CRANFORD – Union County College’s women’s basketball team won the title of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 19 Champions for a fourth consecutive year. For the title, the Lady Owls defeated Lackawanna College, 73-42 on April 3, 2021.
For a second year, sophomore Brianna Mills was named the Tournament MVP. Head coach Marbely Montas, a Union alumna from the class of 2007, was named Region 19 Coach of the Year for a fourth time. With this win, the Lady Owls now advance to compete against Region 20 champion Potomac State College of Keyser, WV in the East A District Championship. This game will be played on April 10 at 3pm at Raritan Valley Community College. The winner of this game advances to the NJCAA National Championship held from April 20-24.
“We are very proud of the Lady Owls for once again winning the title of NJCAA Region 19 Champions,” stated Union President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin. “This past year has been particularly difficult for our student-athletes due to delays and restrictions from COVID-19. These young women have worked hard to remain focused on their athletic and academic goals and their efforts have paid off. We wish them luck in their next game.”
For more information on the athletics programs at Union, visit www.unionowls.com