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March 9, 2009

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UDC Women's Basketball team going to the big dance

Women's Basketball Team


Washington, DC: March 9, 2009
---The University of the District of Columbia Women’s Basketball Team has been invited to the “Big Dance.” The NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Committee announced on Sunday night the fi eld of 64 teams for the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship, and the UDC Firebird Women’s Basketball Team was among the 42 teams receiving an at-large bid.

UDC finished its 2008-09 season with a 24-4 record, ranked 20th in the country among NCAA Division II Schools, and 8th in the NCAA Atlantic Region. The No. 8 seed in the Atlantic Regionals, UDC will face the No. I seeded California University of Pennsylvania in the fourth game on Friday night, March 13, at 8 p.m. UDC defeated California by ten points,74-64, in their only meeting during the regular season, in Washington on November 19, 2008.

The Atlantic Regionals will be hosted by California University of Pennsylvania, at Hamer Hall on its campus in California, Pennsylvania, March 13 thru 16, 2009. The charge for admission to the Regionals is $10 per adult, and $5.00 per, student per day. The Regional Championship game is scheduled for Monday, March 16, at 7 p.m.

Additional information about UDC’s Tournament participation can be obtained by contacting: Bernard S. Payton, at (202) 498-9400 (o), (202) 498-9400 (c), or by visiting the Tournament web site at http://www.calvulcans.com/sports/2009/3/5/WBB_0305090617.aspx?id=134.


 

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