Ashland's women's basketball team wins Div. II national championship

11:03 PM, Mar 29, 2013   |    comments
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SAN ANTONIO -- Ashland University women's basketball team brought home the national championship in Division II defeating Dowling 71-56, in San Antonio, Texas.

It is the first national championship for Ashland University in a "team" sport.

Over the past two seasons, the AU women's basketball team has gone 70-3, won back-to-back GLIAC regular season and tournament championships, back-to-back NCAA Division II regional championships and played in to two straight national championship games.

The win by the Eagles marks the just the second time a women's basketball team from the GLIAC has won a national title.

Grand Valley State won it all in 2006, defeating American International 58-52.

It also marked the third straight year a GLIAC team advanced to the final with AU doing it in the past two years, while Michigan Tech finished as national runner-up in 2011 to Clayton State.


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