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  • Date: March 10, 2005
    Media Contact: Steve Simon, 301-251-7952; Tom Bichy, 301-251-7587

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    Montgomery College-Rockville Women's Basketball Team Headed to National Tournament
    Lady Knights Finished Season with 17-7 Record, Ranked Seventh in NJCAA Poll

    The Montgomery College-Rockville Women’s Basketball team, from Montgomery County, Maryland, is headed to New York to compete in the upcoming National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III women’s basketball tournament.  The Lady Knights will go up against seven elite teams in Corning, New York, from March 16-March 20, putting their season winning 17–7 record season to the test.  This will be the Lady Knights’ fourth trip to the national tournament (1995, 2000, and 2002) and the first trip for this team.


    To reach the national tournament, the team played a demanding schedule of games against teams from District XX, including New York, North Carolina, New Jersey, and the Maryland Junior College Athletic (JuCo) conference.  The Lady Knights finished the regular season ranked seventh in the final NJCAA poll.  


    The Lady Knights team is made up of seven student-athletes: three sophomores and four freshmen, who almost all graduated from Montgomery County, Maryland Public Schools.  They are led by sophomore back-court players Marissa Richardson and Shannin Ferguson, graduates of Northwest High School.  The other team members are Rachel Dumont, a Springbrook High School graduate; Jennifer Monroe, from Blake High School; Elaine Conway and Latasha Kelly, graduates of Paint Branch High School; and Miyoba Mubaqwe.


    “We search for student-athletes that can be successful in the classroom and, with hard work, on the court,” says Montgomery College-Rockville women’s basketball coach, Don Williams.  “Our students are a priority and we aim to balance academic achievement with on-court success.”


    For more information about the Montgomery College-Rockville women’s basketball team, contact Coach Don Williams at 301-251-7588 or Tom Bichy, athletic director of Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, at 301-251-7587.


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