CRANFORD –Union County College’s Women’s Basketball Team is heading back to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament from March 17 to 21. This past weekend, the Women’s Basketball team hosted and competed in the NJCAA Women’s Basketball District N & O Championship Tournament. The Lady Owls defeated Dean College, 62-57, to qualify to participate in the national championshi.

The Lady Owls will head to Johnson County Community College in Kansas for the NJCAA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship. This year marks the 40th Anniversary of Division II Women’s Basketball in the NJCAA.

To qualify to participate in the District N & O Championship, the Lady Owls first won the Region XIX Championship. Head Coach Cheryl Bell was named the Region XIX Coach of the Year.

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