CRANFORD – Union County College scholar-athletes Frank Silva, of Kenilworth, and Ikenna Unachukwu, of Roselle, qualified on Feb. 22 to compete in National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Wrestling National Tournament. The tournament will be held at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa on March 6 and 7.
Both Frank and Ikenna are in their freshman year at Union. Frank is 5’8” and qualified at 125 pounds. He is a chemistry major and will represent the NJCAA Region XIX as the District Runner Up. Ikenna is 6’3” and qualified at 174 pounds. He is a nursing major and will represent the NJCAA Region XIX as the District At-Large.
“Union County College is so proud of Frank and Ikenna for qualifying to compete at nationals in not only their first year in college but also in the first season of our wrestling program,” stated Union’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin. “At Union, we provide our scholar-athletes with every opportunity to achieve their personal best both in the classroom and on the mat. Good luck to Frank and Ikenna.”
For more information on the 15 NJCAA teams at Union, go to www.unionowls.com.