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Published 5/20/2004
Owens Community College Express Basketball Holds Open Tryouts

Prospective high school graduates and area residents interested in playing intercollegiate basketball are invited to participate in Summer Open Tryouts at Owens Community College.

The Open Tryouts will be held in the College's Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo.

Men's basketball Open Tryouts will occur on Mondays and Wednesdays, May 24 - July 28, from 5-7 p.m. Open Tryouts will not be held on Monday, May 31. The Express women's basketball program will hold Open Tryouts on Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 25 - June 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. An additional Open Tryout will occur on Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Led by Head Coach Jim Welling, the men's basketball program finished with a 23-8 overall record and a 7-7 mark (fourth place) in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC). Owens advanced to the semifinals of the NJCAA Region XII (District 7) Men's Basketball Championships before losing to Columbus State Community College. Welling's squad was ranked as high as No. 1 in the NJCAA Division II men's basketball poll.

The women's basketball program, led by Interim Head Coach Matt Godfrey, completed their season with a 24-11 overall record and a 9-5 mark (fourth place) in the OCCAC regular season standings. Owens made its fourth trip to the NJCAA Division II National Championships, finishing ninth in the tournament. The team was ranked as high as No. 7 in the NJCAA Division II women's basketball poll.

For more information on the Open Tryouts, call (567) 661-7974 or 1-800- GO-OWENS, Ext. 7974.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 27 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio 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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