February 21, 2012

Owens Community College Express Launches New Athletics Website

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College Express has a new online destination for individuals interested in gaining insight into the daily news about the academic institution’s eight intercollegiate athletic programs as the Athletics Office unveils www.owensexpress.com ( http://www.owensexpress.com/ ).

The new website, which is branded with the Owens Express “E” logo in the masthead and athletic red and white colors throughout, is designed to bring fans closer to the Express winning tradition and their favorite student-athletes and coaches of all eight Express teams. The new online location will feature live game scores, player features, post-game stories, up-to-date season statistics and photo galleries. All the athletic media guides will be posted on the site as well, and links to the Owens Express social media sites on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

The new website also includes a user-friendly mobile site for fans on-the-go. A text-only version of the website will launch in March.

The website construction was a four-month collaborative process, headed by Owens Athletic Director Rudy Yovich, in partnership with PrestoSports of Rockville, Md.

“It today’s era of instant information, we felt it was important to provide our fans with the most current information possible regarding Owens Express athletics,” Yovich said. “Owens Community College has a great story to tell and this is just another way to communicate that message.”

The NJCAA, which oversees two-year college sports in the U.S., and PrestoSports signed a six-year contract in January for PrestoSports to upgrade and maintain the NJCAA’s national statistics database.

“We have one of the finest community college athletic departments in the country, with our coaches, support staff, facilities and success in the classroom and in competition,” Yovich said. “The new website will only add to our ability to recruit quality student-athletes to Owens Community College.”

PrestoSports, Inc. started in 2003 and helps sports teams communicate online with their fans, opponents and media outlets. The company develops technologies that facilitate the sharing of information on top of the PrestoSports Network, the digital mapping of teams’ real-world connections. Millions of fans follow their favorite teams on sites powered by PrestoSports. For more information, visit www.prestosports.com ( http://www.prestosports.com/ ).

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.