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Published 7/14/2005

Owens Community College Express Softball Holds Open Tryouts, July 19

Prospective high schools graduates and area residents interested in playing intercollegiate women's softball are invited to an Open Tryout at Owens Community College on Tuesday, July 19.

The Open Tryout begins at 4 p.m. and will be held at the College's Softball Complex on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from downtown Toledo.

The Express women's softball program this past year finished with a 44-12 overall record and captured the OCCAC regular season championship with an 18-0 mark. Led by Head Coach Duane Lanham, Owens' program made its first trip to the NJCAA Division II National Championships, finishing fifth in the tournament. Lanham's squad was ranked as high as No. 8 in the NJCAA Division II women's softball poll. Additionally, the 44 victories is a school record for most wins in a season, surpassing the previous mark of 41 in 2003.

Scholarships are still available. Owens Express players must be high school graduates and should bring their own equipment. For more information on the Open Tryout, call (567) 661-7937 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7937.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 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, and 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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