The top 16 community college volleyball teams from across the country will once again converge on Northwest Ohio this fall as Owens Community College serves as host venue for the 2012 NJCAA Division II Women's Volleyball National Championship Tournament, Nov. 15-17.
This marks the second consecutive year that Owens will host the national championship tournament. The College has hosted the national championship tournament on eight previous occasions. In addition to last year, Owens served as the host site for the NJCAA Division II Women's Volleyball National Championship Tournament from 2001-04 and the NJCAA Division III Women's Volleyball National Championship Tournament from 1998-2000.
Sixteen NJCAA Division II teams from across the country will compete in the double elimination consolation tournament. All matches will occur in the College's Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.
In addition to serving as host, the Owens women's volleyball team will look to advance to the NJCAA Division II National Championship tournament. The Express has participated in two Division II and five Division III national tournaments. Owens finished third in 1998, 1999 and 2000.
The 2012 edition of the women's volleyball program has amassed a record of 20-5 and is 8-0 (first place) in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference regular season standings. Lead by Head Coach Sonny Lewis, the Express is ranked No. 5 in the most recent NJCAA Division II Women's Volleyball national poll.
Tickets for the NJCAA Division II Women's Volleyball National Tournament are $15 (day tournament pass) and $35 (three-day tournament pass). Children under 12 are $5 per day. For more information, call (567) 661-7973 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7973.
Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation 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. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.