Today, the Owens Community College men's basketball team has been voted No.
1 in the nation by the National Junior College Athletic Association among
Division II junior/community colleges.
With an overall record of 14-1, the Owens Express has won all four tournaments in which they have competed this season: the Mott CC Tournament, the St. Clair CC Tournament, the Owens Express Tournament and the Schoolcraft CC Holiday Tournament.
Community College of Beaver County in Monaca, Pennsylvania - last year's NJCAA Division II National Champions - is ranked No. 3 in the poll.
"This is really exciting for us," Head Coach Jim Welling said. "Our players have put forth a lot of effort and hard work and it's paying off for us now."
The Owens Express plays tonight at Cuyahoga Community College at 7 p.m. in an Ohio Community College Athletic Association (OCCAC) game. The Owens Express is undefeated in the OCCAC.