March 5, 2012

Owens Express Women’s Basketball to Host NJCAA District I Regional Tournament, March 9-10

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Owens Community College women’s basketball team begins its postseason run toward a national title as the Express compete in and host the NJCAA Region XII (District I) Women’s Basketball Championship, March 9-10.

The semifinals and finals of the tournament will occur at the College’s Student Health and Activities Center, March 9-10. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

Led by Head Coach Michael Llanas, the Express will take a 25-5 overall record into the single elimination tournament where they will battle Sinclair Community College (16-11) in the semifinals at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9. The first semifinal game will feature Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (29-1) against Edison State Community College (17-10) at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 9. The championship game will occur at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.

Owens also finished in second place in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (10-2 record). The Express is ranked No. 7 in the most recent NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball poll.

The NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship will take place March 20-24 in East Peoria, Ill.

Tickets for the NJCAA Region XII Women’s Basketball Championships are $5 per person. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free. For more information, call (567) 661-7973 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7973.

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.