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Owens Community College Named All-Sports Conference Champion
Owens Community College's Athletic Program has once again captured the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) All-Sports Award. The honor marks the fifth consecutive year that Owens has received the conference title.
Owens has garnered seven all-sports championships in the College's history. Academic years in which the Express has been named all-sports conference champions are 1994-95, 1995-96, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02 and 2002-03.
"I am very proud of our student-athletes for their hard work both in the classroom and during intercollegiate competition," said Michael Rickard, Owens Director of Athletics. "Owens has enjoyed a long-standing tradition of producing championship caliber teams. The success that our athletic program has achieved would not have been possible without the exceptional student-athletes and coaching staffs."
During the 2002-03 academic year Owens Express teams were Women's Softball Champions, Women's Volleyball Champions, Men's Baseball Second Place, Men's Basketball Second Place, Men's Soccer Second Place and Women's Basketball Third Place.
Cincinnati State Community College finished runner-up to Owens with two first place and third place finishes, respectively.
Owens has been a member of the OCCAC for the past 16 years. The nine other member schools comprising the OCCAC are Clark State Community College, Cincinnati State Community College, Columbus State Community College, Cuyahoga Community College, Edison State Community College, Lakeland Community College, Sinclair Community College, Southern State Community College and Terra Community College.
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.