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Published 4/16/03
Owens Community College Hosts Men's Basketball Shootout, Saturday, April 26

Prospective high school seniors and area residents interested in playing intercollegiate basketball are invited to Owens Community College to participate in the Express Men's Basketball Open Shootout on Saturday, April 26.

The Open Shootout begins 10 a.m. and will be held in Owens' Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo. Among those individuals on hand evaluating prospective student-athletes will include the Express Men's Basketball coaching staff, as well as coaches from various colleges and universities.

During the 2002-2003 campaign, the Express finished with a 28-6 overall record and a 12-2 mark (second place) in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) regular season standings. Owens also advanced to the NJCAA Division II National Championships by capturing the regional (District 7) title.

The Owens Men's Basketball program is led by Head Coach Jim Welling. In his 17 years as head basketball coach at Owens, he has guided the Express to many notable achievements including two NJCAA Division II National Championships in 1992 and 1993. Holding a career 474-106 record, Welling's squad finished the regular season ranked fourth in the NJCAA Division II poll.

Since 1989, Welling has sent over 40 players to NCAA Division I programs and currently has players at Hampton University, St. Bonaventure University, Walsh University, Wayne State University, Indiana University/Purdue University, Fort Wayne (IUPFW) and Central State College.

The registration fee for the Open Shootout is only $40. For more information, or to register for the event, contact (567) 661-7940 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7940.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 24 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 38,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering 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.



 

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