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Owens Community College Express Signs Women's Basketball Student-Athletes to Scholarships
Owens Community College has signed 10 first-year student-athletes to women's basketball scholarships for the upcoming NJCAA intercollegiate season.
Led by head coach Mike Llanas, the women's basketball program competes at the Division II level. Participating in intercollegiate athletics at the Division II level allows the College to offer scholarships to pay for tuition, fees and books for its student-athletes.
The women's basketball program finished the 2004-05 campaign with a 19-12 overall record and a 9-5 mark (third place) in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) regular season standings. Llanas' squad advanced to the semifinals of the NJCAA Region XII Championships before losing to Schoolcraft College.
"The Owens Community College women's basketball coaching staff is very excited about the upcoming season," said Llanas. "With the addition of the incoming first-year players, our team should be very explosive on the offensive end of the court. I expect the program to build on last year's success and be very competitive within the conference and postseason."
First-year student-athletes receiving women's basketball scholarships include:
Tammy Anderson of Columbus is a graduate of Westland High School. (Forward / Center)
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.
Brittany Barrera of Oregon is a graduate of Cardinal Stritch High School. (Forward)
Amanda Cogley of Lima is a graduate of Lima Bath High School. (Guard)
Amanda Coressel of Malinta is a graduate of Patrick Henry High School. (Point Guard)
Katie Culver of Tiffin is a graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School. (Forward)
Marquisha Hudgins of Toledo is a graduate of Woodward High School. (Forward)
Tashe Jacobs of Findlay is a graduate of Findlay High School. (Forward)
Brittany Murrell of Toledo is a graduate of Toledo Central Catholic High School. (Point Guard)
Kelsey Shumaker of Dresden is a graduate of Tri-Valley High School. (Guard)
Tia Simms of Fremont is a graduate of Fremont Ross High School. (Forward)