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Owens Wins OCCAC All-Sports Award

Owens Wins OCCAC All-Sports Award

By Nicholas Huenefeld/Owens Sports Information

Toledo, Ohio---Owens Community College has been named the 2014-15 Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) All-Sports Award winner.

The winner is tallied by awarding points to each school for its place of finish in each respective sport and dividing that total by the number of sports at each respective school. Owens finished top among the conference's eight schools.

Owens, which captured outright championships in women's basketball and softball, won with a conference best average of 9.07 points. They also captured a co-championship in men's basketball, while finishing second in men's golf, women's volleyball and men's soccer. The baseball team finished fourth in the conference.

Furthermore, the women's basketball team won the Region XII District I championship and advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Final Four. The women's soccer team won the Region XII tournament championship and advanced to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament for the second consecutive season. The men's golf team finished second in the Region XII tournament, but still qualified for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament for the third consecutive season. They finished ninth among 16 teams.

This is the second time in three years that Owens won the award.

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Cincinnati State captured outright titles in men's golf and men's soccer to finish in second place with an average of 8.5 points. They also finished third in men's and women's basketball and fourth in women's volleyball.

Columbus State (7.75 average) and Sinclair Community College (7.6 average) finished in a close race for third and fourth place. Columbus State captured a conference championshiop in women's volleyball and finished second in women's basketball, while Sinclair captured the conference's baseball championship.

Lakeland Community College (7.07 average), Cuyahoga Community College (6.75 average), Lorain County Community College (5.33 average) and Edison Community College (3.66 average) rounded out the conference.

Lakeland captured a co-championship in men's basketball with Owens and finished third in baseball. Cuyahoga finished second in baseball, third in men's soccer and fourth in men's basketball.