March 7, 2013

Owens Express Women’s Basketball Competes in NJCAA District I Regional Tournament, March 8-9

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Owens Community College women’s basketball team begins its postseason run toward a national title as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII (District I) Women’s Basketball Championship, March 8-9.

The semifinals and finals will take place at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College in Cincinnati.

Led by Head Coach Michael Llanas, the Express will take a 23-7 overall record into the single elimination tournament where they will play Sinclair Community College (16-11) in semifinal action at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 8. If they would advance, the Express would play at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 in the championship game.

Other teams participating in the tournament include Edison State Community College (17-6) and Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (24-6).

This season, Owens captured its first Ohio Community College Athletic Conference title (10-2 record) since the 2010-11 campaign. The Express is ranked No. 9 in the most recent NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball poll.

The NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship will take place March 19-23 in East Peoria, Ill.

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