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Published 9/27/2004

Owens Community College Named OCCAC All-Academic Conference Champion

Owens Community College's Athletic Program is being honored for academic excellence by receiving its second consecutive Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) All-Academic Award for the 2003-04 academic year. This marks the fifth time in the College's history that it has earned the award.

"I am very proud of our student-athletes, not only for their outstanding performance during intercollegiate competition but also for their strong work ethic within the classroom," said Michael Rickard, Owens Coordinator of Student Enrichment and Athletics. "The academic success of our student- athletes would not be possible without the guidance of Owens' excellent faculty and outstanding coaching and support staffs."

Selection criteria for the All-Academic Award is based upon the highest number of student-athletes within the OCCAC achieving a 3.3 GPA or higher. Owens' athletic programs earned the highest honor with 32 student- athletes attaining a 3.3 GPA or better. Sinclair Community College finished second with 13 student-athletes receiving OCCAC academic honors.

During the 2003-04 academic year Owens Express had several scholar- athletes on six of its teams. Among the athletic teams with scholar-athlete recipients were women's basketball (nine), women's softball (seven), men's baseball (seven), women's volleyball (five), men's soccer (three) and men's basketball (one). Nine student-athletes also were named NJCAA Academic All-Americans.

Owens has been a member of the OCCAC for the past 17 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 Ohio with 29 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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