiac Game Changing Performance of the Tournament will be announced on CBS during the Championship Game on Monday, April 2.
"The 'Pontiac Game Changing Performance' is the most successful NCAA® scholarship award program of its kind because it's the only one that truly connects college sports fans with their favorite teams," said Chris Hornberger, Pontiac Advertising Manager. "College basketball fans are among the most passionate and intense of all sports enthusiasts and Pontiac continues to lead the way in bringing fans closer to their favorite NCAA® sports by giving them a major voice in determining which schools will earn a Game Changing Performance nomination and, the ultimate prize, a $100,000 general scholarship contribution."
In a new twist for 2007, each round one lucky individual who visits www.ncaasports.com/pontiac will win a $5,000 scholarship for themselves or their family. In total, Pontiac will be providing close to $200,000 worth of scholarships to NCAA® colleges and universities from both the men's and women's NCAA® tournaments and individual scholarships this season.
Following this year's award presentation Pontiac, the Official Performance Machines of the NCAA®, will have contributed $1 million to NCAA institutions since the program began in 2004.
Full program details can be reviewed by visiting www.ncaasports.com/pontiac.
Pontiac is a division of General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM) and markets the G6 sedan, coupe and retractable hardtop convertible, Solstice roadster, Torrent SUV, Grand Prix, and Vibe. New for the 2007 model year, Pontiac is introducing the turbocharged Solstice GXP roadster and G5 sports coupe. Pontiac sold more than 410,000 vehicles in 2006, ranking third among GM divisions in total sales. More information on Pontiac and its products can be found on the division's website at www.pontiac.com and in Spanish at www.pontiac.com/espanol.
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