May 7, 2013

Owens Express Women’s Softball Competes in NJCAA District G Regional Tournament, May 8-10

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Owens Community College women’s softball team will look to advance to the national championship tournament for the second time in three years as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII (District G) Women’s Softball Championship later this week. The tournament will occur in Battle Creek, Mich., Wednesday-Friday, May 8-10.

Led by Head Coach Duane Lanham, the Express will take a 21-15 overall record into the double elimination tournament where they will play the winner of the Ancilla College (19-23)/Grand Rapids Community College (33-16) game at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8. If they would advance, the Express will play at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. The championship game will occur at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 10.

Teams participating in the tournament include Owens Community College, Ancilla College, Grand Rapids Community College, Muskegon Community College (32-22), Lansing Community College (29-17) and Kalamazoo Valley Community College (31-14).

Lanham’s team finished the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference regular season with an 8-4 record (second place).

The NJCAA Division II Softball National Championship will take place May 16-18 in Clinton, Miss.

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