By Chris Schmidbauer, Sports Information Director
Toledo, OH-- On Tuesday afternoon, the #1 ranked Owens Express Women's Volleyball team left for Charleston, WV ahead of the start to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament, which begins on Thursday.
The Express advanced to this week's tournament after sweeping through the District Tournament two weekends ago. Owens defeated Kellogg Community College on November 2, and they beat Grand Rapids Community College, who was ranked #3 in the country, twice en route to the district championship.
The Express are the #1 seed in the national tournament after finishing third a year ago. The third place finish was the highest finish for the program at the NJCAA Division II level. They also finished fourth in 2012. The team also finished in third place three times in the 1990's when the school was participating at the NJCAA Division III level.
Owens first round game will take place Thursday afternoon at 1 PM against Harcum Community College, who is the #16 seed in the tournament. Harcum will go into the match with a record of 20-7. Should Owens be victorious in their first match, they will then play again on Thursday evening at 7:30 PM.