CRANFORD –Union County College’s Women’s Basketball Team is heading back to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament from March 18 to 24, 2018. The Women’s Basketball team competed in the NJCAA Women’s Basketball District N Championship Tournament defeating Harcum College by a score of 85-48 to qualify to participate in the national championship.
In addition to winning the District N Championship, the Lady Owls were also named the Garden State Athletic Conference and Region XIX Champions. Union’s Jessica Woods received the MVP award for her performance with 29 points, 19 rebounds and 5 blocks.
With the District Championship, the Lady Owls will head to Harrison, Arkansas for the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship.
In addition to the win by the Lady Owls, Head Coach Marbely Montas was named the Region XIX Coach of the Year.
“We are exceedingly proud of our scholar-athletes. Under the steadfast leadership of Coach Montas and Dean of College Life, Tammy Smith, these women have worked very hard, both inside the classroom and on the court, to have such a successful season. We are excited to be rooting for our Lady Owls in the Championship,” stated Union President Margaret M. McMenamin.
For more information on the Union County College Women’s Basketball team, visit www.unionowls.com. For more information on the NJCAA National Tournament, visit www.njcaa.org.
Union’s Lady Owls when they won the Region XIX Championship.